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Baby Led Weaning Spinach Pancakes

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When I originally wrote this recipe, Felix was on his third week of baby led weaning and after a difficult start, i was pleased that it was getting a lot easier. After a couple of weeks of him being totally disinterested in food, he suddenly became a baby who was willing to try anything – and nothing has changed since. These spinach pancakes for babies have remained a firm favourite throughout the last two years.

Spinach pancakes for babies on the plate

I am a huge fan of baby led weaning pancakes as I think they’re such an easy food to prepare and make and super versatile too. Keep reading for the simple baby spinach pancake recipe, which can be used to create huge pancakes or tiny ones perfect for little fingers!

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spinach pancakes for babies on a plate

With Dexter we tried sweet potato pancakesbanana pancakesbeetroot pancakesbaked pancakes and good old scotch pancakes. These days at three years old, he’s more of a fan of chocolate pancakes, but the baby is not quite that lucky…he’s stuck with spinach pancakes!

But guess what, they actually taste yummy and I bet nobody would even guess there’s spinach in them, apart from the colour!

Baby Led weaning spinach pancake in a pan on the hob

Related Post: 50 Baby Led Weaning Breakfast Ideas

Baby led weaning spinach pancakes are so quick and simple to make and only require ingredients you’ve got stocked in your fridge/cupboard. They take less than five minutes to prepare and a few minutes each to cook. As usual I like to batch make a few so I’ve got a few left for tomorrow, but usually they all end up getting eaten anyway! They’re that delicious!

Baby Led weaning spinach pancake on a plate
Baby Led weaning spinach pancakes on a bamboo bamboo plate

Related Post: The Best Baby Led Weaning Spoons

What blender do I use?

I use a Kenwood 3-1 blender which comes with three different parts to make blending easier than ever!

spinach and milk in the blender to create the green milk

Versatile Baby Spinach Pancakes

What I love about this recipe is the pancakes created can either make huge pancakes or mini ones. The batter is lovely, thick and gloopy so you can make whatever size pancake your heart desires!

With both my boys, I liked offering mini pancakes to begin with, before moving onto larger ones cut into strips as they got older.

mini spinach pancakes for baby in the pan

Let me know if you try these baby led weaning spinach pancakes and what baby thought of them. Felix demolished a whole one within ten minutes and started banging on the high chair for more!

Word of warning though, these are messy! I really should have thought harder about dressing him in white before offering him these yummy pancakes. Oops!

Felix eating baby Led weaning spinach pancakes while sat in his Ikea antilop highchair

Luckily now as a toddler, he is a lot less messy when it comes to eating these delicious baby spinach pancakes!

Felix testing out the spinach pancakes
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Yield: 2 medium sized pancakes

Baby Led Weaning Spinach Pancakes

Baby Led weaning spinach pancakes on a chopping board in the kitchen

A simple and delicious recipe using nutritious spinach to create healthy pancakes for your baby. An incredible breakfast option or perfect for a baby led weaning snack on the go!

Cook Time 5 minutes
Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • 1 egg
  • handful spinach
  • 60 ml whole milk (or formula or breast milk)
  • 60 grams flour


  1. Add 60ml of milk and a handful of spinach to a blender and blend until green and thin.
  2. In a bowl add flour, the green milk and one egg, then whisk until the batter is formed.
  3. Grease a frying pan (I used oil spray) and pour half of the batter into the pan, letting it spread out
  4. After a couple of minutes, tilt the pan and if it’s ready to flip, the pancake will move freely. Either flip it or turn it over with a spatula. Cook the other side for two minutes.
  5. Do the same again with the remaining batter and leave pancakes to cool fully before serving to baby.
Dexter and Nicola in the park

Author: Nicola Hughes

Nicola has weaned both of her boys using the baby led weaning method. She loves nothing better than creating simple recipes that anyone can recreate, using as few ingredients as possible. All of her recipes have been tried and tested by both Dexter and Felix and have their seal of approval!

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Thursday 15th of July 2021

Fab recipe! We've frozen them and they are great with a very quick gentle reheat


Saturday 26th of June 2021

These pancakes were a hit with my son! And with me as they’re so quick and easy to make - thank you!


Friday 9th of April 2021

Hey! I'm going to try these! Also, was wondering if these are okay to freeze? Cheers!

Nicola | Mummy to Dex

Saturday 10th of April 2021

Hi Manya, thanks for commenting. I hope you enjoy the recipe. I haven't tried to freeze these as they are pretty quick to make, if there is anything left over, we'd either fridge it for the next day or just make fresh the next day. if you do try to freeze them, please let me know how it turns out :)

Thursday 28th of January 2021

Hi there i was wondering is flour okay to be used for 6 month old?

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