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BLW Banana Pancakes

If you’ve already mastered introducing bananas to your baby for baby-led weaning, you’re ready to tackle another breakfast item, BLW Banana Pancakes!

I love these because they are whole grain, quick and easy to make, and freezable! So you can pull them out of the freezer for breakfast, a snack or dinner! Babies don’t know the difference of breakfast and dinner foods and who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner.

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Baby-Led Weaning Banana Pancakes

When thinking about what to prep ahead of time for my three boys for breakfast, a traditional pancake popped into my head, but not the traditional kind you buy at the store – a homemade one with more intentional ingredients.

Something that my selective toddler would eat, something I could easily warm up in the morning for my twin baby boys that I could pair with fruit and so this pancake recipe came to be.

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What you’ll love about this BLW Banana Pancake recipe:


  • CONVENIENT – Few ingredients to prep.
  • QUICK CLEANUP – All of the ingredients go into just the blender and pan.
  • EFFICIENT – A perfect way to use up those bananas.
  • NOURISHING – No added sugars, perfect for your baby.

Ingredients

  • Old fashioned oats – I used Bob’s Red Mill. Just make sure to use certified gluten-free oats if needed! 
  • Cow’s Milk – or any milk of choice. *make sure you’ve introduced dairy separately as it is one of the top allergens*
  • Greek yogurt – or sub for extra milk.
  • Banana – the riper the bananas are, the sweeter these banana pancakes will be!
  • Eggs* make sure you’ve already introduced eggs separately as it is an allergen.*
  • Baking essentials: baking powder, vanilla extract, cinnamon, olive oil spray or butter for cooking

Two homemade pancakes with a bite taken out of one, displayed on a floral-patterned plate. the pancakes are golden-brown in color.

Tools you’ll need

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How to make BLW Banana Pancakes

  1. Add the oats to the blender and blend on high for about 30 seconds to create a flour-like texture.
  2. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until completely combined.
  3. Let the batter sit for 10 minutes (this will help them get fluffier!) 
  4. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat. Grease with a little butter, coconut oil or cooking oil spray. Once hot, add 1/4 cupful of pancake batter and cook on for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Then flip and cook another 1-2 minutes. Note that these pancakes don’t bubble at the top like normal pancakes but they will slightly puff up and along the edges will get dry. 
  6. Serve with banana slices, fresh fruit, homemade banana sauce, a thin spread of nut butter or whatever you would enjoy!

Tips
  • If your pancakes are browning too quickly, turn the heat down! It most likely needs to be on low -medium heat (4-6) while cooking.
  • To make this dairy free, use unsweetened almond, oat, or ripple milk (pea protein)
  • Serve with fruit, thin layer of nut butter on top (if it has already been introduced)

What to serve with BLW Banana Pancakes

  • Homemade banana sauce
  • Berries
  • Other fresh fruit
  • Protein: scrambled eggs, hardboiled egg, sausage, or bacon’
  • Thin layer of nut butter topped with hemp hearts

How to store

  • To store: store these blender pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • To freeze: place pancakes in an airtight, freezer-safe bag and freeze for up to 3 months. 

How to reheat

  • From Fridge: Personally, I like my pancakes with a little bit of a crisp so we enjoy warming them up in a pan with a little avocado oil or butter spread on each side.
  • From Freezer: Same thing here, add butter or spray oil and warm up in the pan. For an even easier trick, try warming them on a pzazz!

FAQs about BLW Banana Pancakes

Yes! Put them into a freezer safe ziploc bag and freeze for up to 3 months.

You can serve these pancakes in strips for babies 6-8 months old or cut into pieces for babies 9-12 months old.

Homemade pancakes are a perfect food for your 6 month old baby. You can reduce the amount of added sugars and increase nourishing ingredients.

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Two homemade baby led weaning banana oatmeal pancakes with a bite taken out of one, displayed on a floral-patterned plate. the pancakes are golden-brown in color.

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