Baby Led Weaning Pancakes (Oatmeal Banana Pancakes)

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Oatmeal banana pancakes are a perfect first food for baby-led weaning! They are quick to make and great to freeze and reheat to serve throughout the week!

Oatmeal banana pancakes served with berries.

These baby-led weaning pancakes are one of the first breakfast foods that I made for my son. They can be made with only three ingredients, but I love to add in a few extra spices to add a little extra flavor to bring them up a notch!

What You’ll Need

Here is what you’ll need to make these baby-led weaning pancakes:

Ingredients to make oatmeal banana pancakes. Specifics provided in recipe card.
  • Banana: The main source of sweetness for these pancakes. Try to use a banana that is very ripe with several brown spots. The riper the banana, the sweeter the pancakes!
  • Rolled Oats: I love baking with rolled oats as they are packed with nutrition! Gluten-free rolled oats make these pancakes gluten-free.
  • Egg: Used as a binder to help hold the pancakes together.
  • Cinnamon: Provides an extra warm spice and subtle sweetness.
  • Vanilla: For added flavor.
  • Baking Powder: Used to make the pancakes more fluffy in texture.
  • Butter/Oil: To grease the pan.
Oatmeal banana pancakes served on a wooden tray

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth. 
  2. Spoon out tablespoon amounts of batter and form small circles on a greased pan to cook.
  3. Once bubbles begin to form, flip over the pancakes and cook for a couple of minutes on the other side.
Steps to make oatmeal banana pancakes. See recipe card for detailed step by step process instructions.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Egg: You may replace the egg with 2 tablespoons of milk or a dairy-free alternative. You may also replace the egg with a flax egg. To make a flax egg, combine 3 tablespoons of water with 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed. Let the mixture sit in the fridge for about 15 minutes until it forms a gel-like texture.
  • Oats: You may replace the oats with all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour. I used old-fashioned rolled oats in this recipe, but you can also use quick oats, though the amount needed may vary.
  • Cinnamon/Vanilla: These two ingredients are optional, but add great flavor to the pancakes.
  • Baking powder: Baking powder is an optional ingredient but can be added to obtain a fluffier pancake.
Oatmeal banana pancakes cut into star shapes

Storage Instructions

Let the pancakes completely cool and store them in an airtight container for up to 2 days in the refrigerator. To freeze, store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag with parchment paper-lined between them for up to 2 months. You may reheat on low heat in a pan or simply microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until warmed through!

Oatmeal banana pancakes served with berries.

Recipe Notes

  • Low heat is very important in this recipe! These pancakes can burn easily if the heat is too high, so make sure to cook on low heat but make sure that your pan is preheated before adding the batter. If your pancakes are browning too quickly and aren’t cooked through in the middle, this is a sign that your heat is too high.
  • I love using this nutribullet blender to blend the ingredients into a smooth batter!
  • Use a very light layer of oil when greasing the pan, wiping away any excess. This helps the pancakes to get that smooth, brown color.
Oatmeal banana pancakes served with a side of raspberries

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Oatmeal banana pancakes served with berries.
4.93 from 13 votes

Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

Oatmeal banana pancakes are a perfect first food for baby-led weaning! They are quick to make and great to freeze and reheat to serve throughout the week!
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 8 minutes
Servings: 8 mini pancakes

Ingredients 

  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • ¼ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • butter/oil, to grease pan (optional)

Instructions 

  • Preheat a frying pan on low heat and add in a little butter/oil.
  • Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth.
  • Spoon out tablespoon amounts of batter and form small circles on a greased pan to cook.
  • Once bubbles begin to form, flip over the pancakes and cook for a couple of minutes on the other side.

Notes

  • Low heat is very important in this recipe! These pancakes can burn easily if the heat is too high, so make sure to cook on low heat but make sure that your pan is preheated before adding the batter. If your pancakes are browning too quickly and aren’t cooked through in the middle, this is a sign that your heat is too high.
  • I love using this nutribullet blender to blend the ingredients into a smooth batter!
  • Use a very light layer of oil when greasing the pan, wiping away any excess. This helps the pancakes to get that smooth, brown color.

Nutrition

Calories: 30.87kcal, Carbohydrates: 5.23g, Protein: 1.19g, Fat: 0.74g, Saturated Fat: 0.22g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.17g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.26g, Trans Fat: 0.003g, Cholesterol: 20.46mg, Sodium: 34.62mg, Potassium: 69.88mg, Fiber: 0.67g, Sugar: 1.85g, Vitamin A: 39.33IU, Vitamin C: 1.29mg, Calcium: 20.45mg, Iron: 0.28mg
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Until next time, Lily!

About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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  1. 5 stars
    My babe is a little picky when it comes to certain bready textures but these pancakes come out perfect in texture and taste! She loves these pancakes.

  2. Hello, could I replace the baking powder with a whipped egg white? Or what other « natural » ingredient could I use (no baking soda)? I prefer not to use « artificial ingredients » when cooking. Thank you!

    1. Hi Florence! You can omit the baking powder if you’d like, the pancakes would just be flat and not fluffy in texture but would have the same taste. I haven’t experimented with using a whipped egg white, but that may also work!