Whole Grain Oatmeal and Raisin Pancakes – a Better Breakfast for Baby!

Posted on May 15 2012 - 6:38am by Christine

We receive many emails from moms and dads stuck in the rut of serving the same old food for breakfast each morning… but desperate for new ideas!

If that sounds like you, then you’re going to LOVE today’s recipe!

Oatmeal and raisin pancakes

These wholesome, homemade pancakes are egg-free and sugar-free, but they’re certainly not flavour-free!

And they’re so easy to make that ANYONE can prepare them, with fantastic results!

Fluffy and easy to eat, these whole grain pancakes benefit from the natural sweetness of raisins and are a great way to include flax in baby’s menu (click here to read about the many important nutrients that fabulous flax has to offer!).

Ideal from around 8 months onwards, they contain everything that’s needed for a hearty, satisfying and highly nutritious breakfast, in an easy-to-eat format! (Psst – mommy and daddy – you’ll love them too! These pancakes are a hands-down favourite with EVERYONE in our house!)

This recipe makes around 9 bite-size pancakes. If you want to save time, you can make the batter ahead and cook ‘to order’, or you can cook an entire batch of pancakes, freeze, then thaw to serve on a day-by-day basis.

Baby’s breakfast is about to get better…

To Make Whole Grain Oatmeal and Raisin Pancakes, You Will Need…

6 fl oz (3/4 cup) milk – we used whole milk, but you can also use breast milk or soy milk
2 oz (1/2 cup) whole wheat flour
3 tbsp ground flax
4 tbsp rolled oats (Old Fashioned Oats – not instant oats)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp raisins

Preparation is so-o-o- easy! Just put EVERYTHING into a blender and process until relatively smooth (we like to leave just a little texture, but you can blend to a smooth puree if you like).
Heat a little oil in a frying pan (we use coconut oil – terrific flavour and healthy too!), then spoon the batter into the pan to form individual pancakes in the size you choose.
Cook for a few minutes each side until golden.
Cool to a safe handling temperature, then serve with homemade applesauce, natural yogurt… or just as they are!

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10 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Norzila Nayan Ecko May 15, 2012 at 9:36 pm -

    love it! cant wait to try.thanks!

  2. Homemade Baby Food Recipes.com May 15, 2012 at 10:17 pm -

    You’re welcome πŸ™‚

  3. Gabi May 22, 2012 at 8:56 pm -

    These are absolutely fantastic! Baby loves it and I do too. In fact I ate most of them, leaving only a few for my son. πŸ™‚ Great with applesauce. I want to try making them with blueberries in the batter. Thanks for this healthy-super easy and yummy recipe!

  4. Christine May 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm -

    You are VERY welcome – so glad you both enjoyed them! πŸ™‚

  5. J.c. Jacques June 1, 2012 at 10:01 am -

    My baby is 9 months I want to make him pancakes. I ‘m going to try this one. Egg free! it’s what I was looking for.

  6. Homemade Baby Food Recipes.com June 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm -

    Hope he enjoys them πŸ™‚

  7. Ashley July 3, 2012 at 10:42 am -

    Hi, What if I don have flax in my hand? And I don’t know where to get it in my country.Β 
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  8. Homemade Baby Food Recipes July 3, 2012 at 11:49 am -

    You could try using wheat germ instead (not sure if that is available in your part of the world) – if not, then simply increase the whole wheat flour by an equivalent amount. They will still be yummy AND nutritious! πŸ™‚

  9. Cecilia W January 8, 2013 at 3:53 pm -

    Thank you, Christine and Homemade Baby Food Recipes for yet another delicious and easy-to-make recipe – both my daughter and I love these!! I first made these yummy little pancakes when she was about 10 months old but we’ve continued enjoying them as a snack, dessert, breakfast and travel food – they’re great for bringing when going somewhere, whether your little one needs something to nibble in the buggy when out for a walk or a longer journey by train, car or aeroplane – never any mess, baby loves them and they’re healthy – perfect!

  10. RylieHurst April 15, 2013 at 7:42 pm -

    I made these and my little man loved them…so did i, ended up eating the rest i was going to save for him for breaky tomorrow! Oh well, they’re so easy to make, i’ll just whip up another batch, thanks so much! Oh and i altered mine slightly adding in some LSA and chia seeds and leaving out the flax as i didn’t have any and they still turned out great. Thanks again πŸ™‚

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