Banana Pancake Recipe for Baby – Whole Wheat and Sugar Free

Posted on Apr 21 2011 - 5:47am by Christine

We love this banana pancake recipe – it’s quick, easy and healthy!

Banana pancake recipe

The perfect finger food or baby led weaning recipe for those who have been introduced to whole eggs, these pancakes are completely delicious (we enjoy them right along with our little ones!).

And the wonderful thing is that they are completely sugar free and provide the goodness of whole grains.

They also freeze very well, so we like to make up a big stack at the weekend, pop a square of waxed paper in between each one and store them in the freezer, to be used individually as needed.

The waxed paper, of course, stops them sticking together.

It’s the perfect solution for providing a healthy breakfast on a busy morning.

Serve your pancakes with applesauce, natural or vanilla yogurt… or, as we’ve done here, a handful of blueberries (ours were thawed from frozen, which explains their less-than-plump appearance)!

This recipe makes about 10 to 12 pancakes, depending on the size.

To Make Banana Pancakes for Baby You Will Need…

4 oz (1 cup) whole wheat flour
8 fl oz (1 cup) milk – use whole milk, formula or breast milk
1 tbsp melted, unsalted butter
1 egg
1 ripe banana, mashed

Beat the egg in a small jug and stir in the milk.
Place the flour in a bowl.
Using a fork, incorporate the milk mixture – a little at a time – into the flour, until you have a smooth batter.
Stir in the mashed banana and the butter (if you want to add any extras, such as a little chopped apple or blueberries, do so at this point).
Chill for 20 mins.
Lightly grease a frying pan, heat and spoon the mixture into the pan to create individual pancakes (we cook 2 or 3 at a time).
Cook for around 2 mins, then check underneath – as soon as they are golden, turn them over carefully and cook for a couple of minutes more.
Cool to a safe finger food temperature and serve!

We hope your baby enjoys this recipe! Now check out…

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

  1. Sarah May 17, 2011 at 12:32 am -

    Mmm yum yum!

  2. Sarah May 17, 2011 at 12:35 am -

    Didn’t have whole wheat flour so I added some wheatgerm to white selfraising flour so in a way it made them whole wheat. Also frozen blueberries. I think I liked the more than she did.

  3. Sarah May 17, 2011 at 12:36 am -

    And I only needed about 3/4 cup milk

  4. Wendy Su-Cole June 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm -

    Can this be frozen?

  5. Homemade Baby Food June 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm -

    Yes – in the post on the blog we describe how we separate them with wax paper. It prevents them sticking together in the freezer 🙂

  6. Wendy Su-Cole June 2, 2012 at 6:08 pm -

    And how do you heat them up after they’ve been frozen? In the microwave or back on the stove top pan for a bit?

  7. Homemade Baby Food June 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm -

    We do them in the pan for textural reasons – they’re OK in the microwave, but very soft.

  8. BethanyZoeller September 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm -

    My 11 month old dd wasn’t a fan, but I thought they were great! 🙂

  9. AndreaMorelli June 30, 2013 at 8:21 am -

    These are great!  My 11 month old loved them and so did I!  Thanks!

  10. Rochelle March 24, 2015 at 7:08 pm -

    I tried them and replaced melted butter with same parts melted coconut oil. They turned out okay, but contrary to what Sarah said I needed a little more milk. Maybe it has to do with the type of wheat flour. I used Trader Joe’s all purpose wheat flour for this. I tried a few different recipes that I liked better. I made buttermilk wheat using vinegar to make the milk curdle, and another recipe I liked included baking powder. I think I’d like these to be more fluffy.

  11. amanda April 20, 2015 at 5:17 pm -

    I made them with rice flour. Extra banana. Baby loved them.

  12. Samantha January 27, 2016 at 9:42 am -

    I just made me these for me and baby girl and put honey on hers! So yummy!

  13. Pesh August 5, 2016 at 11:48 am -

    can i use self raising flour??

  14. Mia September 29, 2016 at 10:02 pm -

    It’s awesome!

    • Christine September 30, 2016 at 9:29 am -

      Thank you 🙂

  15. Fiona January 8, 2017 at 10:44 am -

    Is this Recipe ok for a 9month old?

    • Christine January 11, 2017 at 11:42 am -

      Yes, although this will depend on how well he/she is coping with finger foods (most babies will be able to ‘gum’ these easily) and has been introduced to all the ingredients. 🙂

  16. Claire June 18, 2017 at 9:59 pm -

    Can I freeze these if I’m using formula, or only if I use regular milk?

    • Christine June 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm -

      Yes, they can be frozen if you used formula. 🙂