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Prep a tasty breakfast with these baby blueberry pancakes! They’re made with very simple ingredients and come together in no time at all. Better yet, these oatmeal blueberry banana pancakes are naturally sweetened, so they’re a healthy option for the whole family!

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The Best Baby Blueberry Pancakes

These mini blueberry pancakes are such a treat! This is one of my family’s favorite recipes because the pancakes are so soft and tender, with natural sweetness from the bananas.

They taste a little bit like banana bread, and the little pops of blueberries add a hint of juiciness. You’ll be making these healthy blueberry pancakes every week for a quick, healthy breakfast for those busy mornings!

For more easy pancakes, try out these Banana Zucchini Pancakes and Banana Oatmeal Pancakes for Baby!

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Baby Blueberry pancakes

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Why We Love These Baby Led Weaning Blueberry Pancakes

  • Baby friendly: As you start baby-led weaning, it can be tricky to figure out which foods to prepare for your little one. These pancakes are naturally high in fiber thanks to the whole grains and have extra nutrients from the bananas and blueberries. They’re also easy to cut and serve in different sizes as finger foods!
  • Quick & easy: These blueberry pancakes for toddlers couldn’t be more simple! Just pop everything but the blueberries into a blender, whiz it all together, then fold in the blueberries for little pops of color and flavor. Then, cook the batter on a griddle or large skillet. You can even bake a big batch to freeze the extras for later!
  • Flourless: Unlike traditional pancakes, these fluffy pancakes are made with oats instead of the traditional wheat flour. Oats are a great starter food for babies and are naturally high in fiber to support your little one’s digestive system. 

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients to make baby blueberry pancakes recipe.
  • Overripe bananas: Really ripe, brown spotty bananas will add the perfect sweetness and tenderness to the pancake batter.
  • Eggs: These will help hold the batter together and add protein and healthy fats for your little one’s growing brain.
  • Rolled oats: Stick with traditional rolled oats also known as large flake oats, not instant ones.
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon adds extra flavor to really make these pancakes stand out.
  • Pure vanilla extract: The scent and flavor of vanilla pairs really well with blueberries.
  • Baking powder: This is key to get light, fluffy pancakes.
  • Fresh blueberries: Juicy blueberries will add sweetness and a bold color to these kids’ blueberry pancakes.

How to Make Blueberry Pancakes for Baby – Step-by-Step

  1. Heat a bit of oil in a large frying pan set over low heat.
  2. Place all of the ingredients, other than the blueberries into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Stir in the quartered blueberries, reserving some to poke into the surface of each pancake.
  4. Use a heaping tablespoon of batter to form small circles in the pan. Poke the reserved blueberries evenly into the surface of each pancake.
  5. Once the surface of the pancakes start to bubble, carefully flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side.
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RECIPE TIPS

  • Be sure to cook these pancakes over low heat since they can burn easily.
  • Cut the blueberries into quarters to ensure that they’re not too large and are more evenly distributed throughout each pancake. This will help minimize any choking risk. For older children and adults, you can leave the blueberries whole if desired.
  • We prefer to make these baby blueberry pancakes miniature in size. Use a heaping tablespoon to scoop out the batter for each pancake.
  • For cooking oil, use coconut oil, avocado oil, or olive oil.
Mini blueberry pancakes in a lunch box with cheerios, yogurt, carrots and strawberries.

Recipe FAQs

Do you have to cut blueberries in pancakes for babies?

Although the blueberries do soften once cooked, to play it safe, it’s best to cut the blueberries into small pieces as a safety precaution, especially for younger babies. I recommend cutting the blueberries into quarters. It takes a little extra effort, but it’s a great way to keep your baby safe.

Can my 6 month old have pancakes?

Absolutely! Pancakes are a great first food, even for babies just starting on solids. At this early age, cut the pancakes into strips. They’ll have an easier time grabbing them with their hands as they’ve developed a palmar grip.

As they get older and develop a pincer grip (9-12 months), you can cut them into individual bites.

Older babies can be served an entire mini pancake, and they’ll usually eat the whole thing with their hands. Always stay nearby to monitor for choking.

Can you freeze blueberry pancakes?

Leftover blueberry pancakes freeze very well. Be sure to chill them in the fridge first, then freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet to keep the cakes from sticking together (or place a piece of parchment between each one). Place the frozen pancakes in a freezer-safe bag and store for 2-3 months. Thaw in the fridge before reheating like normal.

Storage Guidelines

  • Refrigerator: Let pancakes cool to room temperature, then store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • To freeze: You can also freeze the leftovers in a freezer bag for 2-3 months.
  • To reheat: Reheat for 1-2 minutes in the microwave, toaster oven, or air fryer.

How to Serve to Babies & Toddlers

These delicious blueberry pancakes are perfect for babies and young children, but you’ll need to adjust how you serve them depending on their age.

  • 6 months: Cut the pancakes into thin strips. Young babies have a palmer grasp and will hold the whole strip in their hand as they take bites.
  • 9 – 12 months: Slice the pancakes into small bites. Your baby will be able to pick these up with their index finger and thumb and feed themselves.
  • 12 months and above: Offer whole, small pancakes. Your baby will be able to hold them in their hands and feed themselves with individual bites.

As always, monitor your baby as they eat to avoid choking. Read more about how to cut pancakes for babies here.

Slices of baby blueberry pancakes on a white plate.

What to Serve with Blueberry Pancakes

Although this easy pancake recipe is great served on its own, we also love to serve it with these toppings!

Recipe Variations

  • Make a double batch: Since these pancakes freeze so well, make a double batch. Reheat and serve on those busy mornings!
  • Add mini chocolate chips: We love mini chocolate chips! They add a nice pop of sweetness without a ton of added sugar. Sprinkle a few over each pancake as they cook. This is best for older children since it’s advised that babies avoid having chocolate until after the age of two due to the caffeine content and added sugar (source).
  • Skip the blueberries: Although the blueberries are delicious, you can easily make banana oat pancakes without them.
  • Oven-baked pancake: Pour the batter into a prepared baking dish and bake until a toothpick comes out clean. Slice the oven pancake into strips or little bites and serve!
Blueberry pancakes for baby on a polka dot plate.

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Easy Blueberry Banana Pancakes for Baby and Toddler

Created by Elysia Cartlidge
Servings: 16 mini pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Prep a tasty breakfast with these baby blueberry pancakes! They're made with very simple ingredients and come together in no time at all. Better yet, these oatmeal blueberry banana pancakes are naturally sweetened, so they're a healthy option for the whole family!

Ingredients
 

  • 2 medium overripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries cut into quarters

Instructions
 

  • Heat a bit of oil in a large frying pan set over low heat.
  • Place all of the ingredients, other than the blueberries into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Stir in the quartered blueberries, reserving some to poke into the surface of each pancake. Use a heaping tablespoon of batter to form small circles in the pan. Poke the reserved blueberries evenly into the surface of each pancake.
  • Once the surface of the pancakes start to bubble, carefully flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side.
  • Serve plain or with applesauce, berries, almond butter or peanut butter.

Nutrition

Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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3 Comments

  1. Excited to try these! Would you recommend mild or light tasting olive oil to use? Is there a difference if you use butter vs oil to cook them in?

    Thanks!

    1. Yes, a mild or light tasting olive oil works, or sometimes I’ll use coconut oil too and just swirl it in the pan to melt it. The flavor might be slightly different if you use butter rather than oil, but it shouldn’t affect the overall taste too much. Butter does have more saturated fat than an oil like olive oil though, so there is a nutritional difference. It’s a personal preference as to which one you decide to go with. Hope you enjoy!

      1. Thanks for the feedback! Do you recommend refined or unrefined coconut oil to use? I’ve never bought any kind of coconut oil before, so not sure what’s “best” or better for cooking toddler foods in!