Banana Spinach Pancakes Baby Recipe (2024)

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A great way to add nutritious spinach to a baby recipes. These healthy spinach pancakes are made with just 4 ingredients - banana, oats, egg and spinach and in 10 minutes. Perfect for6 month old, baby-led weaning, toddlers, kidsand even adults love them.

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We have many pancake recipes on our site, but I have to say this one is one of my favorites, and mostly because how simple it is and yet so nutritious.

But if you like this recipe you will also like Pink Beet Pancakes, Sweet Potato Pancakes, Healthy Strawberry Pancakes, Oatmeal pancakes, 10 Eggless pancake recipes or Wholewheat dairy-free pancakes which are great for babies and toddlers.

Why we love these banana spinach pancakes?

  • Healthy kids pancakes
  • Super tasty
  • Great spinach baby recipe
  • Made in 10 minutes
  • 4 ingredients
  • Perfect for baby-led weaning for 6 month old baby +
  • No-flour pancakes
  • Dairy and gluten-free (if you use gluten-free oats)
  • Can be made vegan (scroll below)

Ingredients

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  • Oats - use instant, rolled oats or oat flour. Good source of complex carbs and fiber as well as minerals such as magnesium and manganese. We prefer to useBob's Red Mill Rolled oatsas they have the fewestingredient, nutrition and processing concerns that we could find.
  • Bananas - the riper the banana the sweeter the pancake. Bananas contain good amounts of vitamins B6 and C, as well as plenty of potassium.
  • Spinach - use fresh spinach for these pancakes as the frozen one will make the pancakes "watery" and hard to bake. Spinach is very healthy - a good source of iron,calcium(especially helpful if you aredairy-free), magnesium, potassium as well asvitaminsB6, B9 (folate), and E.
  • Eggs - we always tend to choose free-range eggs or organic ones because of the better nutritional profile they have. Great source of protein and nutrients such as choline, biotin and vitamin B12. To make these pancakes vegan see below.

Step-by-step instructions

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  1. Make the batter. Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. We use theMagic Bulletbecause it blends very smooth and is easy to use and wash up (and inexpensive) or theVitamixwhich is top of the range and better to use when making bigger batches.
  2. Make the pancakes. Preheat a skillet to medium heat and add a little coconut or avocado oil. Take a tablespoon of batter and portion out 4 pancakes across the skillet and let them cook for about 3 minutes until the sides are golden and have firmed and you can easily flip them. If they ain't flipping wait a bit!
  3. Flip them (they should flip super easily) and cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Serve. Then add some toppings as you like them – we love adding hazelnut butter and forest fruits but even plain they are a great snack for any time of day

How to serve baby-led weaning and for toddlers?

Baby-led weaning

  • 6-9 month old– cut the pancakes in length and width of your index finger so they can easily grab them
  • 9 month+ or pincer grasp– cut into smaller bite size pieces, the size of your pinky fingernail if you prefer
  • You can serve these with a thin smear of nut butter (nut butters are choking hazards so be careful to spread it thinly) and fruit mashed or cut up age appropriately
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Toddler

  • Serve them whole, the same as you would for adults
  • Spread peanut butter on them and then fold like a sandwich to make them mess free but delicious
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How make vegan spinach pancakes?

You can make these pancakes vegan, with no egg by using either a flax egg or chia egg.

Take 1 tablespoon of chia seeds or ground flaxseeds and mix with 3 tablespoons of water and let sit for about 5 - 10 minute to make a chia-egg/flax-egg. And then use that instead of egg in the recipe.

Note: If you have not yet tested your baby for an egg allergy, it's best if you offer egg white and egg yolk on separate occasions to check if your baby has an allergy to either.

How to store and reheat kids pancakes?

Storage

  • Fridge– place in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Freezer– if you think you will be defrosting them individually then place them one on top of the other and then separate them with parchment paper followed by placing them in an airtight container. Once defrosted, use within 24 hours.

Reheating from frozen

  • Reheat in the ovenat 180°C / 350°F for about 5-10 min.
  • Reheat in toasterfor 1 min on defrost setting
  • Reheat in microwavefor about 15 sec on defrost setting (depending on the microwave)
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FAQ

When can babies eat spinach pancakes?

Babies can eat spinach pancakes as soon as they start solid foods. It is recommended that you test whether or not they have an egg allergy beforehand by introducing a yolk and the white separately.

Can I make these with no egg?

Yes, you can, by either using a flax egg or a chia egg. Mix one tablespoon of chia seeds or flaxseeds with 3 tablespoon of water and wait for 15 minutes until it turns into a gel-like consistency.

Can I make these without a blender?

Not easily because you need the spinach blended otherwise the spinach will need to be chopped and that takes time and the consistency of the pancakes will not be as nice.

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Tips

  • Use ripe or overipe bananas to make them sweet
  • Use coconut oil when heating up the pan. For some reason it just works 100x better than any other oil with this recipe. And it gives a nice flavour
  • Blend the mixture in anblenderorVitamix
  • If the batter is too loose add more oats or a little more banana
  • Use asilicone spatulato flip the pancakes because it will change your life
  • Cut the pancake the length and width of your index finger to serve for baby-led weaning
  • Add chia seeds, flax seeds or hemp seeds for additional nutrient boost
  • Serve them with some homemadeBanana Yogurt,Mango YogurtorVanilla Yogurt

Variations

  • Add seedsfor nutritional boost - chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp seeds
  • Add milkinstead of water for more calcium
  • Add spicessuch as cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Make them veganby using chia egg or flax egg (see above)
  • Use wholewheat flourinstead of oats

More healthy kids pancakes recipes

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  • Sweet Potato Pancakes for Baby
  • Fluffy Gluten-free Buckwheat Banana Pancakes
  • Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes with Oatmeal

If you've tried this recipe or any other recipe on the blog, then pleaserate it and leave us a comment below!

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Banana Spinach Pancakes Baby Recipe

A great way to add nutritious spinach to a baby recipes. These healthy spinach pancakes are made with just 4 ingredients - banana, oats, egg and spinach and in 10 minutes. Perfect for6 month old baby-led weaning, toddlers, kidsand even adults love them.

5 from 14 votes

Author: Dora

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Prep Time 2 minutes mins

Cook Time 10 minutes mins

Total Time 20 minutes mins

Servings 12 mini pancakes

Fridge Life? 3 days

Freezable? 3 months

EQUIPMENT

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup oats
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup raw spinach
  • 3 tablespoon water
  • coconut or avocado oil for cooking

Instructions

  • Make the batter. Combine all ingredients (except the oil) in a blender and mix until smooth.

  • Make the pancakes. Preheat a skillet to medium heat and add a little coconut or avocado oil. Take a tablespoon of batter and portion out 4 pancakes across the skillet and let them cook for about 3 minutes until the sides are golden and have firmed and you can easily flip them.

  • Flip them (they should flip super easily) and cook for another 2 minutes.

  • Serve. Then add some toppings as you like them – we love adding hazelnut butter and forest fruits but even plain they are a great snack for any time of day.

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Notes

  • Age -from 6 month old +
  • To flip - use a silicone spatula to flip the pancakes because it will change your life
  • BLW- cut the pancake the length and width of your index finger to serve for baby-led weaning
  • Store3 days in fridge and up to 3 months in freezer. For reheating instructions see post
  • Make it veganby using chia egg or flax egg (1 tablespoon of chia/flax soaked 3 tablespoon of water for 15 minutes)
  • If the batter is too loose, add more oats or flour

Nutrition

Serving: 1 pancakeCalories: 32kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 12mgPotassium: 65mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 163IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.3mg

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