Healthy and Easy Pancakes for Toddlers and Babies

Healthy and Easy Pancakes for Toddlers

These Toddler Pancakes only require five ingredients and freeze well - perfect for a busy parent! These pancakes are delicious as a baby's first pancake, or for baby-led weaning. They are also fun to eat and nutritious for a growing toddler. 
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Pancakes, Pancakes and Waffles
Special Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 dozen (1-inch pancakes)
Calories 184
Author The Worktop


  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (or a mix of all-purpose, whole wheat, golden wheat, and/or spelt flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter - melted

OPTIONAL add-ins (mix 'n match)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional*)

For serving

  • Greek yogurt
  • fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, bananas, others)


  • In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Mix in the whole milk. 
  • Mix in the flour and the baking powder, and If using, the optional add-ins.
  • Mix in the butter.
  • Heat a griddle to medium heat and lightly grease the pan. To make 1-inch pancakes (like in the photos), drop on the pancake batter using a teaspoon. To make 2-inch pancakes, drop on the pancake batter using a tablespoon.  
  • Cook, until the tops of the pancakes have bubbles on them, the batter is no longer shiny, and the bottom of the pancakes are a light golden brown, about 45 seconds to 1 minute. Flip and cook for an additional 45 seconds to 1 minute, until the bottoms are also golden brown. Remove from heat and set on a plate to cool. 
  • Serve with a dollop of plain greek yogurt and fresh berries. 


*Note many pediatricians recommend waiting until your baby is at least 12 months before introducing honey because it may contain spores of bacteria that can cause botulism. 


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1.1mg