When Zaza was a few months old Lindsay texted me about this pancake recipe & now Zaza eats them at least once a week. They’re delicious, nutritious & easy- I make them, Michael makes them & Zaza’s nanny makes them.
Anyway, Lindsay’s pancake recipe is our go-to so I couldn’t be more excited that she’s here to share it with you all today.
Let’s get right into it.
Banana Pancakes Your Baby Will Love
Hi again, TSC readers! It’s Lindsay from Weeknight Bite, back with Part II of our Feeding Babies Series! If you haven’t read it yet, definitely catch up on Part I, which has all of my tips for getting started with introducing solids & how to make it a fun process for both you & your babe! Now I’m here to share one of my favorite baby-approved recipes, Banana Egg Pancakes.
Lauryn & I are definitely on the same page when it comes to recipes — they have to be super quick, easy, & healthy. And if you’re a new mom, you know how precious any spare second is, so the more simple & efficient, the better! These pancakes are all of the above & seriously so delicious, you’ll want to make some extra for you, too.
Like I mentioned in the Part I post, I started my son Noah on purées & mashed foods first, just because that’s what made me feel the most comfortable. When he seemed more ready for finger foods, the first food I really wanted him to try was eggs.
They’re full of healthy fat & protein and tons of important nutrients like choline which is key for their brain development. It’s also an important first food to work into their diet to help lower their risk of developing an egg allergy ( one of the most common allergens ).
So clearly I was all about the eggs for him… the only problem was he wasn’t into them, like at all. I kept trying them out & realized I had to come up with another way to get them into his diet.
Enter these pancakes!
The first time I made them, Noah wolfed them down so quickly I swore he must have fed them to our dog, Penny. They immediately became our go-to breakfast, & even now at 19 months, they’re his absolute favorite. I make some variation of them several days a week!
The base of the recipe is as simple as it gets: 1 mashed banana + 2 whisked eggs. That’s it! From there you can add whatever you want to it — I love adding chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, different spices like cinnamon or nutmeg, almond butter or peanut butter, or throwing it in the blender with some spinach ( Lauryn / Zaza’s go-to method! ).
I feel like I can’t even call this a recipe since it’s so easy, but here it is. Definitely try them out with your babes & let us know how they like them! Let’s jump to recipe!
Baby Banana Egg Pancakes:
+ 1 banana
+ 2 eggs
Add-ins: spices, nut butter, ground flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds spinach, … feel free to get creative!
Makes 6-7 pancakes, depending how big you make them
♡ Mash banana ( make sure they are ripe bananas) in a bowl & whisk in eggs until smooth, light and fluffy. Stir in whatever add-ins you’d like. If you want to add spinach, just put all the ingredients into your blender & blend it up.
♡ Cook the pancakes – spoon the batter into the pan. A little tip to make the pancakes thicker & fluffier: once the batter starts to set, add another small spoonful in the middle before flipping to give the pancakes a little extra height. Then flip & cook for another minute or so on the other side. Tip: Check the bottom side if golden brown before you flip the pancakes.
♡ Serve the stack of pancakes! ( In the beginning when Noah was around 6 or 7 months, I’d cut them into strips or small pieces so it was easy for him to pick up. Now I just cut them in half & he’s good to go! )
Want to watch a step-by-step of these pancakes? You can check it out on my Baby Bites story highlights here!
Make sure to tag @weeknightbite when you try these out! I can’t wait to see your cuties loving them! And stay tuned for Part III of our series where we’re sharing all of our favorite products for feeding babies.
While you have plenty of ripe bananas left and you want to make your pancake have a longer shelf life, make it a bread instead.
Bonus Recipe: Banana Bread
+ mashed bananas (ripe)
+ melted coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil or high quality vegetable oil
+ honey or maple syrup
+ gluten-free all-purpose flour
+ Banana flavor or Vanilla Extract
+ 2 eggs
+ milk of choice or water
+ 1 teaspoon baking soda (NOT baking powder; they aren’t the same!)
Add-ins: Melted Butter to pour on top and sliced bananas, chocolate chips, or choice of nuts as toppings
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a loaf pan.
Blend all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix all dry ingredients first then add the wet ingredients. Whisk gently until free from lumps.
Pour the batter into your greased loaf pan.
Bake for 55 to 60 minutes. Let it cool, slice and serve.
Zaza literally loves these pancakes. And like Lindsay said, this Banana pancake recipe is quick, easy & healthy, just how we like it.
Oh, & if eggs are on your grocery list be sure to check out Pete & Gerry’s eggs They are my favorite. They’re free-range eggs, all organic from small family farms & you can get the nationwide.
+ check out all the health benefits of eggs here.
++ scope this post to learn about the best pan ever.