Pancake Ideas for Toddlers

Pancakes are brilliant for baby-led weaning and little toddler hands too. Here are two pancake recipe ideas for toddlers.

Pancake ideas for toddlers - breaking eggs into a bowl

We love a good pancake.

Delicious, easy to make, and usually a hit with the whole family, pancakes are also brilliant for baby-led weaning and little toddler hands too. We thought we'd try out two pancake ideas for toddlers, that little ones will love.  For both, you'll need to start with a basic pancake.

Basic pancake recipe


1 cup all purpose flour

1 large egg

1 cup milk

1 tbsp oil, plus extra for the frying pan


Mix the flour into a bowl and mix in the egg, milk and a pinch of salt. Whisk to a smooth batter. making pancakes -breaking eggs into a bowl whisking together the pancake batter Over a medium heat, carefully wipe a skillet with some oiled paper towel. Spoon in enough of the batter to cover the pan and make a thin pancake. pancake batter in a frying pan Cook for 1 minute on each side and keep them warm in a low oven.

Mouse pancakes

You'll need:

Basic pancakes Chocolate spread (eg Nutella)




Strawberry Red Vines


  • Chop up your fruit - get your little one to help with their toddler utensils!
  • Spread a thin layer of chocolate spread onto half of the pancake.
  • Fold into a half, and then into a quarter.
  • Lay out the chopped fruit to make ears, eyes and a nose for the mouse, and arrange some slices of Red Vines to look like whiskers.
pancake ideas for toddlers - pancake mouse  

Rainbow caterpillar pancakes

You'll need:

Basic pancakes Passata Carrot Yellow pepper Broccoli


  • Spread a thin layer of passata vertically on one third of the pancake.
  • Lay out carrots in a line downwards, and repeat with the pepper and broccoli until around half of the pancake is covered.
lines of veggies on a pancake
  • Roll the pancake like a sausage so that the contents are contained, and cut into small pieces to make a caterpillar shape.
pancake ideas for toddlers - veggie caterpillar pancake pancake8 pancake9 These pancake ideas for toddlers can be enjoyed any time of the year. Quick, easy and fun, we hope you enjoy making your own!

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