Pancake ideas for toddlers

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


100g plain flour
2 large eggs
300ml milk
1 tbsp oil, plus extra for the frying pan


Mix the flour into a bowl and mix in the eggs, 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 frying pan with some oiled kitchen paper. 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
Strawberry laces


  • Chop up your fruit – get your little one to help with their toddler knife!
  • 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 the laces to look like whiskers.

pancake ideas for toddlers - pancake mouse


Rainbow caterpillar pancakes

You’ll need:

Basic pancakes
Yellow pepper


  • 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

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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