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Pancakes for Toddlers and their families

Savoury and Sweet Pancakes for Toddlers and their families

pancakes for toddlers

So today is pancake day and I am sure many of us will have all kinds of toppings sorted out for the fun of pancake Tuesday, but have you ever thought that pancakes could make a great quick midweek breakfast for a toddler or their siblings? 

Pancakes for toddlers of course need to be less about sugary toppings and more about getting fruit into their diets in a fun and delicious way.  You could even think about making pancakes for toddlers as a savoury lunch.  Below I have pulled together some of my favourite pancakes which work for your toddlers and indeed the whole family. 

Sweet Pancakes for Toddlers – Perfect for Brunch

Totally Tropical Pancakes by Ella’s Kitchen

Pancakes for Toddlers Tropical Pancake

Makes: x8

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Cook time: 5 minutes

Age: For all the family, and little ones from 10 months+ 


  • 1x The Yellow One Smoothie Fruit from Ella’s Kitchen
  • 1x egg
  • 90g self-raising flour
  • 80ml of milk
  • 1x chopped banana (or any other tasty fruit!)

Top Tips: You can swap the banana for another yummy fruit, such as chopped berries. 


  1. In a bowl mix together the egg, flour, milk and Smoothie Fruit until smooth
  2. Heat the oil or butter in a pan and add 2 tablespoons of the pancake mixture
  3. Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown. Deeelicious!
  4. Top with yummy banana
  5. Mash the banana + cut into fingers before serving to your little one

We love the Ella’s pouches and if your little ones don’t love the yellow one then try adding the red one to the pancake mix instead and then serving with strawberries or use the purple one and serve with blackberries.  So yummy!!

Savoury Pancakes for Toddlers

How about serving a savoury pancake as a lunch for your kids?  You can keep it super simple and just make a plain crepe with cheese and ham or go the whole hog and add vegetables to the mix.  A pancake can also make a great snack for kids, but if you are looking for snacks for kids we have you totally covered with a whole week of healthy snacks for kids ideas.  Don’t miss it!

Savoury Cheese Ham Pancakes

Makes: x8

Prep time: 5 minutes 

Cook time: 20 minutes

Age: Toddlers onwards


  • 100g Plain Flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1tbsp oil
  • 200g Grated Cheese
  • 8 Slices of Ham


Lightly whisk your eggs

Put flour in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the centre

Add in the eggs and milk and combine

Whisk until there are no lumps and add in the oil

Add a little oil to a pan and once it is hot use a ladle to spoon mixture into the pan

This pancake should be thin  – think French Crepe not American Fluffy

Copy of Pancakes for toddlers

Once you start to see bubbles in the centre you will know the underside is cooked.  Use a spatula to flip the pancake
Give it a few seconds and then add the piece of ham and grated cheese onto half of the pancake.  
Use a spatula to fold the pancake in half covering your cheese and ham.  Give it a gentle press down with the spatula to help your cheese melt slightly.
Serve warm

Savoury Carrot and Cheese Pancakes for Toddlers

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Cook time: 5 minutes

Age: Everyone from toddlers onwards 

  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup self raising flour
  • Pinch salt and pepper, to taste
  • Butter or oil for frying

Pancakes for toddlers


Mix grated cheese and carrot together in a mixing bowl

Lightly whisk the eggs and then add to the carrot and cheese mix
Stir the eggs into the carrot and cheese so that they are well mixed
Add flour and combine with the other ingredients
Season with salt and pepper (when making as pancakes for toddlers I wouldn’t actually add the salt)
Heat a teaspoon of butter or vegetable oil in a frying pan over a medium heat
Add a spoonful of batter to the pan using a large spoon and cook until golden brown underneath and the top is just starting to set.

Flip pancakes with a spatula and allow other side to brown.  Once both sides are golden brown, remove from pan, allow to cool and then serve

Top Tips: You can batch cook these pancakes and have them cold as a snack 

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