Healthy Pancake Recipe for Baby

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A friend of mine gave me this recipe for what I like to call “baby pancakes”. You might remember her from her guest post I had shared called Just Like My Other Kids (click HERE to read it).

People with Down syndrome are at a higher risk for digestive issues including reflux and intolerance to gluten & lactose. They are also at a higher risk for obesity. For this reason, I try to be very conscious of what I put into Kara’s body.

Down syndrome also means a higher risk for low muscle tone (also called hypotonia). Low muscle doesn’t just affect the trunk, arms and legs. It affects every little muscle in the body. Think eyes, fingers, tongue, intestines. Everything.

It can make many things difficult including eating. Imagine trying to chew and swallow something when you can’t really feel or taste it. Your senses are dulled. In order to help “wake up” the sensory system, try adding spices. For example, Kara likes sweet potato just fine, but she loooves sweet potato with a little nutmeg sprinkled on top. There’s a reason for that!

The recipe below only requires two ingredients, but I encourage you to check out the other options whether your child has hypotonia or not. The combinations may surprise you! 


I love this recipe for many reasons:

  • It’s nutritious to eat – it follows the Paleo diet and is gluten & dairy free
  • It’s quick & easy to make
  • You can make them in bulk & freeze them
  • Cleanup is fast! I don’t even put a bib on Kara!

Kara ready and excited to chow down on her stack of healthy baby pancakes


A Ninja blender


A Hungry Baby



1 very ripe banana

3 eggs



½ teaspoon cinnamon

Splash of vanilla (non-alcoholic)

1/8 to 1/4 cup of oats

A pinch of cayenne (best to wait until 1 year old)

1/4 teaspoon coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon cumin



Put the banana and eggs (and any other additional ingredients you want to try) in the blender.

Blend until smooth. Makes about 1 cup of batter which will be very runny. Coat skillet with non-stick cooking spray (I use coconut oil) and turn on medium heat. Pour batter into skillet making the pancakes about 3-inches in diameter. Pancakes will be thin and will heat up quickly. Brown on both sides. Remove from heat.

Let cool before serving.



Makes approximately 15-20 mini pancakes



Top with raw honey, peanut butter, blueberries or serve them plain!

To thaw & heat – microwave 15-seconds per pancake.

If you have a little princess like me, make sure to serve warm!




4 thoughts on “Healthy Pancake Recipe for Baby

    1. Thank you & congrats! Definitely check out my Feeding Therapy post. Kara was about 6-months old at that time so it’s in your near future! This recipe was something a little different for the blog but I thank you for the good feedback! I have some others lined up that I’d like to share!


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