Sneaky Veggie Pancakes for Babies + Toddlers

Finding ways to sneak veggies into your baby or toddlers diet is a true skill and one I am constantly working on. These Veggie Pancakes are a huge hit in our home and great for kids of all ages. I guarantee you my boys have no clue they are loaded with veggies! They are perfect for my 3 year old but also a great safe option for my 9 month old baby to self-feed.

spinach banana pancakes on a white plate with strawberries and maple syrup

Plus, when you incorporate SpoonfulONE mix in’s into this recipe, you’re providing gentle exposure to 16 different foods to help stop a food allergy before it starts.

This post is sponsored by SpoonfulONE

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Rolled oats.
  • Banana. 
  • Milk. (I used breastmilk but any will work)
  • Ground cinnamon.
  • Eggs.
  • Spinach.
  • Zucchini.
  • SpoonfulONE mix-in packets.
  • Coconut oil.
ingredients for veggie pancakes in bowls; banana, zucchini, oats, spinach, milk, cinnamon, eggs

Early Allergen Introduction with SpoonfulONE

I learned about SpoonfulONE a few months before I started the food journey with my littlest son, Enzo, who is now 9 months old. I immediately knew early allergen feeding was something I wanted to do with him since I dealt with a food allergy with his older brother, Piero, and also since food allergies have doubled over the last generation. Thankfully, Piero (now 3 years old) has since outgrown his egg allergy, however, I wanted to be ahead of the game with Enzo and introduce him early and often to all of the most common allergens. 

SpoonfulONE is a science-based nutrition that works in the tummy to help introduce common food allergens early during the immune system’s development. 

spinach zucchini pancakes on a white plate with strawberries and banana on a pink board with maple syrup

When eating SpoonfulONE, 16 foods are introduced to a child’s immune system, and the immune cells in the stomach then begin to recognize the foods. When eaten on an ongoing basis, it teaches the immune system that the 16 foods are just foods, not allergens.

SpoonfulONE covers the food groups associated with over 90% of food allergies. Their products include Mix-Ins, which can be added to these pancakes, oatmeal, applesauce, yogurt, any baby food puree; Puffs (both of my kids love the strawberry ones!); and Oat Crackers so you can use them through toddlerhood. 

Why You’ll Love these Pancakes

  • Super easy to make! Only 10 minutes required and you will have breakfast ready for the week.
  • Freezer-friendly! These small pancakes are perfect to eat right away or store in the freezer for hectic mornings. I often times will make a double batch because my kids seriously devour them!
  • Delicious & Nutritious– these small pancakes are naturally sweetened with banana and loaded with fresh spinach and zucchini.
  • Baby Led Weaning Friendly– these quick and easy pancakes are great for baby led weaning because they are soft and really easy to eat. You can serve whole since they are small or cut into strips, bite sized pieces, etc. – depending on what your baby needs.
  • Great recipe for Early Allergen feeding– adding SpoonfulONE mix-in’s to these baby pancakes will have you feeling cool and confident about your babies food journey!

How to Make these Baby Friendly Pancakes

  1. 1. Add oats to your blender and pulse until a powder like consistency forms.
  2. 2. Add all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. 3. Cook your pancakes- I prefer cooking these pancakes in a little bit of coconut oil, however, butter, ghee, or olive oil would also be great options.

How to Store

Refrigerator– store in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days and simply re-heat just before serving.

Freezer– these pancakes are great to make-ahead and freeze! Let cool completely after cooking then transfer to a sealed bag or container and place in the freezer. You can re-heat directly from the freezer each morning for an easy breezy breakfast option!

Where to find SpoonfulONE Mix-in’s

SpoonfulONE products can be found at Target, Walgreens, and www.spoonfulone.com. Click here to locate a store near you!

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Sneaky Veggie Pancakes for Babies and Toddlers

spinach banana pancakes on a white plate with strawberries and maple syrup
  • Author: Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 silver dollar pancakes 1x

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats 
  • 1 banana 
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon milk (I used breastmilk but any will work)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup spinach 
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini, squeezed of excess moisture (about 1 small zucchini)
  • 5 spoonfulONE mix-in packets *see notes
  • coconut oil, to cook pancakes in, optional 
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Instructions

  1. Add rolled oats to blender or food processor and blend until a powder like consistency, (about 30-40 seconds). 
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.  
  3. Heat coconut oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Working in batches, drop batter by tablespoons into skillet.  Cook until bubbles appear or golden on the bottom, flip, and cook another 45 seconds-1 minute until other side is golden.  
  4. Store in fridge for 5-7 days or in freezer (*see notes) for 3 months.  Enjoy!! 

Notes:

*You can add all SpoonfulONE packets to the entire batch of batter or you can add a packet to a smaller batch of batter just before cooking.  

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