These applesauce baby pancakes have been a complete WINNER at my house. My toddler loves these little pancakes so I knew I needed to share this recipe on the blog. If you have a baby or toddler, feel free to check out my other baby related food posts. I have a whole blog post explaining how to make 6 different baby food purees and another post going over how to make 3 kale baby food combinations. I love sharing what has worked for us when it comes to feeding my baby so let me know if there’s any other baby or toddler recipes you’d want to see.
With no added sugar, these applesauce baby pancakes are my go-to for an easy breakfast that I know my baby will enjoy. I love making these little pancakes for my daughter in the morning. She’ll see me making them and bounce in excitement because she knows her favorite pancakes are coming soon. I also usually serve them with a little bit of nut butter and a side of fruit. Sometimes I’ll even add a little yogurt to the fruit for a special treat. If I know I’ll be short on time in the morning, it’s nice to have some of these applesauce pancakes already made and stored in the freezer to grab for a quick breakfast.
Ingredients for Applesauce Baby Pancakes
Like I said, there is no added sugar in these little pancakes. They are also so simple to make with only six ingredients in total!
Rolled Oats: I use gluten free rolled oats but you can use regular if you prefer. I blend the oats down in the blender for a finer flour-like texture.
Egg: This recipe calls for only one egg.
Applesauce: I use unsweetened applesauce and usually have it on hand. That’s one thing I love about this recipe is that it is made with ingredients that we regularly always have in the kitchen so there isn’t much planning needed before making these.
Milk: You can make this recipe with whatever milk you have on hand. We usually will use almond milk, oat milk or whole milk depending on what we have already.
Cinnamon: Just a small amount of cinnamon goes a long way in this recipe and adds a little bit of flavor that my toddler loves.
Baking Powder: to help the pancakes rise and become a little fluffy when cooking.
How to Make Applesauce Baby Pancakes
First, place the oats in a blender and pulse a few times to get a flour-like texture. Then add the rest of the ingredients to the blender. Blend until smooth. Then pour about 1 tbsp of the batter into a warm greased skillet pan for each little pancake. Cook until bubbles start to form on the top then flip the pancake and cook through. Serve cooled pancake in little pieces for your baby or keep whole.
I like to serve the pancake with a bit of nut butter and fruit on the side for a healthy breakfast.
Can adults eat these pancakes?
Absolutely! I often eat a few of these little pancakes when I make them for my daughter and really enjoy them. They are a great option for someone trying to reduce their sugar intake or just trying to eat a little cleaner. You can also make these pancakes a little larger if you prefer more of an adult sized pancake.
What blender should I use to make pancakes?
Any blender you have should work just fine! The oats are blended first to make a flour-like texture and then the rest of the ingredients are added. The batter doesn’t need to be perfectly smooth so any blender should do fine!
How to Store For Later
These pancakes can either be refrigerated or stored in the freezer for having later. They should last about 4 days in the fridge and up to a month in the freezer.
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Baby Applesauce Pancakes
- 3/4 cup rolled oats (I used gluten free)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup applesauce (I used unsweetened applesauce)
- 1/4 cup milk (I used almond milk)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- First, place the oats in a blender and pulse a few times to get a flour-like texture. Then add the rest of the ingredients to the blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour about 1 tbsp of the batter into a warm greased skillet pan for each little pancake. Cook until bubbles start to form on the top then flip the pancake and cook through.
- Serve the cooled pancakes in little pieces for your baby or keep whole. I like to serve the pancake with a bit of nut butter and fruit.
- Store the pancakes in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or up to a month in the freezer.