How to Make Baby Cereal Pancakes for Breakfast

Baby cereal pancakes are fast, easy and will quickly become your little one's favorite treat!

If your baby is loving her new world of solid foods, add these baby cereal pancakes to your list of go-to breakfasts. Baby cereal pancakes are bland and easy to gum, so they’re perfect for little ones—but if Baby is on the adventurous side it can be topped with applesauce or your little one’s favorite baby food puree.

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Is Your Child Ready to Eat Baby Cereal Pancakes?

Once your baby has started eating (and loving) solid foods, you can move on to trying baby cereal pancakes. Signs that she’s ready for solids include being able to sit up without help and reaching for your food during meal times. Get our complete guide to starting solid food here.

Check out the ingredient list and make sure your baby has tried and tolerated all of the foods. These pancakes include eggs, so it’s important to know that your baby is not allergic to them.

Not sure if your baby is ready for oatmeal cereal? Here’s how to find out!

Choosing the Right Cereal

You can use any type of baby food cereal in this recipe. We chose oatmeal cereal because of its high nutritional content and slightly nutty taste. It blends well into pancake batter while giving your little one a serving of whole grains.

Here’s how to decide is rice or oatmeal cereal is best for your baby.

How to Make Baby Cereal Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup baby cereal
  • 2 tablespoons milk of choice (breastmilk, formula, cow’s milk, nut milk, etc)

Instructions

Step 1: Mash it up

Heat a large pan over medium heat on the stove or fire up your griddle. In a medium bowl, mash together the peeled banana, egg and baby food cereal.

Pro tip: Mash the banana up first. Once you’ve taken care of any lumps, add in the egg and cereal.

Step 2: Add some liquid

Your batter will have a thick consistency, so slowly add in about two tablespoons of milk to loosen it up. If your baby has never tried cow’s milk, use breastmilk or formula. The batter should be smooth and easy to scoop with a spoon.

Step 3: Cook and flip

Once your pan or griddle is hot, drop small spoonfuls of batter onto it. Gently press them down with the back of the spoon to ensure they cook evenly. Cook until the heated side is light brown, then flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

Pro tip: Once you flip your pancakes, use the spatula to gently press down and flatten your pancakes.

two baby cereal pancakes on plateCarrie Madormo Taste of Home

How to Serve

Cutting the Pancakes

Once the pancakes have cooled, break them up into small, bite-sized pieces for your little one. If she has trouble getting the pancakes from highchair to mouth, try cutting them into long strips. This makes them easier to pick up, and she’ll be able to hold on to it while she gums it.

Stay nearby while she eats to be sure she is able to feed herself without gagging or choking.

What to Serve with Baby Cereal Pancakes

Your little one will have to wait on the maple syrup and whipped cream for now, but that doesn’t mean he’s destined to boring pancakes forever!

Once he’s able to eat them himself, try topping the pancakes with sugar-free applesauce or pureed sweet potato. If your baby can safely eat nuts, spread some natural peanut butter over the pancakes for a fun lunch treat.

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Carrie Madormo, RN
Now a freelance health and food writer, Carrie worked as a nurse for over a decade. When she isn't hunched over her laptop with a baby in hand, you will find her cooking her grandmother’s recipes, lacing up her running shoes or sipping coffee in the bathroom to hide from her three young children.