Two-ingredient banana pancake recipe

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When babies start on solids you want the most simple of foods – easy to prepare and not too complex for developing bellies and gut systems. You can whip up these two-ingredient pancakes in a matter of minutes and they taste delicious!

Starting solids can be so daunting, we are told to introduce one food at a time, to set regular eating times, to puree not mash, or is it mash and then puree? Honestly, when it came to giving my girl her first solids I just turned to simple recipes that contained as few ingredients as possible.



These banana pancakes became a favourite in our house for both mum and bub. You can throw them together quickly before heading out the door and they were a smash hit at my parent’s group where the kids had a variety of dietary requirements and allergies.


Eggs (two eggs for every one med-large sized banana)

Optional extras:

Coconut oil


  • Mash banana(s) in a bowl
  • Add eggs, remember your ratio is two eggs for every one medium sized banana. The eggs are there to act as a binding agent rather than to add flavour.
  • Beat your mix with a whisk, or for super fast results you can use a blender. Note: your mixture will be runnier than a regular pancake mix.
  • At this point you can add any extras you desire: a dash of cinnamon, a dollop of coconut oil, or maybe some berries? There is lots of room for creativity here.


  • Get your pan going to a medium heat. Add a bit of butter for an extra golden shine
  • Spoon small dollops of your mixture into the heated pan and flip them once you see bubbles form around the edges
  • Stack up your baby pancakes and serve (make sure you let them cool a bit if your bub still has a mouth full of gums)

I used one large banana, two medium-sized eggs, and made about twelve mini pancakes. Another fun idea is to place your mix into metal cookie cutters so you get a mix of shapes.

I served my latest batch up with a spoonful of  yoghurt, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and some fresh blueberries. It made one little girl very happy indeed!


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