Mini Banana Pancakes (gluten-free)
25 mini pancakes
These mini banana pancakes are sugar, egg and gluten-free! A healthy breakfast to make the kids/babies on the weekend. The leftovers make a fantastic snack, a must-have recipe for any new parents!
This mini banana pancakes recipe comes from a fellow Canadian ex-pat, a good friend, and a mom to two lovely girls; Jordan. She was the one who showed me this recipe, back in the days when I only had one baby. The original recipe was with white flour and eggs, but over time, I’ve changed it a bit. Now, I’ve made them ultra-healthy without any eggs! Replace the white flour with buckwheat and almond flour and with the bananas in there, no need for thickening or extra sugar. Although, now that my kids are bigger, I’ve added some maple syrup because one’s culture must prevail.
Baby Led Weaning
A popular way to go with babies nowadays is this BLW! It goes without saying this recipe is the perfect start for babies! A super healthy bite and easy to bring around as a snack! To serve these pancakes for breakfast, I would make a plain whipped cream without any sugar, just a drop of vanilla extract. In order to make baby dip them into something fun! Or it could also be an unsweetened apple purée dip. Babies love to dip!
The bananas and almonds will give thickness and sweetness to the pancakes. This recipe is special because it does not contain the usual white flour, baking powder and egg but rest assured the bananas will prevail and make their magic! Of course, if you want to make it the normal way, you can substitute the buckwheat for normal flour. You can also add an egg to make it slightly more flexible. Or exchange the coconut oil for any other fat! But at the end of the day, all mini banana pancakes are winners to the little ones! And secretly to grown-ups too!
If you want to keep some for later, you can keep them in the fridge for up to 3-4 days without a problem. If you want to freeze them, simply add parchment paper between them and add them to a freezer bag. This way you can make ultra-fast pancakes in the toaster for mornings on the go!
Other Breakfast Ideas for Kids
- 2 bananas ripe
- 200 ml milk
- 100 g buckwheat flour
- 50 g almond flour
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Let it rest 5-10 minutes in the fridge.
- Blend once again before usage.
- Add a small amount oil or butter in crepe pan or non-stick flat-bottom pan.
- Add a bit of the batter (6cm round) on the sides of the pan at medium-low heat until golden on each side, about 1-2 minutes.
These little guys are adorable! My niece is coming for a visit this weekend and I bet she would love these. I can even prep them ahead of time. Thanks for this great recipe idea.
I’m going to make these mini pancakes for our grandkids this weekend. I know they’ll be a hit! Thanks for this recipe!
These healthy pancakes are fantastic! Not just for the little ones either, my teen boys gobbled them up!
I am excited to making these healthy version of Mini Banana Pancakes. These look cute and perfect for kids breakfast or snack time too.
Our kids LOVE pancakes of any kind, and this recipe was no exception. We topped it with plain greek yogurt, hemp hearts and maple syrup and we all enjoyed them. We had to sub whole wheat flour for the buckwheat because i can’t find that anywhere, but they were still delicious.
I could eat these every day. Simple and delicious. Thanks for a great recipe.
Wow! These mini banana pancakes look incredibly delicious and super cute! Everybody will definitely love this, especially kids plus it’s gluten-free making it a healthy treat too!
These pancakes are perfect!! I gave them to my 14 month old this morning and he loved it! Thank you so much for such a great recipe 🙂
My grandson loved these mini banana pancakes. He says he wants them whenever he comes to visit!
Just made these this morning and loved them! They were nice and fluffy with the perfect banana flavor. Great way to start the day!
My goodness these little mini banana pancakes are so cute, I love buckwheat taste in this recipe. Addition of almond flour is an excellent idea.
Looks so yummy! I’m going to share this with a friend with a little one!
These kid-approved mini banana pancakes are so easy to make no matter how busy your morning is.