These Easy Blender Spinach Pancakes are a great way to get spinach into baby and toddler. They are also allergy-friendly (GF, NF & DF), made in a blender, freezer-friendly and perfect for baby-led weaning. Basically they are the boss of pancakes!
Spinach Pancakes for Baby + Toddler
Spinach for baby! 🍃
Spinach for toddler! 🍃
Spinach for preschoolers! 🍃
Spinach for kids! 🍃
I just feel the need to shout this one from the rooftops!
Especially because kids of all ages will eat spinach this way!
There are a lot of ❗️☝️ up there, just shows how much I love this pancake recipe! 😉
Getting spinach into little one’s diets can be a tough challenge for most parents, as most kiddos aren’t open to shoving leafy greens directly into their mouths.
Leafy spinach – Touch for Young Kids to Eat
Blended Spinach in Pancakes – Fun Green Food that all Kids will Love
But if you blend spinach into delicious, and easy to make, pancakes then watch out.. your baby, toddler and even kid will lose their minds!
For babies – they will not even notice the color difference and will just love to eat homemade and warm pancakes.
For toddlers – even the pickiest of toddlers will usually fall for pancakes that you magically turn green. Or you can call them pop-eye pancakes, dinosaur pancakes or we call them Gekko pancakes from the character in PJ Masks. Just think of a character or toy that your kids like that is green and go with it.
For preschoolers and kids – older kids are usually a little easier to get to eat new things and I have found they love when you change up their ‘normal’ foods in appearance or shape.
Whatever age of kid you serve these pancakes to, they will devour these spinach🍃 pancakes right before your eyes!
Reasons to Love These Easy Blender Spinach Pancakes
- Nut-Free (perfect to send to preschool or school)
- Made in the blender in less than 5 minutes
- Perfect for all ages 6 months and up (I even eat these!)
- Great for Baby-Led Weaning
- Freezer-Friendly for those crazy busy mornings
How to Serve These Spinach Pancakes
- Classic style – cut into chunks and served with maple syrup and fresh berries
- Bagel & Hemp Sprinkles – Smear with whole fat cream cheese and sprinkle with hemp seeds (serve whole or in chunks)
- PB&J Sandwich – take one pancake and spread with your favorite jam, then take another pancake and spread with a nut or seed butter or your choice, press two pancakes together and serve as a sandwich. Great for preschool or school lunches.
- Dipping Fun – cut pancake into long strips and serve with some yogurt (thinner yogurt works better for this recipe) to dip the pancakes in. I also serve this with a side a fruit the kids can dip in the yogurt as well.
How To Make Easy Blender Spinach Pancakes for Baby + Toddler
COOKING WITH KIDS
You can easily have your kids help you make these pancakes.
- Toddlers can help measure and pour the ingredients into the blender.
- They can help put the lid on the blender and push start. Note: make sure to talk about not touching the blender blade while making something in the blender, as it can be sharp.
- They can pick out and measure all of the ingredients and help to blend them. Note: make sure to talk about not touching the blender blade while making something in the blender, as it can be sharp.
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Easy Blender Spinach Pancakes for Baby + Toddler (Allergy Friendly!)
- In a blender, place the oats and pulse on medium speed for 30 seconds or until oats are a chunky flour consistency. You will blend them all the way up in the next step, so the oats don’t have to be perfectly even right now.
- Add in the spinach, banana, egg, milk, oil, cinnamon and vanilla extract and blend on high for 30-60 seconds or until batter is completely smooth and the spinach is completely broken down, scraping down the sides of the blender if needed.
- Add in the baking powder and salt and blend on low for 20 seconds.
- Heat a non-stick pan or pancake griddle over medium to medium-low heat. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes or until tiny bubbles appear on the outside of the pancake. Flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes. If batter gets too thick, add in a tablespoon at a time of milk and re-blend until you have the right consistency.
- Transfer pancakes to a cooling rack and repeat the process until you have used all of the batter.