Pumpkin Pancakes for Baby are perfectly soft and fluffy, plus they only require 5-ingredients to make! They are full of healthy ingredients, are freezer friendly as well as super easy to make. Perfect for 6+ months and Baby-Led Weaning, but toddlers and kids will also love these delicious pancakes!

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Pumpkin Pancakes for Baby

These pumpkin pancakes are the most perfectly perfect pancakes for your little ones.

They are easy to make 🥣, easy to freeze 🥶, easy to reheat ♨️ and easy to devour 😋!

Filled with 5 wholesome ingredients, they come together in mere minutes and are perfectly spiced and flavorful without any added sugar.

Pumpkin Pancakes Video

Watch this video to see how easy these pancakes are to make for your little one!

REASONS TO LOVE THESE PANCAKES FOR BABY

  • great for baby-led weaning
  • toddlers and kids also love these pancakes
  • freezer-friendly
  • 5-simple ingredients
  • great for breakfast, lunch or snack
  • good source of protein
  • no added sugar
  • can be made gluten-free
  • naturally nut-free
Ingredients for these pumpkin pancakes.

INGREDIENTS

  • White Whole Wheat Flour: you can also use all-purpose, whole wheat or a one-for-one gluten-free blend if you prefer. I find the white whole wheat is a great option as it is packed with nutrients yet also makes fluffy pancakes.
  • Pumpkin Puree: you can use store-bought canned pumpkin puree or homemade pumpkin puree for this recipe.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice or Cinnamon: you can use either of these spices in this recipe.
  • Eggs
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Milk

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

  • Wet Ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree and eggs.
  • Dry Ingredients: on top of the wet ingredients add in the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt and stir until combined.
  • Cook: Heat a large non-stick skillet on medium heat. Spray or oil skillet. For small pancakes add 1 tablespoon of batter to the skillet at a time and let cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden on the bottom and bubbles appear along the edges. Flip and let cook for another 2-3 minutes. Repeat with all of the batter.
  • Dig In: Serve and enjoy.

HOW TO SERVE THESE PANCAKES

I served these pancakes with a side of pear sauce along with a few sliced raspberries. Here are some other great ways to serve these pancakes to baby:

  • Cut into long strips with a spread of peanut butter or other nut butter on top. 
  • Spread cream cheese on one pancake and then top with a second pancake and cut or ripped into chunks. 
  • Torn and served with a side of your favorite baby food puree or applesauce to use as a dip. 
  • Served in chunks with mashed avocado on top.

TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST PANCAKES

  • Take care not to over mix the batter. The dry ingredients should be just combined into the wet. If you over mix the pancakes won’t be soft and fluffy.
  • Don’t have the skillet on too high a heat or the outsides will burn and the middle will still be raw.
  • You can use homemade or store-bought pumpkin puree or homemade pumpkin puree for this recipe. 

STORAGE

These pancakes for baby are great for make-ahead meals. Store them in an air-tight container in the fridge for 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. You can reheat them in the microwave or in the toaster.

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Plate of pumpkin pancakes for baby and toddler with a pear dipping sauce.

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These Pumpkin Pancakes for baby are perfectly soft and fluffy, plus they only require 5-ingredients to make!

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour (see notes)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tbsp milk – optional see notes
  • cooking oil or spray

Instructions 

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree and eggs.
    Bowl of wet ingredients mixed together for pumpkin pancakes for baby.
  • On top of the wet ingredients, add in the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt and gently stir until incorporated. Add in the milk, one tablespoon at a time if needed.
    Wet and dry ingredients in a bowl ready to be mixed to make pumpkin pancakes.
  • Heat a large non-stick skillet on medium heat. Spray or oil skillet. For small pancakes add 1 tablespoon of the batter to the skillet at a time and let cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden on the bottom and bubbles appear along the edges. Flip and let cook for another 2-3 minutes. Repeat with all of the batter.
    Cooking pumpkin pancakes on a skillet.
  • Serve and enjoy!
    Plate of pumpkin pancakes with a pear dipping sauce great for baby or toddler.

Notes

Age: 6 months and up
Yield: 12-14 small pancakes
Served With: I served these pancakes with a side of pear puree and sliced raspberries.
Storage: store in an air-tight container in the fridge for 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. 
Note on Flour: you can use whole wheat, white whole wheat, all-purpose or gluten-free flour in this recipe.
Note on Milk and Pumpkin Puree: you can use homemade or store-bought pumpkin puree. If puree is too thick, you will need that extra added milk. I was using the Trader Joes pumpkin puree and it was super thick, so I ended up adding 3 tablespoons of milk to my batter. You can use any milk you prefer – regular, oat, almond, soy, etc. 

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