Find the best pancakes for kids, with easy recipes that range from classic fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes to fruit-filled pancakes, and even savory vegetable pancakes. Get storage and freezing tips, too.

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Pancake Recipes for Kids

Pancakes are such an easy breakfast and snack option for kids, especially since the batter is so easy to make. And with a wide range of versatile flavor options, we can choose the ones our kids will love best.

Below, find my best pancake recipes for babies, toddlers, and everyone else in the family. In each recipe you’ll also find more specifics, plus storage information. You can freeze any pancake recipe to quickly reheat on a future day, too.

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Best 2-Ingredient Pancakes

Blend up a fruit or veggie with an egg for the fluffiest, easiest, healthy pancakes for kids. These 2-Ingredient Pancakes use one simple method for all 4 flavors and are a perfect baby pancake or toddler pancake.

The Best 2-Ingredient Pancakes (Baby and Toddler Approved)
This recipe makes one small batch of super tender 2-Ingredient Pancakes. It usually makes 1-2 little-kid-size servings. To make more, simply double the recipe. These are delicate pancakes with a texture that's sort of custardy like French toast, so be gentle when flipping them. See the NOTES at the bottom for the flavor variations.
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Apple cinnamon pancakes on kids pink plate with sides.

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

I love all kinds of pancakes, especially for weekend breakfasts or to reheat from leftovers for quick meals, and these Apple-Cinnamon ones are so darn delicious.

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes bursting with fresh fruit and cozy flavor … a perfect breakfast to share with the kids. You can use shredded apple or tuck a full slice of apple into the middle for extra yum.
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Apple Sheet Pan Pancakes

Sheet pan pancakes are both convenient and versatile, and this one has whole grains and delicious apple flavor.

Apple Sheet Pan Panackes
With a super simple method that allows you to bake an entire batch of pancakes at once, these Sheet Pan Pancakes are a breakfast win.
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Fresh Apple Pancakes

Combine fresh apples and whole grains for a nutritious breakfast of Apple Pancakes for the whole family. 

Fresh Apple Pancakes
These apple pancakes are hearty and filled with freshly shredded apples and oats, so expect them to have a lot of texture!
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Fluffy Applesauce Pancakes

The applesauce in this recipe adds a lovely sweet undertone, and you can use either buckwheat flour or whole wheat flour, according to what you prefer.

Fluffy Applesauce Pancakes
These fluffy Applesauce Pancakes are easy to mix up, taste sweet and comforting, and the leftovers store nicely in the fridge or freezer. We like them topped with a little maple syrup, peanut butter, or additional applesauce.
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3-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Made with just three ingredients and the fluffiest texture, this banana pancake recipe just might be my favorite.

3-Ingredient Banana Pancakes
With just three ingredients, a seriously fluffy texture, and the best flavor, these Banana Pancakes are a perfect breakfast for a baby, toddler, or grownups—SO yummy! You can make them in a pan or bake them in the oven as a sheet pan pancake, too.
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Favorite Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Serve up a balanced mix of complex carbs and protein with these delicious Banana Oatmeal Pancakes. Bonus: The leftovers reheat so well, and they’re delish with or without maple syrup.

Favorite Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
Very ripe (with brown spots) bananas will give these Banana Oatmeal Pancakes the best flavor. Dice them up or serve whole, according to how the kids prefer to eat them.
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Fluffy Vegan Banana Pancakes

Whether you’ve simply run out of eggs or are intentionally looking for vegan recipes, these Vegan Banana Pancakes hit all the right notes of deliciousness.

Fluffy Vegan Banana Pancakes
With naturally sweet flavor and a simple method, these pancakes are a favorite Sunday staple in our house. (I sometimes even hide a few bananas on the top of the fridge to ensure we have super ripe ones ready!)
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Banana Spinach Pancakes

These sweet Banana Spinach Pancakes are a win when you’re looking to boost nutrition in a favorite breakfast option.

Best Banana Spinach Pancakes
This is a thin batter that makes tender, naturally sweet Banana Spinach Pancakes. Be sure to let the pancakes cook until the surface is almost entirely firm before you flip them over.
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Fluffy Buckwheat Pancakes

Using buckwheat flour ensures these are packed with nutrients, and it’s such a versatile flavor that allows you to mix in any add-in your family likes.

Fluffy Buckwheat Pancakes
Nutritious, fluffy, and so easy to make, these Buckwheat Pancakes are a favorite breakfast to share with the kids. They are great gluten-free, loaded with protein and fiber, and just so delicious.
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Favorite Easter Bunny Pancakes

This Easter Pancake idea is super easy and looks like a bunny in the way you plate the food.

Easter Bunny Pancakes
With the most delicious fluffy texture and protein from Greek yogurt, these Bunny Pancakes are so delicious and fun for Easter breakfast. Make these bunnies for the whole family!
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Fluffy Carrot Pancakes (with Yogurt!)

These fluffy Carrot Pancakes with yogurt are high in protein and are a nice source of both a veggie and fruit. They are special enough for a holiday breakfast or brunch because they are super fluffy and taste a little like carrot cake!

Fluffy Carrot Pancakes (with Yogurt!)
These hearty Carrot Pancakes pack nice natural sweetness from the carrots and applesauce. This can be a thicker pancake batter, so know that you can thin it slightly, if desired, by adding a few tablespoons of milk.
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Favorite Chocolate Chip Pancakes

In just a few short minutes, you can stir together a nutritious pancake batter and cook them on the stove top, on a griddle, or in the oven as a sheet pan pancake.

Favorite Chocolate Chip Pancakes
With a seriously fluffy texture, an easy one-bowl method, and the option to make them on the stove top or baked in the oven, these Chocolate Chip Pancakes are a favorite breakfast to share with the kids.
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Favorite Chocolate Pancakes

Make breakfast much more fun for everyone in the family with these fluffy Chocolate Pancakes. They’re easy to stir together, simple to make in festive shapes (if you want!), and even delicious as leftovers.

Favorite Chocolate Pancakes
These Chocolate Pancakes are both easy and flavorful, with just a hint of cocoa flavor. See the Notes at the end for variations and serving suggestions.
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Favorite Christmas Pancakes

The batter comes together in a blender, just like making a smoothie, so it’s very easy. The key to the color? Spinach! But no worries, you can’t taste it, and it blends right into the pancake batter. 

Favorite Christmas Pancakes
Bright green and super fun, these Christmas Pancakes are a perfect holiday breakfast to share with the kids. They can be made on the stovetop or in the oven and are packed with nutrition—and yummy flavor!
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Quick Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Made with just three simple ingredients, these nutritious Cottage Cheese Pancakes are a healthy breakfast for kids you make in under 10 minutes. They’re loaded with protein and healthy fats—and are also fluffy and delish.

Quick Cottage Cheese Pancakes
These 4 ingredient pancakes are packed with nutrients and are so yummy. Double the ingredients to make a larger batch to feed a family of four as this recipe is on the smaller side.
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Favorite Funfetti Pancakes

The “Funfetti” part of this recipe comes from the addition of sprinkles at the end of mixing the batter. They add color and fun, and when paired with perfectly fluffy pancakes? Well, that right there is a recipe for a happy breakfast.

Favorite Funfetti Pancakes (Birthday Cake)
Perfectly fluffy pancakes, made more fun? These Funfetti Pancakes are exactly that—and they are just so yummy. They're perfect to celebrate a holiday, birthday, or special day … or just as a way to make breakfast more fun for the kids.
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Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes

This recipe has been such a fun one to have in the mix, and we love them with fruit and maple syrup for breakfast.

Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes
With the fluffiest texture and just the right amount of spice, these delicious Gingerbread Pancakes are a perfect holiday breakfast—or anytime breakfast when you want cozy flavors to share!
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Fluffy Greek Yogurt Pancakes

These are a great way to fuel up in the morning, they are easy to stir together, and they work with just about any diced fruit your family likes.

Fluffy Greek Yogurt Pancakes
With the most delicious fluffy texture and protein from Greek yogurt, these Greek Yogurt Pancakes are a breakfast win. You can add any fruit you like to the batter, too!
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Mini Pancakes (with Fruit)

They are a perfect size for a baby-led weaning breakfast, they are delicious with a slice of banana in the middle for banana bites (or you can use another sliced fruit), and they are easy to make.

Mini Pancakes (with Fruit)
Mini Pancakes are the most fun and are also a nutritious breakfast to share with the kids. You can make them plain or with fruit tucked inside—and they even work to make ahead of time and quickly reheat.
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Fluffy Pancake Muffins

Adding pancake batter (and any toppings you want!) to a muffin pan is a quick and easy way to deliver all of the goodness of homemade pancakes and so much less fuss. 

Easy Pancake Muffins (Favorite Pancake Bites)
Baking pancake mix in the oven is an easy way to streamline breakfast and to reduce the amount of time you have to stand at the stove cooking. You can add any topping you like to these and bake them as mini muffins or regular sized ones.
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Favorite Pumpkin Pancakes

I love these as a way to vary our weekend breakfast, include a veggie in our first meal of the day, and have a festive holiday breakfast option. 

Favorite Pumpkin Pancakes
These Pumpkin Pancakes stir together in one bowl, are fluffy and flavorful, and are a perfect breakfast to share with the kids. They're made with whole-wheat flour and just enough pumpkin spice.
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Fluffy ricotta pancakes in stack with syrup and raspberries.

Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes

I am a huge fan of fluffy pancakes, and using ricotta in the batter is such a wonderful way to achieve that amazing texture. Plus, when you also add lemon, you have the perfect pancakes for spring—or any day where you want a breakfast that’s cozy and also bright and fresh.

Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes
With the most delicious fresh lemon flavor and a distinctly fluffy texture, these Ricotta Pancakes are a perfect family breakfast to share—on a holiday or any day.
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Easy Silver Dollar Pancakes

With a simple stir-together method, classic tender texture, and a size perfect for all ages, these are a happy family breakfast to share.

Easy Silver Dollar Pancakes
Mini in size, but big on tenderness and flavor, Silver Dollar Pancakes are a fun breakfast to share with the kids. They are great for little kids who still eat with their hands and are a cinch to make.
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Strawberry pancake on two plates with strawberries.

Fluffy Strawberry Pancakes

We have long loved our Yogurt Pancakes as a delicious and filling breakfast option, and this strawberry version—which you can make in a pan or in a sheet pan—is our favorite variation yet.

Fluffy Strawberry Pancakes
With just a few ingredients and the option to make these on the stove top or in the oven as a sheet pan pancakes, these Strawberry Pancakes are bursting with berry flavor and are so yummy. I love including both freeze-dried and fresh berries here for max flavor, but just fresh work if that's what you have.
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Strawberry pancake on two plates with strawberries.
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Favorite Sweet Potato Pancakes

These healthy Sweet Potato Pancakes are made with whole grains, taste naturally sweet, and are a yummy way to pack some veggies into breakfast.

Favorite Sweet Potato Pancakes
Plan to have your mashed sweet potato ready to go so these come together quickly. Serve with any pancake topping you prefer—applesauce, maple syrup, or nut or seed butter.
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Easy Vegetable Pancakes

With simple ingredients (including frozen veggies!), these Easy Vegetable Pancakes are a simple toddler meal for anytime of the day. They reheat well from leftovers, too, so you can make a batch and serve them whenever you need them!

Easy Vegetable Pancakes
We like these dipped in sour cream guacamole, salsa, or Cucumber Sauce.
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Favorite Yogurt Pancakes

These pancakes are fluffy and really versatile—you can pick one flavor to make for the whole batch or add in a few pieces to each pancake as you go to make a few different flavors. 

Favorite Yogurt Pancakes
With just a few ingredients and the option to make these on the stove top or in the oven as a sheet pan pancakes, these Yogurt Pancakes are versatile and so yummy!
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Fluffy Zucchini Pancakes

Serve up a dose of vegetables for breakfast with this Zucchini Pancake recipe. It’s a yummy breakfast for kids that you can make and share with the whole family—babies and toddlers on up! 

Fluffy Zucchini Pancakes
These fluffy pancakes are a yummy way to serve vegetables for breakfast and use up zucchini should you find yourself with extra. These can be served plain or with a side of yogurt or applesauce to babies and younger eaters, or with maple syrup—they are very versatile!
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Best Tips for Success

  • Serve pancakes with maple syrup, applesauce, yogurt, nut butter, or pureed fruit as desired.
  • Make small silver dollar pancakes or larger ones, as you like.
  • Let pancakes cool on a wire rack before storing.
  • Place onto a heat-safe plate and heat through in the microwave for 15 seconds, or pop into the toaster oven briefly.
  • The best egg-replacer for most pancakes is a store-bought option.
  • You can replace any milk in a pancake recipe with a dairy-free option.

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