Healthy Helpings for Kids: Banana Oat Pancakes

May 24, 2024

Healthy Helpings for Kids: Banana Oat Pancakes

Cooking with kids is a great way to teach them about healthy eating while having fun. Here’s a simple and nutritious recipe that’s perfect for children: Banana Oat Pancakes.


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • Optional toppings: fresh berries, honey, yogurt, or nut butter


  1. Blend Ingredients: In a blender, combine the bananas, eggs, oats, milk, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt. Blend until smooth.
  2. Preheat Pan: Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Lightly grease with a bit of oil or butter.
  3. Cook Pancakes: Pour small amounts of batter onto the skillet to form pancakes. Cook for 2-3 minutes until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Serve: Serve the pancakes warm with your choice of toppings like fresh berries, honey, yogurt, or nut butter.

Why Kids Will Love It:

  • Sweet and Tasty: The natural sweetness of bananas makes these pancakes delicious.
  • Easy to Make: Simple steps that kids can help with, like blending and pouring batter.
  • Nutritious: Packed with whole grains, protein, and vitamins.

Tips for Making It a Success:

  • Customizable: Add mix-ins like chocolate chips or chopped nuts to the batter.
  • Make It Fun: Use cookie cutters to shape the pancakes into fun designs.
  • Freeze Extras: Make a big batch and freeze leftovers for quick breakfasts later.


Banana Oat Pancakes are a fun and healthy recipe that kids will enjoy making and eating. They’re easy to prepare, nutritious, and delicious. Try this recipe for a delightful breakfast or snack with your little ones. Happy cooking!

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