Iron-Rich Baby Cereal Mini Pancakes

Mini-pancakes de base aux céréales de bébé

Discover our clever recipe for versatile baby cereal mini-pancakes. Suitable for both little ones and adults, these delicious, nutritious, and easy-to-make mini-pancakes are a must-try treat.

Preparation 15 min
Cooking 10 min
Portion 20 mini-pancakes

Nutrition Facts (per serving)



  • 1 egg
  • 375 ml to 500 ml (1.5 to 2 cups) cow's milk, breast milk or baby formula (depending on desired texture)
  • 250 ml (1 cup) whole wheat flour
  • 250 ml (1 cup) baby cereal (original or flavored, depending on your preference)
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) baking powder
  • Canola oil* (for the pan)

Note: When cooking pancakes, it is preferable to use canola oil or vegetable oil since these oils are more resistant to heat. This way, there is less chance that your last mini-pancakes will turn black.

This recipe is versatile. It can be used for both sweet and savoury mini pancakes. You can also substitute some of the milk for applesauce, change the type of baby cereal used or spread the mini pancakes with different foods.


  1. Beat egg and add milk gradually.
  2. Mix flour, baby cereal and baking powder
  3. Gradually add dry mixture (flour, cereal, baking powder) to wet milk and egg mixture.
  4. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  5. Heat a medium or large skillet over medium heat. Drizzle with canola oil to prevent mini-crepes from sticking to the pan.
  6. Use a "mini-layer" or large spoon to make mini pancakes about 1 inch in size. The best trick is to place the batter in a circle in the pan.
  7. Turn the pancake when bubbles appear or when the edge of the pancake becomes darker.
  8. Continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes on the other side.

Note: we want the pancake to keep its soft texture and avoid being too crispy for your minis.

Here are some toppings ideas to inspire you

  • No sugar added fruit puree
  • Meat puree
  • Homemade pretzels
  • Crushed banana
  • Hummus
  • Avocado


Put the mini-pancakes in the freezer flat (separated) on a plate covered with parchment paper. When frozen, store in a dish or plastic bag. To defrost, place in microwave for 15 seconds!

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist