Whether your children (or you) like savoury flavours or sweet ones, the great thing about pancakes is they're so versatile you can find a way of making them that will keep everyone happy.


Whether it's Pancake Day and you're going for the traditional lemon and sugar pancake, or any other time of year and you just reckon pancakes – maybe with veg or fruit – will be what's needed for dinner or a weekend afternoon snack/treat, we have some really great pancake recipes for kids and adults alike here.

Pancakes are also pretty simple to make once you get the knack – and you don't need to spend hours in the kitchen prepping them.

And in case you're looking for some free-from options, we've included a gluten-free recipe, too...

Here's our pick of the best pancake recipes

1. Traditional pancakes with lemon

These thin delicate pancakes with lemon make a tangy pudding or dessert – great for the whole family. Suitable for babies from 6 months.

2. Gluten-free banana pancakes

Cooking for a gluten-free child or other family member? Worry not, these banana pancakes are flour-free and very filling. Suitable for babies from 6 months (but contains almonds and Nutella).

3. American buttermilk pancakes

You can make these pancakes with whole milk, but using tangy buttermilk makes them lighter. Suitable for babies from 6 months.

4. Chinese-style pancakes

Give your pancakes a savoury Chinese twist to make them a tasty meal for the whole family to enjoy. Suitable for older babies who can manage chunks.

5. Banana pancakes - low GI recipe

Although there is fruit in this recipe, by using green rather than ripe bananas, this will help reduce the sugar. Will give you a great start to your day. Suitable for babies from 6 months.

6. Gluten-free buttermilk pancakes

A stack of pancakes served with maple syrup and fresh fruit is hard to beat for a special family breakfast. Not suitable for babies.

7. Mini pancakes with summer berry yoghurt

These fun and fruity mini pancakes are great to share with the whole family. Suitable for babies from 8 months.

8. Sweet Potato Pancakes

Great with savoury or sweet toppings, these sweet potato pancakes are a nice twist on the regular ones. Suitable for babies from 10 months.

9. Chicken and mushroom pancakes

These tasty and filling savoury pancakes include some big flavours for a really good teatime meal that the grown-ups will enjoy just as much as the kids. Suitable for babies from 11 months.




Janet MartinContributor

Janet is mum to two children aged 6 & 9 and a great-Aunt too. She began writing early, penning her first book aged just 7. She has published 2 books