Foodie Friday: Healthy 3 Ingredient Pancake Bites

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Hello everyone!  My name is Lindsay and I’m excited to be contributing to Foodie Fridays here on HDYDI.  Here’s a little about myself:

I’m a stay-at-home mom to a set of the sweetest, soon-to-be 3 year old fraternal twin boys.  They truly are my everything and although things can get chaotic at times, to say the least, I wouldn’t trade it for any other job in the world.  Prior to having my twinadoes, I worked as a nutritionist.  Food and nutrition is an area that I have always been, and still am, extremely passionate about.  It’s was all my spare time (a.k.a. nap time) consists of and I love to share my knowledge on the subject with anyone who will listen.

I hope you enjoy this post and those that are upcoming, all of which will focus on family and/or toddler/preschooler friendly recipes as well as feeding tips and tricks for your little ones.

Like many parents, I often get stuck in a breakfast rut with my kids.  Things are so hectic in the morning, getting all of us washed, dressed, fed and out the door, who has the spare time to cook up a healthy balanced breakfast?  But with breakfast being the most important meal of the day, I prefer the one they eat is well balanced.  Unfortunately, most kids want to eat foods like bagels, waffles, pancakes or cereal in the morning.  These kinds of foods will make your kids tired and sluggish and aren’t conducive to leaning and active participation in school and/or at activities.

These little pancake bites are so great for many reasons:

  • They’re so easy to make.  They only require a few ingredients and they happen to be ones that most people would typically have on hand.
  • This recipe makes a personal serving and you can double or triple it for more servings. Making a huge recipe is so frustrating cause they never get finished and who wants leftover pancake batter or leftover pancakes.
  • They contain whole grain carbs, protein from the egg and dairy and calcium from the yogurt. And if you add the banana then they also get the fruit to give your kids a perfectly balanced meal in the form of cute little bites.
  • They’re so delicious. From all the moms I’ve given this recipe to, the most common thing I’ve heard back is “they inhaled the whole plate”.

I hope your toddlers/preschoolers enjoy these easy and healthy pancake bites. I know mine do. And you can feel good that they had a nutritious start to their day.

1 egg
1 tbsp. whole wheat flour (1.5-2 tbsp. if using a very large egg)
1 tbsp. yogurt
1-2 tsp. pure maple syrup (optional)
Banana slices (optional)


  1. Preheat non-stick skillet over low to medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together all ingredients except banana slices. If you’re using banana slices, add them to batter now and toss to coat but be careful not to break them.
  3. When skillet is heated, add pancake batter using 1.5 tsp. per pancake or drop in batter coated banana slices. As soon as you see small bubbles forming at edges, flip pancake bites and let cook for another minute or so.
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Lindsay is a stay-at-home mom to 3-year old twin boys (a.k.a. the twinadoes), and loving it more than she ever thought possible. When not chasing after her overly active kids or tending to their many needs (a.k.a. naptime), she loves to organize the playroom and cook for her family. As a nutritionist she enjoys finding new ways to get her toddlers to eat healthy and coming up with healthier recipes for traditionally not-so-healthy meals. She blogs at Chaos and the Kitchen.

10 thoughts on “Foodie Friday: Healthy 3 Ingredient Pancake Bites”

  1. When you say this is a “personal serving”, is that roughly for one kiddo?

    I am very passionate about what my family eats, too. Thanks for this recipe, and I look forward to your future posts!

    1. Hi Mandy,
      Yes, when I make this exact recipe it will only feed one of my kids. So I double it, obviously :). However, if you’re going to use the batter to coat banana slices, this “personal serving” recipe makes enough to coat a large banana worth of slices and it’s enough for both my kids. I guess the banana helps to fill them.

    1. Hey Jandi,
      I agree, with twins, simple recipes are a must. I know I don’t like make a difficult, time consuming recipe and then have my toddlers both say they won’t eat it. When not as much time goes into it, I don’t feel as bad.

  2. This is great! I sporadically try and make pancakes for my kids because I think they should love them, but they don’t. Trying these will be so much easier and they will probably like them more!

    1. My kids have an extreme dislike for pancakes as well and I also kept making them because I thought “every kid should like pancakes”. But these are a completely different texture than pancakes and my kids devour them in just a few minutes every time. I hope your children like these as well.

  3. What if you only buy strawberry yogurt? What type of yogurt do you use? Greek?

    And, personally, I don’t mind the leftover pancakes! I have frozen them before, and then just heated them up in the toaster. Still taste great, and then breakfast is served very quickly!

    1. Yeah, I actually make huge batches of pancakes and waffles. They’re great for the kids’ school lunches and a fun change for my own! I haven’t frozen pancakes before, but I regularly freeze my waffles.

    2. I’ve used both flavored yogurt and non-flavored. If I use non-flavored I add a bit more maple syrup than I would if I were using flavored.

      I’ll have to try freezing these pancakes. That would make the morning rush a little less hectic.

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