3 Ingredient Pumpkin Pancakes For Baby Recipe (Gluten-free)

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Gluten-free fluffy pumpkin pancakes for baby

This 3 ingredient pumpkin pancakes for baby recipe is easy to make.

It is delicious, healthy and great food choice for baby led weaning that your baby will love.

It is suitable for 6 months and above. It can also be taken by toddlers and adults.

Why Pumpkin pancakes for babies

Pumpkin pancakes aren’t just delicious; they’re also packed with essential nutrients that support your baby’s growth and development.

From vitamins to fiber, pumpkin offers a range of health benefits for your little one, making it an ideal ingredient for their meals.

What is baby led weaning(BLW)

Baby-led weaning is a popular approach to introducing solid foods to babies, allowing them to explore and self-feed from the start.

It encourages independence, helps develop fine motor skills, and promotes a positive relationship with food.

This 3 ingredient Pumpkin pancakes for baby are perfect for baby-led weaning as they can be cut into manageable pieces for little hands to grasp and munch on.

As the pumpkin season comes to an end, have you tried this pumpkin oatmeal pancakes for your baby?

I love making this fluffy pumpkin pancakes with oatmeal not only for my baby but also for my entire family. They are easy to make and freezer friendly.

My favourite baby pumpkin pancakes recipes are the pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes, pumpkin protein pancakes, and pumpkin blueberry smoothie.

To make this pumpkin baby food, you only require 3 ingredients. You will require pumpkin puree, eggs, and a premade pumpkin pancake mix.

I will show you a step by step guide on how to make pumpkin pancake mix as well as pumpkin puree.

Did I mention it is 100% vegan, nut-free and can be customized into diary-free as well as gluten-free?

Why you should try 3 ingredient pumpkin pancakes for baby

  • It is packed with nutrients essential for baby’s growth and development. Contains proteins, vitamins and fiber.
  • Pumpkin pancakes are soft and easily chewable. This makes them a great choice for babies who are starting to explore solid foods.
  • It is easy to make as it uses simple ingredients.
  • By using gluten-free pancake mix, you ensure that babies with gluten allergies or sensitivities can safely enjoy these delicious pancakes without any adverse reactions.
  • It is versatile.


  • Pumpkin puree: Pumpkin puree serves as an excellent base for baby pancakes due to its smooth texture, mild flavor, and nutritional value. It adds moisture and natural sweetness to the pancakes without the need for additional sugar, making them suitable for young taste buds. Plus, pumpkin is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as fiber, which are essential for your baby’s overall health.
  • Gluten free pumpkin pancake mix: Opt for a gluten-free option for babies with gluten allergies
  • Pumpkin pie filling(optional): For added flavor, you can incorporate pumpkin pie filling into the pancake batter, creating a more indulgent treat for your little one.

Tools needed

  • Blender
  • Mixing bowls
  • A sauce pan

How to make pumpkin puree for your pumpkin pancakes

3 ingredient pumpkin pancakes for baby

Choosing a pumpkin

You will require a fresh pumpkin. Choose a small pie pumpkin or sugar pumpkin, often referred to as “cooking pumpkins.” These varieties are typically sweeter and have more flavor compared to the large pumpkins used for carving.

Prep the pumpkin

Wash the pumpkin thoroughly. Cut in to 4 pieces. Scoop out the seeds and keep them aside for roasting or for other recipes. Peel the outer hard pumpkin skin and cut it into small cubes.


Boil water in a sauce pan. Add the pumpkin cubes and boil until soft. This will take about 20 minutes.


Once cooked remove them from heat and strain excess water. Let it cool for about 10 minutes. Once cooled put them in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Your pumkin puree is now ready. Set it aside for your pancakes. The extra puree can be stored in the freezer or refrigerated for not more than 5 days, in a airtight container.

Pumpkin puree can be used to make pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup among other recipes.

Also note that pumpkin can be prepared by baking. I choose to steam mine.

How to make pumpkin pancake mix

Pumpkin pancake mix recipe


  • 2 cups oat flour (you can grind rolled oats in a blender or food processor until fine) you can also use almond flour.
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (optional)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the oat flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and salt. Stir well until evenly mixed.
  2. Store the Mix: Transfer the pancake mix to an airtight container or sealable bag. Label the container with the date and content for future reference.

3 Ingredient pumpkin pancakes for baby recipe

Here is a simple pumpkin pancakes with oatmeal for baby, made using gluten-free pumpkin pancake mix, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie filling.

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Pancakes For Baby Recope

Recipe by GladysCourse: Breakfast, SnackCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Here is a simple baby led weaning pumpkin pancakes


  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin pancake mix (prepared from the recipe provided earlier)

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree

  • Pumpkin pie filling

  • 1 cup milk (or non-dairy milk)


  • Mix Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin pancake mix, pumpkin puree, and milk. Stir until just combined. The batter should be smooth.
  • Heat Skillet: Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease it with oil or butter.
  • Cook Pancakes: Pour small amounts of the pancake batter onto the skillet to make pancakes of your desired size.
  • Add pumpkin pie filling for an extra taste: For an extra burst of flavor, spoon a small amount of pumpkin pie filling onto each pancake after flipping.
    Allow the pancakes to cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, allowing the pumpkin pie filling to warm through.
  • Cooking Time: Cook the pancakes for approximately 2-3 minutes on each side or until they turn golden brown.
  • Serve: Once cooked, let the pancakes cool slightly before serving.


  • You can serve the pancakes with a dipping sauce for your baby. Greek yogurt or applesauce will be great.
  • Cut the pancakes into small pieces. This will prevent possible choking.
  • Start with small amounts, and observe for any signs of allergic reactions.

Pumpkin pancakes nutritional facts

Serving size1
Calories157.2 kcal
Fats2.3 g
Sodium112 mg
Total carbs22.2g
Dietary fiber3.3g
*percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet. Values obtained from spark recipes


  • Drizzle warm Marple syrup over the pancakes for extra sweetness.
  • Top with fresh fruits such as blueberries, banana slices and strawberries.
  • You can also drizzle Greek yogurt or honey on the pancakes.
  • Mix pumpkin pie spice into whipped cream and dollop on top of the pancakes for a festive and flavorful topping that celebrates the autumn season

How to store leftover pancakes

These pumpkin oatmeal pancakes are freezer friendly. You can refrigerate in an airtight containers, to be consumed in a few days. You can also freeze them for later use.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to the pancake batter?

Yes, you can add spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice to the pancake batter for added flavor. Just be mindful of any potential allergies or sensitivities your baby may have.


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