Pancake recipes for kids

Know a little someone who loves a pancake or two? Make their day extra special and let them get their hands sticky in the kitchen too...

Blueberry pancakes

Pancakes are a lovely recipe for kids of all ages. There are different tasks each age group can get stuck into until eventually they have the confidence and skills to be able to make them from start to finish – just be prepared for some sticky ceilings. Once your pancakes are made, the options of what you can fill them with are endless from cheese and spinach to chocolate and bananas…

Flash of a pan

Cooking pancakes obviously requires handling a pan, our food editor Barney found that with children from the age of seven up, the safest way is to heat the pan, then take it over to the child – away from the heat – and let them add the batter.  Then it’s up to the adult to cook it on the stove until it’s ready for flipping. Then return the pan to the child – again, away from the heat – and allow them the joy of tossing the pancake.

Cheese & ham pancake roll-ups Cheese & ham pancake roll-ups

This savoury pancake roll-ups recipe has been designed especially for kids, from cracking, whisking, pouring and rolling there are plenty of jobs to keep small hands busy. It’s also a brilliant way of sneaking all sorts of hidden veg into them... we’d make a bet on clean plates all round.

Cheese & ham pancake roll-ups

Easiest-ever pancakes Easiest-ever pancakes

If you are working with quite young children this simple batter is based on equal volumes of eggs, milk and flour so they can easily measure out the ingredients for themselves, and there is no need for scales. It also produces thick, beautiful pancakes that the kids can quickly get busy filling with all kinds of delicious things…  try laying out little pots of treats so little hands can have free reign – though it is always worth keeping half an eye on those sprinkles.

Easiest-ever pancakes

Blueberry pancakesBlueberry & lemon pancakes

It couldn’t be easier to make these moreish little beauties, and there are plenty of tasks for the kids to get stuck into. Try serving with a variety of chopped fruit, from blueberries, strawberries and bananas, and you’ll be adding to their five-a-day too, delish!

Blueberry & lemon pancakes

Potato pancakes Potato pancakes

Have a pan of leftover mash from a family supper? We know a way to make it disappear in no time! From our reader comments this recipe seems to be a real hit with toddlers and children alike. Let them have fun mixing up the ingredients, then serve up a hearty brunch with lots of scrambled eggs.

Potato pancakes

What do you make with your children on Pancake Day? We would love to hear from you…

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laura Madalene
3rd Mar, 2014
Great post! Thanks for sharing this information. I gained quite a lot of knowledge after reading your blog thank you. Happy Cooking Time in a Pink Kitchen
8th Feb, 2018
My grand son has a dairy and egg allergy, any ideas on a substitute pancake recipie I could try please?
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12th Feb, 2018
Thanks for your question. You can use the following recipe but substitute the milk for a non-dairy alternative such as coconut or almond milk. Also fry in oil instead of butter.
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