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An Easy Gluten-Free Pancake Recipe You Can Make With Your Child

Swap traditional pancakes for this easy two-ingredient recipe you can make with your child. If your family is restricting gluten due to dietary needs, health concerns, or allergies, this is a great alternative pancake recipe.

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Cooking with your child comes with endless benefits, from helping them explore their senses to learning about counting, building their self-confidence, making scientific observations, and developing a love of healthy foods. It can also help you bond with your child as you embark on your cooking expedition together.

In this nutritious, gluten-free, two-ingredient take on pancakes, there are plenty of ways you can get your preschooler involved. While it might get a little messy, it will be a fun way to work together and encourage your toddler or preschooler to learn new skills.

What you’ll need:

  • 3 eggs

  • 3 bananas

  • Frying pan

  • (Optional) Nonstick cooking spray

  • (Optional add-ons) Maple syrup, coconut flakes, honey, fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, or other healthy toppings


  • Peel and mash the bananas until they are smooth.

  • Whisk the mashed banana with the eggs.

  • Heat a nonstick frying pan over a low-to-medium heat.

  • Pour in 1/3 cup of the batter.

  • Cook until bubbles form all over the surface, and flip.

  • Cook for another 1–2 minutes on the second side.

  • (Optional) Let your child add the toppings of their choice.

You can also include your child in the cleanup process. This will give you the opportunity to discuss the importance of washing up and maintaining a clean workspace for food preparation.

Tip: Place peeled bananas in a gallon-sized resealable food storage bag and have your child mash them within the bag for a mess-free cleanup. Your child can also try their hand at whisking the batter mixture.

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