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Breastmilk Pancake Recipe

When I was breastfeeding I usually made sure that I had a stash of pumped milk in the freezer 'just in case'. As my baby got older and enjoying solids I used this stash in the weaning recipes I made for him. In the hot weather he loved breastmilk lollies, but another particular favourite was pancakes.

These light and fluffy breastmilk pancakes make the perfect grown up breakfast or pudding for your baby. Cut into pieces they are a great finger food to practise that pincer grip and they can be flavoured with lots of yummy toppings. Stewed apple was my son's absolute favourite!

Made with breastmilk this recipe is free from dairy, sugar and salt. It could of course be made with formula milk or with cows milk for older children instead.

These pancakes are super simple to make and a delicious way to ensure your precious milk isn't wasted. Why not make some this pancake day!


1 egg

180 ml breastmilk

8 tablespoons plain flour

1 banana


  1. Mash the banana and mix together with the egg.

  2. Stir in the milk

  3. Add the wet ingredients slowly to the flour, mixing well to form a batter.

  4. Ladle small portions into a frying pan with a teaspoonful of vegetable oil

  5. Fry gently for a couple of minutes and flip to cook on both sides

  6. Serve on their own or with your baby's favourite fruit puree

Once cooked, the pancakes can be frozen for another day and popped in the toaster to defrost.


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