Sultana Oat Pancakes

  • Servings : 14
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 20m

Sultana Oat Pancakes

Finding a variety of healthy breakfast finger foods for babies and toddlers is a challenge for many parents but when you have the goodness of porridge served up as a pancake you are definitely onto a winner. They make for a yummy snack option too.

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  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg (or 1 small, ripe, mashed banana in place of the egg)
  • 1 tablespoon fruit puree, brown sugar or maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut or olive oil, plus extra for cooking
  • ½ cup plain flour, or wholemeal plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup sultanas (or 1 small apple, grated)


Step 1

Place the oats and milk in a small bowl and allow to stand for 10 minutes. -

Step 2

Whisk in the egg, sugar and oil. Sift in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt, add the sultanas (or grated apple) and stir until just combined. -

Step 3

Place a large frying pan over medium heat, add the oil and cook large spoonfuls of the batter in batches for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden brown and serve. -

Step 4

Storage: keep leftover cooked pancakes in the fridge for 2-3 days or wrap in individual portions and store in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Steph on July 9, 2015

    These were nice, but I’m wondering if the amount of brown sugar listed is correct? I used one tablespoon which was more than enough! Next time I’d probably cut it down further as the sultanas add plenty of sweetness too.

  2. posted by Tara on July 23, 2015

    I left out the sugar and salt, added grated apple instead (and cooked them in a little unsalted butter). They were delicious and my 11mo loves them!! Great recipe 🙂

  3. posted by Kestrel on July 25, 2015

    Yum!! Just made these this morning, such a great weekend brekkie! My 15mo ate 2 (I ate 2 and was full so I don’t know how she managed to eat 2!!) and my Mr Fussy Pants 2yo ate 1.5 which is a great effort for him!! I must confess we didn’t use any sugar in the pancakes themselves, but did add a splash of maple syrup after for the kids.

  4. posted by kimberley on July 29, 2015

    these healthy pancakes work great. i used 1 tbsp of coconut sugar instead of brown sugar and cut out the sultanas as I wanted to serve with jam. plenty sweet. thank you!

  5. posted by Ren on December 28, 2015

    Win!! My fussy eater couldn’t inhale these fast enough. I used whole meal spelt and grated apple. I replaced the sugar with rice syrup. A bit delicate to cook with spelt. Low and slow but fantastic. Thanks.

  6. posted by Georgia on January 14, 2016

    I am keen to make these for my son who has an egg allergy. I normally replace an egg with a chia seed/water mixture, however, am wondering whether a banana or half a banana would be better for this mixture? Maybe take out the brown sugar as I would use one of my very attractive looking black bananas from the freezer so they would be quite sweet. Anyone’s input would be great, thanks!!

  7. posted by Imogen on April 26, 2016

    Has anyone modified for Thermie? New to it all and love this recipe :-). Thanks

  8. posted by Danielle on May 25, 2016

    Thankyou for another wonderful recipe! I made these for my 9mo twin boys this morning, even my reluctant less confident twin 1 loved them and ate a whole pancake. I substituted the sugar for a whole mashed up banana instead. Just perfect in sweetness. Thanks, we love your page.

  9. posted by Gen on June 22, 2016

    Hey I just made these up with what was left in my pantry (1/2 cut steel cut oats and 1/2 cup oats with dried goji berries). I also left out the salt. And I blitzed the whole batter before making these as my baby is only 8 months old with three teeth. I didn’t know how he would manage the sultanas. I think they taste delicious as is. I made 23 litthe pancakes and 3 big ones. Can’t wait for my baby to taste them now!

  10. posted by Lauren on July 15, 2016

    My fussy eater LOVES these! I substitute chopped up prunes for sultanas and add a ripe banana instead of the sugar. When we were dairy free they worked just as well with soy milk. Thank you for your great recipes!

  11. posted by Cee on August 7, 2016

    Made these for my 6 month old and he loved them. I left out the sugar, salt and saltanas thought. I added vanilla extract and poached pears instead. They were prefect!

  12. posted by E smith on August 11, 2016

    I left out the sugar and just brushed the tops very lightly with honey when they were done. They were very nice and my little one loved them.

  13. posted by Jessica Love on May 23, 2021

    Lovely but I found 2 teaspoons of baking powder too much. I kept wondering what the awful after taste in my mouth was. Tried just 1/2 a teaspoon today and they tasted much better!


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