Baby Rice Cereal Pancakes With Fruit Topping Recipe!

Rice Cereal Pancakes with baby food and baby cereal as an ingredient. Use baby food as a topping. Great way to use up baby rice cereal and baby food once baby moves to finger foods!
Whether your baby is just starting to explore finger foods or they’ve outgrown being fed rice cereal and baby food and have asserted their newfound independence, these baby rice cereal pancakes are just perfect for them! It’s a great way to use up leftover cereal and baby food if your baby is beyond that stage now. It is also a great way to incorporate much needed food groups into a baby’s diet when they insist on self feeding. Often when they begin feeding themselves, and refusing to be fed by you, they lack all of the nutrients they need. These pancakes allow them to still pick up pieces and feed themselves while still getting the necessary nutrients in their diet!

Rice Cereal Pancakes with baby food and baby cereal as an ingredient. Use baby food as a topping. Great way to use up baby rice cereal and baby food once baby moves to finger foods!
For this recipe you’ll need Beech-Nut Oatmeal baby cereal, Beech-Nut Rice baby cereal and various Beech-Nut baby foods depending on your baby’s favorite flavors. You can use whatever flavors you want in this recipe!

Beech-Nut Transparency in labeling
I specifically recommend using Beech-Nut baby food products because they are transparent in their labeling, offer organic options and they are working with the Non-GMO project to get all of their foods verified (you’ll see the Non-GMO project label on their jars!). Often as parents we wonder what goes into our baby’s food and rightfully so. Beech-Nut recognizes this and has worked hard to be transparent in their labeling. They now offer a specific breakdown of all of their recipes right on their website so you can see the exact percentage of what goes into each flavor of baby food.

This new initiative on Beech-Nut’s behalf is particularly important after recent revelations that other popular baby food companies were touting the inclusion of superfood ingredients like quinoa and kale, but were including them in sparse amounts and using cheap apple puree as the main ingredient. Now you can see how much of those ingredients are actually included in any of Beech-Nut’s baby food so you know what you are buying.

Rice Cereal Pancakes with baby food and baby cereal as an ingredient. Use baby food as a topping. Great way to use up baby rice cereal and baby food once baby moves to finger foods!
To make these pancakes you will mix together white or wheat flour, rice cereal, oatmeal baby cereal, formula/breastmilk/milk, 1 jar of your favorite Beech-Nut baby food, unsalted butter, egg yolks and juice until it reaches a pancake batter consistency. If it comes out too thick you can thin it with milk or juice. I find milk works best to thin it though.

Rice Cereal Pancakes with baby food and baby cereal as an ingredient. Use baby food as a topping. Great way to use up baby rice cereal and baby food once baby moves to finger foods!
Then cook them on a griddle. I make them in mini sizes so they are easy for my son to pick up.

Rice Cereal Pancakes with baby food and baby cereal as an ingredient. Use baby food as a topping. Great way to use up baby rice cereal and baby food once baby moves to finger foods!
Then serve them along with Beech-Nut baby food as the topping. Skip the sugary maple syrup (and sticky mess!) and let baby dip their pancakes in the purees instead. It’s yummy and it helps them get their daily fruit servings! Some of our favorites include the apple & pumpkin, just pear & black cherry and I used the just apple & strawberry in the batter. To compliment that I used an apple raspberry juice so the pancakes had a slight berry flavor. You can also use apple juice for a more neutral flavor.

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Baby Rice Cereal Pancakes With Fruit Topping Recipe!

Baby finger food recipe using rice cereal and baby food!

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  • 1 1/2 C white flour (or 1 C wheat flour-will be more dense)
  • 1/2 C Beech-Nut Rice Cereal
  • 1/2 C Beech-Nut Oatmeal Cereal
  • 1 C Formula, Breastmilk or cow's milk (only if baby is over 12 mos old)
  • 1 Jar (4.25 oz) Beech-Nut baby food (any variety)
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 egg yolks (or substitute egg with mashed banana, applesauce, pumpkin, or other pureed fruit/baby food)
  • 1 C juice (apple or any 100% juice flavor to compliment your baby food flavor)
  • Additional milk to thin the batter as needed


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until combined.
  2. Add additional milk, formula or breastmilk to thin the batter as needed until you reach pancake batter consistency.
  3. Pour in mini pancake sizes onto hot griddle and cook until golden on each side.
  4. Serve with Beech-Nut baby food puree in your baby's favorite fruit flavor.
  5. This recipe also freezes well! Freeze on a baking sheet in a single layer until froze solid. Once frozen solid transfer to a large zip top bag. Remove and heat in a toaster oven.
Recipe Type: Breakfast

What is your baby’s favorite food?


  1. Elisabeth says:

    I am going to try to make all of the baby food at home but it’s nice to know I can rely on Beech Nut if I need to since they are all natural!

  2. Robin Masshole mommy says:

    I always give my boys Beechnut baby food when they were kids. They always really liked it 🙂

  3. What a creative idea. I will have to keep this recipe in mind when I have grandchildren

  4. I’ve never thought of giving my baby her food like that. What a cool idea!

  5. This is such a cute idea! I was looking for a quick meal I could freeze for my kids!

  6. my seventh month old just started eating foods. i love how this recipe would be great for all three of my kids and not just the baby.

  7. awesome! I can’t wait to make food for Mikey! These look like something little ones will love

  8. My “baby” is 3 years old so I’m sad I won’t have the opportunity to try these. Wish I would’ve been creative and created my own when she was a baby.

  9. These look so delicious. I will have to make some for my kids to try.

  10. This would be a perfect recipe for my friend. She has two toddlers that would love to eat these. I will share this with her.

  11. What an adorable idea. How did I never think of doing something like this. Man, I would even eat them. LOL… Thanks for sharing

  12. I wish I had this recipe when my kids were babies! They would have loved them I think.

  13. Janet W. says:

    What a delicious idea! I could still make this for my youngest grandson and he would enjoy it!

  14. That’s a cute little idea! You make a huge batch of these to keep in the freezer too, then you just thaw them out for a snack or breakfast.

  15. Looks like a great recipe, we’ve tried a couple of different ideas like this but haven’t really been happy with them. Gonna try these out Sunday (our big breakfast day).

  16. Wow, I never would have thought to try something like this for my baby. What a great idea and they look delicious! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty this past week. Come again next week!

  17. Oh I would have never thought of this either! So neat! I pinned it!

  18. Julie Wood says:

    This is a great recipe that I can make for my niece and nephew when they come over for a visit. My son liked Beech Nut cereals when he was a kid. This looks fun to make.

  19. Hi, for some reason my pancakes always seem uncooked inside. Is that supposed to be normal? I tried cooking them longer, but they would just burn. What could I be doing wrong?

    • Sandra, I would start by cooking them on a lower heat and see if that helps the inside finish cooking before the outside burns.

      If that doesn’t help you could try and cut back on the amount of liquid in the mix. Since they have baby food in them they will be more moist than other pancakes but they should not be uncooked in the center.

      Good luck and let me know if that helps at all.

    • Vanessa Srikantham says:

      Thank you! I cooked then on the lowest setting on the coolest burner and couldn’t get these to cook on the inside before the burned on the outside and I was even making them the size of an extremely thin half-dollar in an effort to salvage the ingredient. But I never got it to work. I think it’s the juice; it adds too much acid.

      • I used Gerber apple juice, one 4 oz apple strawberry banana baby food for half cup of fruit puree, 1 cup breast milk, and 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1/2 cup Gerber oatmeal dha cereal, 1/2 cup Gerber rice creal, 3 yolks, 1 tablespoon butter melted for 10 sec in microwave, heated stove top griddle on med high then put pancakes on pan and turned heat down to low, flip when edges look dry like 2 min but watch them then flip turn up cook for 2 min done and start next batch.

        • Also start off cooking with just one so you can figure out the right temp every stop is different and I noticed at the end I only had to turn heat up and down from low to medium because my griddle stays hot. Hope that helps. My LO loves these dipped in pumpkin babyfood.

  20. Could you use all oatmeal cereal?

  21. Vanessa Srikantham says:

    I’m sorry, but this was an utter waste of ingredients. I’ve never had such trouble getting pancakes to work out. I had to throw out everything.

    • I am so sorry you didn’t get them to work out for you. I’ve never had any trouble with getting them to cook before the outside burnt and I always use juice. But I thin with milk and not more juice.

  22. So I tried making these and I have had them on the griddle for about 10 minutes at 375 and they are still mushy in the middle. Are they supposed to be like this?

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