‘Leftover’ Pancakes

AGE APPROPRIATE: when tolerating egg

Do you have leftover vegetables and/or fruit that you want to use up? Maybe a half eaten purée you don’t want to throw out? Try these ‘leftover’ pancakes!

This recipe is was created out of my problem of never being able to throw food out and always trying to find ways to use off-cuts and waste!

It’s taken a while to write up this recipe because obviously, your leftover fruit and vegetables will differ each time which is the beauty of this recipe! But these measurements seem to work nearly every time! Basically you want to aim for that ‘pancake batter’ consistency – so feel free to add more flour or a splash of water if needed!

You can make this batter and leave in the fridge to cook fresh, or you can precook them – but the time they are ok in the fridge for depends how old the leftover vegetables are – generally 3 days!

Leftover pancakes

GF | DF | RSF | NF
Course Baby Led Weaning, Breakfast, Snack


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Frying Pan


  • 1 cup  leftover cooked vegetables and/or fruit the starchy vegetables seem to work best as the base such as pumpkin, sweet potato, potato and fruits such as apple and banana and from there if you have other veggies or fruit you can add it in! Also works with leftover meat or fish blended with the vegetables!
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp ghee omit for dairy free
  • 1 heaped tbsp cassava flour other flours also work such as buckwheat, tapioca, spelt or plain flour – but I do love cassava flour to keeping it grain free
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder


  • 1/4 tsp  any spice like cinnamon, lemon zest, paprika, cumin etc
  • 1 serve desiccated liver powder will depend on the brand how much is suitable. generally 1/4 an adults serve


  • Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and either mash together or use a blender or food processor to blend
  • Fry on both sides in some ghee or coconut oil until cooked through OR use a sandwich press! It makes the perfect consistency – place it on and wait about 30 seconds before completely closing the lid to cook the rest (takes about 1 minute to cook)


this recipe does work to an extent without egg, it is not the same consistency but they stay together enough for BLW.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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Recipe Rating

  1. Emily Blackford says:

    What age?

  2. Sophia says:

    Wow I followed it exactly and they’re liquid and burnt. Worst recipe I’ve ever followed. Missy cool on low heat to avoid this issue and that takes forever…very frustrating when trying to make breakfast for your baby….

  3. Shankari Somasundram says:

    My baby is allergic to eggs, what are some eggless options pls?

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