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If your child has been diagnosed with a lactose intolerance or you have been advised to remove dairy from their diet, it can be overwhelming. Everything seems to contain dairy, especially when you want to start baking. If you are dealing with a child with an intolerance it is better to try and make as much of their food yourself. That way you know what is going into everything and have more control what they are taking in.

We have put together 5 dairy-free pancake recipes that your kids will love. They are also perfect if you are starting with baby-led weaning.


These banana blueberry fritters are super quick and easy to make and they are delicious. If you want a gluten-free option, change out the flour for a gluten-free option. The blueberries and bananas make these naturally sweet and your little one will love them.Dairy-free Pancake Recipes | Baby Calm

Two ingredient pancakes are perfect for those days you need a snack in a hurry. All you need are eggs and bananas, it is that easy. This one may need some adjusting depending on the size of your banana and eggs. You can get you toddler to help with these one, they are that easy.

Looking for a savoury option then these lentil spinach pancakes are ideal.  Don’t let the idea of paprika and tumeric in these put you off these ones. If you are following baby-led weaning, introduce as many flavours and textures as you can, you may be surprised by what your child enjoys. This recipe is both gluten and egg free as well. Dairy-free Pancake Recipes | Baby Calm

Banana is a great fruit to use because it is nice and sweet, add to some oatmeal and you have a yummy banana oatmeal pancake. If you are gluten-free as well, make sure you buy gluten free oats, rolled oats are not gluten-free. You can switch out the almond milk for any lactose -free alternative.

Dairy-free Pancake Recipes | Baby Calm

Quinoa is a great gluten-free and vegan alternative and has many uses including these Quinoa pancakes. This recipe calls for vanilla flax milk which may be tough to find in South Africa so use any other lactose free option, like almond or coconut milk.

Dairy-free living doesn’t have to be difficult, there are a lot of alternatives and options available to you, you need to source the one that works best for your family.

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