Peach Oat Pancakes and Waffles

pancakes in Grabease feeding set
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These Peach Oat Pancakes are great for babies and toddlers as they don’t contain added sugar. Plus, they are packed with healthy ingredients such as fruits and oats. They are flavorful, light, and fluffy; your whole family will enjoy these pancakes, not just the little ones.

You can serve these pancakes with a side of plain yogurt and seasonal fruit for little ones. They are flavorful and sweet enough to enjoy without any syrup on top.

peach oat pancakes ingredients

Thoughts on plain instant oats and canned peaches

This recipe uses unflavored instant oats such as Nature’s Path Quick Cook Instant Oats instead of old-fashioned rolled oats. Instant oats will completely soften during cooking and result in fluffy pancakes. I’m not fond of old-fashioned rolled oats in pancakes, cookies, and waffles. It might be a personal thing, but their rough texture feels rubbery to me- something I’m not looking for in fluffy pancakes.

I don’t know about you, but I rarely plan ahead to make pancakes – They are a quick breakfast I make on a whim. For this reason, I like to use canned or frozen peaches since they are always ready to use. Canned peaches come out on top if I have to choose between them since they are so sweet, soft, and perfectly ripe right out of the can. Plus, I can save some valuable real estate in my freezer. When using canned peaches, make sure they are packed in 100% juice (vs. syrup.) This way, you can avoid unnecessary added sugar. Canned peaches are still packed with nutrition, and I always have some in my pantry.

pancakes in Grabease feeding set

I created this recipe in collaboration with Grabease, baby and toddler feeding gears. Since my eldest was a little tot, we’ve been fans of Grabease baby fork and spoon, and now Grabease has a full range of great feeding gears.

Intensify peach flavor with peach juice syrup

I created this pancake recipe when my youngest was in the weaning stage, carefully avoiding added sugar. (Now that my kids are a little older, I’m much more relaxed about sugar content.) Mashed banana is a great natural sweetener, but it overpowers the taste. I figured out a good trick to enhance the peach flavor using the leftover juice from the can. Add the leftover juice to a saucepan and reduce it to a syrupy consistency while preparing the pancakes. Then add maple syrup to taste, and now you got peach juice syrup!

peach oat waffles with peach juice syrup

How to turn Peach Oat Pancakes into crispy waffles.

When I turned my pancake recipe into waffles, I was surprised at how fast the waffles turned soft and limp. Most waffles will eventually turn soft after a while, but the crispiness didn’t even last from the waffle iron to the table. So I did some research, and after several tests, I picked up a few tricks on making crispy waffles.

If you like soft waffles, you can use the pancake recipe and simply cook in a waffle iron. But, if you want waffles that are crispy outside and light inside, here are a few tricks.

  • Sugar and Oil help waffles to turn out crispy outside. Sugar helps caramelize the exterior and get them crispy and stay crisp for longer.
  • Get the waffle iron hot. Cooking longer in lower heat will result in soggy waffles. You want the waffle iron to almost “fry” the waffles. I check for doneness when there is no visible steam coming out of my waffle iron.
  • Finish in an air-fryer or oven. To crisp up the waffles, even more, air fry for 1~3 minutes at 400F (check every minute.)
peach oat waffles served with butter and peach slices

If you love crispy waffles, check out my Freezer-friendly Cocoa Waffle Bites. These yeasted waffles are so light and crispy!

If you tried this recipe, I would love to hear from you!

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Peach Oat Pancakes

No added sugar peach oat pancakes. These pancakes are perfect for babies and toddlers

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 pancakes
Author whiteblankspace

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen peaches or 1 (15 oz) can peaches packed in 100% juice
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup whole wheat or all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup instant/quick oats plain
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • oil for cooking

Instructions

  1. If using canned peaches, drain the juice. You can save this juice to make peach juice syrup. (see notes) If using frozen, defrost the peaches.

  2. Blend peach, banana, eggs, apple suace, olive oil, and milk until smooth in a high-speed blender.

  3. In a bowl, add flour, oats, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix to combine.

  4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until just combined. Let the mixture sit for 5~10 minutes for oats to hydrate.

  5. Lightly oil and nonstick pan and heat over medium heat. Scoop about 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan for each pancake, and cook until lightly browned on both sides.

Recipe Notes

  • To make peach juice syrup, add the leftover juice to a saucepan and reduce it to a syrupy consistency while preparing the pancakes. Then add maple syrup to taste.
  • For younger toddlers and babies, serve these pancakes with a side of plain yogurt and seasonal fruit for little ones. They are flavorful and sweet enough to enjoy without any syrup on top.
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Peach Oat Waffles

Lightly sweet waffles with a hint of peach flavor

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 waffles
Author whiteblankspace

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen peaches or 1 (15 oz) can peaches packed in 100% juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup whole wheat or all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup instant oats plain
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • oil for cooking

Instructions

  1. If using canned peaches, drain the juice. You can save this juice to make peach juice syrup. (see notes) If using frozen, defrost the peaches.

  2. Blend peach, eggs, olive oil, and milk until smooth in a blender.

  3. In a bowl, add flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and sugar. Mix to combine.

  4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until just combined. Let the mixture sit for 5~10 minutes for oats to hydrate.

  5. Heat waffle iron to medium-high heat. Spray with oil. Pour batter onto waffle iron and cook until browned on both sides.

  6. (optional) To crisp up even more, air fry for 1~3 minutes at 400F. (Check every minute.)

Recipe Notes

To make peach juice syrup, add the leftover juice to a saucepan and reduce it to a syrupy consistency while preparing the pancakes. Then add maple syrup to taste.

6 Responses

    1. Hello there! To be honest, I’m not sure. I have tried sheet pan pancakes with a different recipe, and I found the texture to be a little different from normal pancakes. so I’m guessing that this recipe would need to be tweaked a little to be baked in a sheet pan.

  1. 5 stars
    My baby, toddler, and I enjoyed these! I tasted more banana than peach so will increase the peaches next time or top with chopped peaches. The banana I had was on the larger side though. I only had old fashioned oats so turned it into oat flour to make this recipe.

    1. That’s a great idea to top with chopped peaches! Banana flavor does overpower, but it’s a good way to sweeten without adding sweetener. I think topping with peaches will really get the peach flavor out. – Heejee

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