Ragi Pancakes - Baby led weaning Indian food recipes

Ragi Pancakes: Ragi Recipes For Babies And Toddlers

Ragi (Finger Millet) is a revered first food for babies in India. Our food culture has many ragi recipes for babies. From ragi porridge to ragi malt-based drinks, this nutritious millet can be incorporated in a variety of ways into the babies diet. Among the many ragi flour recipes for babies are these ragi pancakes.

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Even if you follow baby-led weaning you can still include the goodness of ragi nutrition through pancakes. These pancakes are easy baby-led weaning finger foods that can be made for breakfast or packed for travel.

Ragi (finger millet) is ideally suited for babies because it is easy to digest, and rich in iron and calcium.

Related reading:

Baby-led weaning breakfast ideas

Why millets are good for baby


I love experimenting with ragi flour recipes, be it in different types of ragi porridges or quick meals like pancakes.

Recently I paired ragi flour with jav (barley flour) to make these delicious pancakes. This ragi pancake combination is rich in both iron and calcium and super healthy for growing children.

When serving these ragi pancakes to babies under 1,  steer clear of adding any maple syrup or other sweetening agents like honey and jaggery.

Additionally, I serve with some type of natural nut butter like almond butter or cashew butter to boost the healthy fats on the child’s plate.

This ragi pancake is ideal as:



Travel-friendly snack for toddlers

Baby-led weaning finger food

Ragi Pancake - baby led weaning finger foods


Ragi pancakes - weaning foods for Indian babies
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Ragi Pancake


  • 4 tbsp Ragi flour
  • 2 tbsp Jav (barley) flour
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp Almond flour
  • 1 tsp Flaxseed powder


  1. 1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and add the coconut milk (just enough to cover the ingredients)

    2. Mix well to remove all lumps.

    3. Set the batter aside for 20 minutes. (The flaxseed powder works as an egg replacement and helps the pancake rise.)

    4. On a hot pan add oil evenly to cover the surface. Then scoop out small circle shaped batter on the pan and let each side cook for about 5 minutes.

    5. Serve with maple syrup and cashew butter.

Recipe Notes


  1. You can replace the barley flour with wheat or oat flour.
  2. Use any milk you like. We liked the flavor of these pancakes with coconut milk and almond milk the best.
  3. You can pair the pancakes with any nut butter you have on hand - peanut butter, almond butter, or homemade Nutella

Have you tried adding ragi flour to a pancake mix?

Do you have other interesting ragi flour recipes of your own? Do leave us a comment below with your ragi recipes for kids. All of us can learn and try something new.

For more ragi recipes for babies, follow me on Instagram where I post about healthy meals for kids and family regularly. Until next time, Ciao!


Hi, I'm Ophira. A blogger, nutrition enthusiast, curator of all things pretty and most importantly a proud mother to a happy toddler! I'm a big believer in balanced parenting.

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  1. Love this recipe so helpful. My son will love it too

    1. Yay! I am glad 🙂 these are so yummy and nutritious, a lifesaver on days when my toddler is fussy about food.

  2. Thank you for sharing the receipt, looks so so delicious. I will try this receipt in the next days.

    1. You’re Welcome. Hope you like these ragi pancakes 🙂

  3. Lindsay says:

    This looks yummy and good for you! I’ll have to try them out with my kiddo!

    1. Ragi pancakes are yummy and super healthy. Do try! 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    I loved this ragi pancakes. I am a pancake lover. I often make pancakes for me. Though nobody in my family like pancakes that much. I ate bajra roti with dal or kadhi for several times. But I never tried ragi in my whole life. So i hope I will soon purchase ragi from the market and try this ragi pancakes too.

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