Savoury Hidden Veggie Potato Pancakes {Toddler Approved}

I’ve been making these veggie filled pancakes since little guy started eating real food. They’re very nutritious and very filling. I usually like to make enough for the both of us because it’s so yummy!

Tips: remove all water from veg before mixing together. You can do this by placing in a cheese cloth or kitchen towel and squeezing, but I simply use my hands. Fry them up quickly after adding salt, as salt will extract more water out of the vegetables and egg. More moisture in your mixture means that it won’t dry up well or stay together. Don’t worry though. If your mixture becomes too watery, just simply squeeze it out before placing into the pan.

Serves : 1 toddler & 1 adult
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes


  • 2 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 medium sized carrot
  • 1 medium sized zucchini (courgette)
  • 1 extra large garlic clove, mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • Dash of milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder


  1. Wash, peel (if needed) , and shred vegetables.
  2. Squeeze out the water from the shredded vegetables and place aside in a large bowl. 
  3. Add garlic, salt, paprika, and onion powder. You can adjust these amounts to your own taste preference.
  4. Add eggs and a dash of milk. Mix well and get ready to fry them up.
  5. Grab your favourite nonstick pan and coat with vegetable oil. Heat on medium high so that the pancakes will become crispy.
  6. With a spoon (I use an ice cream scooper) scoop up the mixture. Squeeze out any excess liquid, then place onto the pan. Slowly flatten into a round shape and cook for a few minutes. When firm enough to move without breaking, flip over. Cook for another few minutes until crispy on both sides. 
  7. Continue this method of cooking until all the mixture has been used. 

    Check temperature and allow to cool before serving to children. My son prefers for me to cut them into fourths. I usually serve this simply with fruit, as the pancakes are both filling and well-balanced. Adults enjoy them too! Feel free to whip this up whenever, even if there aren’t any kids around.

    Happy eats!