Pikelets are always a hit, but they aren’t a great to choice to eat regularly. These pimped pikelets are the perfect finger food for baby led weaning, lunchbox treat or healthy breastfeeding snack! Regular pikelets don’t have a lot going for them as they’re full of white flour, but my version is full of fibre, good fats, protein and antioxidants. Given them a try and let me know what you think.
1 cup wholemeal self raising flour
1 tspn baking powder
1/4 cup plain quick oats (you can make these by blending regular rolled oats for a few seconds)
2 tbspns LSA mix (ground linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds)
1 cup milk
olive or canola oil, for cooking
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) or 1 banana, sliced
Natural or Greek yoghurt, to serve
- Mix the self-raising flour, baking powder, oats and LSA in a medium bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk the egg and milk together.
- Gently mix the egg mix into the flour mix.
- Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add some oil to lightly coat the pan.
- Cook 1 tbspn of batter at a time plop some blueberries (or sliced banana) into each one as they cook.
- Flip once you see bubbles on the top bursting.
- Cook the other side for 2 minutes, then remove and place on a wire rack to cool. This will stop them steaming underneath and turning soggy.
- Serve with some yoghurt to dip.
- Keep any leftovers in the fridge for 3 days (2 days if you’re feeding under 2’s) or in the freeze, wrapped tightly, for up to 3 months. For lunchboxes, simply add the frozen pikelets to the lunchbox and they’ll be defrosted by morning tea time. To eat immediately, heat them in the briefly in the microwave or sandwich press.
SWEET TIP: If you have older kids who are used to sweeter snacks, add 1/2 a very ripe mashed banana or 1/2 grated red apple to the mix before cooking. This will sweeten it up without adding sugar.
Sarah Moore is a mum, and university qualified Registered Nutritionist. She has 10 years’ experience working with families to improve their health and wellbeing. Sarah has a simplistic and practical approach to family nutrition and wants you to know that activated unicorn berries are not the answer to your health and wellness. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram for more healthy tips and tricks.