One of our weekend rituals is to make a batch of pancakes or pikelets for breakfast. And since coming up with these apple pikelets a couple of months ago, they have quickly become one of our favourites. My kids absolutely LOVE these, and because they are quite small, they love that they can have a ‘tower’ of them stacked on their plates.
This is a really simple recipe to put together. I will often make the mixture when I first get up (usually at 5am thanks to little bub!), and the mixture is then ready to cook once the rest of the house is up for the day. We like to enjoy these with a smear of raspberry jam and apple wedges on the side. They are also delicious when drizzled with maple syrup or simply eaten on their own.
Along with being a great breakfast alternative, these are also a perfect snack – especially for school lunchboxes. Pikelets can be stored in the fridge for a few days in an airtight container and, best of all, they are also freezer-friendly.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
- 1 1/4 cups (185g) self-raising flour
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 200ml milk
- 1 egg
- 60g butter, melted, cooled, plus 50g extra to grease pan
- 2 red apples, grated
- Sift the self-raising flour into a large bowl and stir through the caster sugar and salt.
- In a jug, add the milk, egg and cooled melted butter, and whisk to combine.
- Pour the liquid ingredients into the bowl with the flour and whisk to combine.
- Add the grated apple and stir through.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat and add 1 tbsp extra butter.
- Place dessert-spoon sized amounts of the mixture into the frying pan and cook for 1-2 minutes or until bubbles begin to appear on the surface of the pikelets, before carefully flipping over and cooking for a further minute.
- Transfer the cooked apple pikelets onto a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
- Repeat (adding a little extra butter as needed) until you have used all of the mixture.
- Serve apple pikelets with your favourite toppings.
• You can store these apple pikelets in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. They can also be frozen.
• You can omit sugar completely if you wish, as the grated apples give these pikelets a lot of sweetness.
• Apples can be left unpeeled or peeled, depending on preference.
Lauren is the creator of the blog Create Bake Make where she shares simple delicious and most importantly easy recipes that the kids can help make and the entire family will enjoy. A keen home baker, Lauren is also a mum to three boys, so when she isn't breaking up arguments over toy trucks, you will find her in the kitchen baking up a storm! In her rare quiet moments, you will find her curled up with a book or the latest magazine, enjoying a hot coffee or indulging in her slight online shopping addiction.