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Healthy Pikelets or Pancakes

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Healthy Pikelets, never heard of a pikelet?  They’re just small pancakes I suppose.  My grandson loves them cause he can have a stack of them instead of just one big one.

I came up with this new recipe for pikelets because when my grandson has a sleepover, he often asks for pancakes. I’m trying to be a good Nana, so I’ve included a little more nourishment in this healthy pikelet recipe.

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You know I love food, I’m a chef right!  Just because I’m a chef, it doesn’t mean that all the jobs I do in the kitchen take time and loads of technique.  In fact, mostly I like to make quick, amazingly tasty food.  After all, if they eat it and they love it, I’ve my job is done!

Learning new techniques is important when you’re learning to cook, as they are the building blocks that make you confident in the kitchen and ultimately lead to doing your own thing (which is good).  So these pikelets are a basic recipe technique with adjustments made for the additions. I’ve added oats and sultanas and increased the liquid a little because of them.  You can also make a batch of healthy pikelets, and freeze them. Great for kids snacks or a quick breakfast on the run.


I recently started making overnight oats. I’m not a big fan of breakfast, but being able to grab a jar of pre-soaked oats in milk and dishing out a couple of tablespoons into a bowl with some berries is a great option for me. This weekend I decided to make the Grandkids a new recipe, of healthy pancakes using these soaked oat. Instead of adding 20g of rolled oats, I added 80g of the overnight oats (presoaked). They were a huge hit.

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Healthy Pikelets

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Pikelets are like tiny pancakes. They are easy and delicious, and made with a Thermomix.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Course Breakfast, Lunch Box Treat, Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 6
Method Thermomix


  • 1 Thermomix


  • 250 g milk
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 220 g plain flour
  • 20 g baking powder
  • 20 g rolled oats
  • 25 g sultanas or currants
  • 30 g raw sugar


  • Weigh the milk, egg and vanilla in the Thermomix bowl set to 5 seconds / speed 4
  • Add the remainder of ingredients and set on reverse speed 5 seconds/speed 4
  • Pour pikelets straight out of the Thermomix into a heated buttered fry pan.
  • If you make them really tiny, you can eat lots hehe hee.


The yield will depend on the size you make them.   If you leave the batter too long, you’ll find you may need to add a little more liquid.
We often make these for breakfast as pancakes when our grandson comes over.  There is plenty for the three of us. 

A Nana’s afternoon tea with added goodness.  The kids will love these plain ones too, just remove the additions and use a little less milk.

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    1. Sure thing. Just wrap them well before freezing. If you wanted to use them in small batches freeze them in small batches then add them together in one container or bag. That way you can pull them out a few at a time.

  1. 5 stars
    We had these for breakfast this morning. It’s so nice to just spread a little butter and the kids to be happy. No more wasting of maple syrup.

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