These 4 ingredient pineapple pikelets are the perfect snack! For breakfast, afternoon tea, lunch, or a snack, these pineapple pikelets work so well. Kids love them, they are easy to make and they only use 4 simple ingredients. Get a batch made in only 10 minutes. Great for baby led weaning or bulk cooking to keep in the freezer. You are literally just four ingredients away from a delicious morning tea!
Why you're going to love this recipe
This recipe is a family favourite! Here's why you're going to love this recipe:
- they are easy to make- so quick and simple, you can get a batch made in under 10 minutes
- no kitchen tools required
- 4 simple ingredients
- refined sugar free
- easy to freeze
- fun healthier snack
- cheap ingredients
- simple batter
What goes into the recipe
- pineapple chunks- easier than crushed (easier to fully drain!), you can also use pineapple slices if you chop them up
- self raising flour- this is flour with a raising agent (baking powder) already in it. You can swap for plain flour and 2 tsps of baking powder per cup of flour.
- eggs- free range are best!
- milk- use whatever milk your family enjoys, dairy or alternative
- oil for the pan- your choice. I like coconut oil, you can use butter, olive oil, whatever works best for you. You can also use a little canola oil spray if that's what you like.
How to make this recipe
- First drain and mash the pineapple, over a separate bowl or large jug. Keep the juice to drink, or discard it!
- Drain it again. You want all the juice out! Move to a mixing bowl.
- Add the milk to the mixing bowl.
- Add the self raising flour to the mixing bowl, give it a good stir.
- Mix well, or use a whisk until a smooth batter forms.
- Add oil to the pan and melt over medium heat. Drop tablespoons of mixture into the non-stick pan.
- Cook until they bubble 1-2 mins, then flip.
- Cook until golden on the other side.
Expert Tips and FAQS
Pikelets are smaller and fluffier than pancakes and are a part of growing up in Australia. Like pancakes, they are easy to make, easy to eat and super versatile.There are so many types of pancakes, but these are definitely the cutest and they taste amazing!
They will keep for 3 days in the fridge.
Yes! To freeze them, spread out flat on a tray and when solid transfer to a container.
There are loads of different pikelets on the blog. Raspberry Ricotta Pikelets, Banana Pikelets, Wholesome breakfast pikelets, Wholemeal sultana pikelets, no added sugar and even dairy free pikelets Wholemeal dairy free pikelets.
Yes, you can, but be sure to cut it into small enough chunks.
They are fantastic just as they are, or with a smear of butter, topped with ricotta and pineapple, strawberries, mango, maple syrup, however you prefer your pancakes. They are also delicious with yogurt mixed with a dash of honey and cinnamon. Turn them into a dessert with vanilla ice cream!
They can also be made as larger pancakes if you prefer.
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4 Ingredient Pineapple Pikelets Recipe
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup crushed pineapple juice drained
- Mix the ingredients together in a jug.
- Heat a frypan over medium heat.
- Grease the frypan with coconut oil, butter or leave it if it's a nonstick pan.
- Spoon tablespoonfuls of the mix into the frypan.
- Cook until it bubbles, then flip and cook until golden.
- Freeze well.
This post was first published in May 2017, and has been fully redone on 18/09/2022.