There's this theory that I have: that pikelets are the ultimate in kid food. If you're from the Northern Hemisphere you are probably wondering what raspberry porridge pikelets are- they are effectively mini pancakes.
They are the ultimate in kid food as they are: portable, edible by hand and quick and easy to make. These raspberry porridge pikelets have the added benefit of being packed with oats and yummy raspberries. And they have no added sugar.
Now, this is the point in the article that I tell you about my pikelet issues. I like them round. I don't really like them as splats. I prefer them to all be consistent sizes and consistent shapes. Why? Well, stackability is one reason...and prettiness is another,. I know, I'm slightly weird.
Ok I'm very weird, but that's ok. They are also easier to put into containers when they are consistent shapes and they are easier to freeze together.
To make them perfectly round I use egg rings, these silicone ones from Kmart to be exact! They help the pikelets to consistently rise and remain round.
We love pikelets, there are so many versions on the blog like these that are super easy to make. If you aren't already making pikelets, then you need to start! Here's a list of the pikelets on the blog to get you started, I'm sure there is one you will love!
- 5 ingredient pineapple
- orange and buttermilk
- wholemeal sultana
- raspberry ricotta
- dairy free
- or even baked ones
Pikelets are great for breakfast, but hey are also awesome as snacks and for a lunchbox treat. The fact that they freeze really well and don't take a lot of effort to make means you can double batch them and have some for the freezer. They are also great for feeding a crowd!
Eat your pikelets as they are or top with spreads of your choice and top with fruit! Either way they are delicious. I've popped quick oats into these ones to make them more filling and perfect for a grab and go breakfast.
Have them in the freezer ready to grab and these raspberry porridge pikelets will defrost in minutes on the bench or help them along with a 25 second burst in the microwave.
Raspberry porridge pikelets, no added sugar!
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 cup self raising flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup raspberries defrosted and mashed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
- coconut oil spray
- Mix the eggs, milk, oats, flour, baking powder, raspberries and vanilla paste into a large bowl until combined.
- Don't overmix as they will become tough.
- Preheat your frypan over medium heat and spray with coconut oil. Spray your egg rings if you are using them (read the post to find out why I do).
- Place tablespoons of the mixture into the egg rings or straight into the pan.
- Cook until bubbles appear, then flip (if you are using egg rings remove them before flipping).
- Continue cooking until golden.
- Remove and enjoy!