Banana pikelets (mini pancakes!)

banana pikeletsA quick snack to whip up with kids who love making pancakes!

These tasty little guys can be delicious and filling for hungry little tummies.

Also good for using up a banana that is looking a little too ripe.

Traditionally pancakes can lack fibre, although you can add back fibre by using wholemeal flour and adding oats.

  • Makes: about 24
  • Cook time: 10 to 20 minutes
  • Pan size: large fry pan on medium heat

Ingredients:
1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour (if you only have plain flour add 2 teaspoons of baking powder to make self-raising)
1 mashed banana
1 tablespoon The Sugar Breakup Dextrose
½ cup quick cook oats
1 egg
1 cup milk
Butter for greasing pan

How To: (tip: get the kids to do the mashing and mixing)

  1. In a mixing bowl mash the banana then add egg and milk, stir to combine.
  2. Add flour, oats and The Sugar Breakup Dextrose to banana mix and whisk until combined and mostly lump free.

How To: (tip: here’s where the adults take over)

  1. Heat fry pan on medium heat. Add a small amount of butter (¼ to ½ a teaspoon) to melt in pan and move the pan around to spread the melted butter.
  2. Using a tablespoon place spoonfuls of the batter around the pan. Watch the batter, small air bubbles should start to appear on top, as the bubbles start to pop flip the pancakes over.
  3. Cook on both sides until brown and cooked through.
  4. Repeat in batches until all the batter is finished.

Handy Hint:
Want to give your pikelets an extra boost? How about adding a ¼ cup of crushed walnuts or a couple of tablespoons of pepitas?

Help! My pikelets are burning!
Means your pan is too hot.

A good way to tell if your pan is too hot is when you add the butter. If the pan smokes and you can smell the butter burning it means the pan is too hot.

Remove the pan from the heat, remove the burnt butter (either by draining the pan or wiping it down with some kitchen towel but be careful not to burn yourself!), allow the pan to cool slightly and turn the heat down.

Once the pan has cooled down add the butter again, if it bubbles gently and spreads easily then you are ready to go.

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