These delicious little spelt pikelets are a regular healthy treat in our home. We have them warm for breakfast or dessert and cold for morning or afternoon teas. They are a great option for lunchboxes too. Just sandwich them together with honey or jam. Very versatile!
Small spelt pikelets waiting for delicious toppings.
This is the basic recipe I use to make them. I don't put any sugar in the mixture because the banana or nashi pear and toppings add sweetness.
1/2 cup unbleached white spelt flour
1/4 cup wholemeal spelt flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder (aluminium free)
1/2 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1 small mashed banana or 1 peeled and grated nashi pear
butter, for frying
1. Sift the spelt flours and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
2. Mix the milk and beaten egg together with the mashed banana or grated pear.
3. Make a well in the centre of the sifted flours.
4. Pour in the milk mixture.
5. Whisk lightly until batter is just combined.
6. Melt a small knob of butter in a medium sized frypan over medium heat.
7. Place small spoonfuls of batter into the frypan. (I use a soup spoon when I make them.)
8. Cook batter until surface of the pikelets bubbles then flip them over.
9. Cook other side until firm. Remove from pan and drain on absorbent paper.
Pikelets ready in the pan and apples slowly warming to top them with.
Pikelets ready to be served for a warm, healthy breakfast. Mmm...
You can top these little pikelets with all sorts of deliciousness...warm sliced apples with cinnamon or classic strawberry jam and cream are two of my family's favourites. What's your favourite topping?