These Wholemeal Apple and Cinnamon Pikelets are our new favourite morning tea snack!
Now that we’re well into the school year, I’ve been looking for some more snacks I can make to add to his lunchbox. Pikelets are one of our favourite snacks, so I decided to have a play around with our favourite Pikelet recipe to make it a little more lunchbox friendly.
By simply substituting the plain flour with wholemeal self raising flour and leaving out the caster sugar (you can add it if you prefer a little extra sweetness, a good idea if you like to eat these plain), these pikelets become a fairly healthy snack option for the kids.
This recipe makes around 24 pikelets (depending on the size you make them of course) and they can also be made ahead of time and frozen to help make those crazy school mornings (which we always seem to have!) just that little bit easier!
We love these pikelets served with strawberry jam (both hot or cold) or warm with some extra butter on top – yum!
Wholemeal Apple and Cinnamon Pikelets
- 100 g of grated apples approximately 2 medium sized apples
- 150 g 1 cup of wholemeal self raising flour
- 60 g of melted butter
- 1 tablespoon of caster sugar
- 185 ml of milk
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- Butter to grease the frying pan
- In a large bowl add the wholemeal self raising flour, caster sugar, cinnamon and grated apples and stir to combine.
- In a jug, add the milk, egg and cooled melted butter and combine well with a small whisk.
- Pour the liquid ingredients into the bowl with the flour and use a whisk to combine all of the ingredients.
- Place a non stick frying pan on the stove over a medium high heat and add a little butter.
- Place table spoon sized amounts of the wholemeal apple and cinnamon pikelet mixture into the frying pan and cook for 1-2 minutes before carefully flipping over and cooking for a further minute.
- Transfer the cooked Apple and Cinnamon Pikelets to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
- Repeat (adding a little extra butter as needed) until you have used all of the mixture.
- Serve the pikelets either warm or cold with your favourite topping or keep in the fridge/freezer until required.
You can also choose to leave out the caster sugar if you prefer.
Thermomix Wholemeal Apple and Cinnamon Pikelets Instructions
- Grate the apples by hand or by removing the core and placing into your Thermomix bowl for 3 seconds on speed 5. Transfer to a separate bowl.
- Without washing the bowl, add the butter and cook for 2 minutes, 70 degrees, speed 2 or until melted.
- Add the wholemeal self raising flour, caster sugar, milk, grated apples, egg and cinnamon into your Thermomix bowl and mix for 10 seconds on speed 5 to combine.
- Heat your frying pan over a medium heat and all a little bit of butter. Place six tablespoons of the pikelet mixture (or however many will fit into your frying pan) and cook for approximately 2 minutes or until bubbles begin to appear on the surface.
- Carefully flip over the picket and cook for a further 1 minute on the other side before transferring to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
- Continue until you have used all of the apple and cinnamon pikelet mixture.
Yumm! Made these for my 10 month old…but hubby and I ate most of them! Love that they freeze well so we have morning tea snacks ready! Thanks!
That’s so wonderful, thank you for letting me know x
Can i change the flour to plain flour. If so how much and self raising or plain. Thanks
Hi, you can switch between the two, just use the same amount of flour and add a tsp of baking powder if using plain flour.
What kind of apples do you use and do you grate the skin with the flesh?
Hi Janet. I use any type of apples (have used red and green) depending on what we have and I usually keep the flesh on to grate, however you can peel the apples first if you prefer.