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My kiddies love pancakes and pikelets.

We have them every now and again for breakfast or morning/afternoon tea but what I really love these for are the lunchboxes. I make up a big batch every few weeks and freeze. I freeze individually or I sandwich two together with a little honey or jam and then pop into the freezer. They thaw well by morning tea time.

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If you do not have a tmx or similar and want to make these, simply combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and combine with a wooden spoon.

Orange and Poppyseed Pikelets
Yields 30
A twist on traditional pikelets.
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. 340g self raising flour
  2. 50g sugar
  3. 400mls buttermilk or milk of choice, see note below
  4. 20g butter, melted
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  7. Juice and zest of two oranges
  1. Place everything into bowl.
  2. Blitz on speed 4 for 10 seconds. Stop at the 5 second mark to scrape down the sides.
  3. Pour small spoonfuls of the batter into a frying pan on medium heat. I do three at a time. I use a tiny bit of butter to grease my pan.
  4. Once bubbles appear on the pikelet, flip over and cook for 30 seconds.
  1. Store in an airtight container for two days or freeze.
  2. If your oranges are large and juicy reduce the milk to 350g.
  3. If your batter is too thick to work with thin with some milk.
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By |2017-06-12T11:21:50+00:00June 29th, 2014|Categories: Lunchbox, Sweets|2 Comments

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Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.


  1. Tracy Bishop July 9, 2014 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    These are quite simply the best pikelets I have ever made. My family love them. Thank you .

  2. Donnza August 18, 2014 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Made these this morning ready for the school lunches this week! I may have just eaten a few myself (making sure they wouldn’t kill the kids of course lol) – they are delicious!
    I put all ingredients in and blitzed on speed 10 for 10 secs in the Thermomix (because i used a peeler for the zest and I wanted fine zest in the pikelets)! Worked a treat!

    PS instruction number 2 about blitzing needs some editing! 🙂

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