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These Fluffy Vanilla Pikelets are just that. Fluffy, taste of vanilla and pikelets!

Pikelets and pancakes are very popular in our house. the boys love them. What I love about them is they are so easy  to make, make plenty and can be frozen for the lunchbox.

These are so soft and fluffy and have a delicious hint of vanilla in them. I use Chef’s Choice Alcohol Free Vanilla Extract in these and it gives them a beautiful vanilla flavour. You can of course use vanilla of your choice.

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These can be made very quickly using a bowl and spoon. Follow the same instructions as the below recipe card however instead of using a processor simply mix with a wooden spoon.



Fluffy Vanilla Pikelets

  • Author: The road to loving my Thermo Mixer
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 20 1x


  • 280g self raising flour
  • 60g sugar
  • 250mls milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • Β½ teaspoon of finely ground salt
  • 45g melted butter


  1. Place all ingredients into bowl except the butter.
  2. Blitz on speed 6 for 20-30 seconds or until lump free.
  3. Add more milk if it appears too thick.
  4. Add melted butter and blitz on speed 6 until just combined.
  5. Place 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.
  6. Once bubbles appear on the pikelet, flip over and cook for 30 seconds or until cooked through.


  • These can be frozen.


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  1. Tuscany Attard August 17, 2014 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    My son’s comment (with my consensus): “These are the best pikelets ever!” Thanks, Peta, these are delicious – so flight and fluffy. The vanilla makes them amazing. Warning: the raw batter is a bit addictive πŸ™‚

  2. Cherrie August 17, 2014 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Yum!!! Best pikelets I’ve ever tasted! I may or may not of added choc chips to half the batter (and then eaten one warm).

  3. Alison August 17, 2014 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    These look amazing and are on my cooking list for this week. Thanks Peta!

  4. Lisa August 18, 2014 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Perfect! These are so easy and delicious. Best pikelet recipe.. Thank you πŸ™‚

  5. Kloe August 18, 2014 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    Made these today πŸ™‚ they turned out great. The kids ate 3 each before I could even finish making them. Will be making them again for sure. Thanks for sharing Peta.

  6. Rachel August 19, 2014 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    Amazing pikelets!! Thanks again for your great recipes!

  7. Erin August 24, 2014 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Yummy! Even though I just realised I forgot the eggs, the extra milk I put in worked lol. Oops. But really yummy and husband approved. πŸ™‚

  8. Elissa August 24, 2014 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    These were awesome, Peta! Thank you so much, the kids have been snacking on them all day.

  9. Tara sanders August 26, 2014 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Yep these are amazing! Best fluffiness pikelets ever! I used buttermilk instead of normal milk as I was originally making the orange and poppyseed ones, but my oranges were a bit old! Lol glad I made these!

  10. Bethany August 30, 2014 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    OMG! These are totally AMAZING! And this is coming from someone who generally cannot make pikelets or pancakes (I’m not sure why… they just always fail lol). These turned out absolutely perfect. I even made a batch that are gluten free and dairy free (using white wings GF SR Flour, Almond milk and Nuttelex) so my little ones friends that have allergies/intolerances could enjoy them too. They were STILL amazing! Thank you for the great recipe πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  11. Alicia October 7, 2014 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    My pikelets never turn out (don’t ask my why) but these were AMAZING!! Thank you Peta, you are a genius. I cannot recommend these highly enough. So yummy!!

  12. Erin October 12, 2014 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Made again this morning, put the eggs in this time, soooo awesome. Lovely and light and fluffy and yum. Thanks again Peta πŸ™‚

  13. Susan October 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    These are amazing. Kids devour them.

  14. Sonn October 19, 2014 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Deliciousness!!! Made these for breakfast yesterday and sooooo fluffy!!
    We also had them for afternoon tea with jam and cream … And actually I think there are still 2 left … They may get eaten with a nice cup of tea!

  15. Jayde October 19, 2014 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    These are amazing!! My boys (hubby included!!) loved them!! Thanks for another fab recipe!!

  16. Bianca October 20, 2014 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Yummy! Cooked them up for a special breakfast treat and there’s plenty leftover!

  17. Sam October 20, 2014 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    I love these pikelets they are made twice a week at least and are our go to for play dates and school functions. Thanks Peta πŸ™‚

  18. Michelle October 22, 2014 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Absolutely delicious ! Only got Thermie four days ago and this is loved by the kids πŸ™‚

  19. Holly October 22, 2014 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    These are so yummy, my daughter take a some to day care and my 6 month old gobbles them up!!!

  20. Kim December 13, 2014 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    These are by far the best pancakes I have ever made! And they were so filling. All 6 family members absolutely loved them. Thank so much πŸ™‚

  21. Karen Edwards December 13, 2014 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Peta you have out done yourself another fantastic dish, thank you.

  22. Christine February 16, 2015 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Just found this pikelets this morning and just finished cooking them, having them tomorrow for Pancake Tuesday, so tasty and light ,thanks yum

  23. Toni-Maree Menzies March 1, 2015 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Another fabulous recipe Peta. Made 7 batches of these to feed 75 people at army cadets weekend before last. They went down like a treat. So easy to make but easier to eat. Thank you.

  24. Brooke April 8, 2015 at 5:39 am - Reply

    These are so yummy i have made them over and over again my children can even make them, I did not put any vanilla in them as i am not that fond of it but they still tasted amazing thanks peta

  25. Wendy May 5, 2015 at 6:34 am - Reply

    Loved these…have never had pikelets turn out so light and fluffy! Yum!

  26. Karen Edwards March 21, 2016 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Love these thank you so much i have never been able to make pancakes now hubby is impressed and miss 3.5 year old eats then yay. Another winner thank you

  27. Vanessa April 2, 2016 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Thank you, these are our new Saturday morning tradition. Delicious, light and fluffy.

  28. Andrea Ellery April 17, 2016 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    Best pikelets ever. So light and fluffy. Thanks for recipe.

  29. Pip May 28, 2016 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Fantastic pikelets – just like the bought ones (only better!!!)

  30. Bree February 13, 2018 at 9:08 am - Reply

    A really great recipe; always work and freeze beautifully for lunches

  31. Kiki January 30, 2021 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    These are the best pancakes ever!! Better than β€˜pancakes on the rocks’.

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