When you have a fussy toddler, you need a fallback recipe, something that’s quick, easy and sure to please when all else fails.
These delicious apple cinnamon pikelets come from a Jamie Oliver pancake recipe that I have adapted to better suit little hands and taste buds. The thing that makes this recipe a winner is that it seems like a sweet treat, but it’s actually quite nutritionally balanced (in my uneducated opinion).
To feed two fussy little people, you’ll need:
1/2 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup milk
1 small apple or pear, grated
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. The batter should be quite thick, so if you use a particularly juicy pear or apple add a bit more flour.
Heat a little butter in a pan on medium heat. Spoon in smallish dollops of batter and spread them out a bit using the back of the spoon. When small bubbles are forming all over the surface of the batter and the middle has begun to set, flip the pikelets over and continue to cook until both sides are golden brown around the edges.
The pikelets are naturally sweet and delicious on they’re own but you can add a little topping if you like – honey, jam, a bit of butter – or do as Jamie does and serve with some natural yogurt.
Whether you serve them for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea, these pikelets are sure to please any discerning little food critic.