Banana Pikelets

by The Heart Foundation ( Health & Wellbeing Resource & Partner )

A yummy  treat for the whole family.

Makes: 12

Preparation time: 10–12 minutes

Cooking time: 12–15 minutes


  • 1 egg
1 banana
½ cup brown sugar
¾ cup reduced fat milk
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
1¼ cups wholemeal self-raising flour
1 teaspoon margarine spread or lower saturated fat dairy spread


1. Break the egg into a cup or small bowl and whisk using a fork.

2. Peel the banana and place in a mixing bowl. Mash using a fork.

3. Add the sugar, egg, milk and vanilla essence to the mashed banana.

4. Stir in the flour, then allow to sit for a few minutes, so the flour absorbs some of the milk and the mixture thickens slightly.

5. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the margarine spread or lower saturated fat dairy spread, and cook the mixture in ¼ cupfuls (you will need to cook them in batches).

6. After about 1½ minutes, when bubbles appear on the uncooked surface, turn the pikelets over and cook the other side for a further 2 minutes.

7. Put the cooked pikelets on a clean dry tea towel until ready to use.

8. If not using them at once, cover with a tea towel so the pikelets don’t dry out.

Note: To make plain pikelets, leave out the banana; replace the brown sugar with 1 ½ tablespoons of caster sugar and use 1 cup of reduced fat milk.

Recipe supplied by permission from the Heart Foundation as published on the Heart Foundation 'Healthy Eating Recipes' section at

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