A yummy treat for the whole family.
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 www.heartfoundation.org.au.