My little ones love pikelets. They are so simple to make and they are so versatile, in terms of – where you can take them (perfect for packing in a lunchbox for the park or the pool or a playdate) and what flavours you can add into them. The standard pikelet might not be the most nutritiously rich part of your child’s diet, but it could be if you pump it up with a little help from Rafferty’s Garden.
One of the boy’s favourite Rafferty’s Garden flavours would have to be the Spinach, Apple, Broccoli, Pea and so I thought that I would use that to pump up our pikelet recipe.
The sweetness from the apple also means that you don’t need to add sugar into these pikelets – making them awesome for those of you who are following ‘baby led weaning’ or trying to reduce your child’s sugar consumption in general.
I also like to add a little green food colouring to the pikelets to make them ‘REALLY GREEN’ – which appeals to my boys. But if you have a fussy eater who prefers a plain pikelet, you could leave out the food colouring and they might not even notice the extra fruit and veggies hidden in their pikelet.
RECIPE: GREEN PIKELETS
- 120g spinanch, apple, broccoli, pea smooth baby food
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of wholemeal flour
- 1/2 cup of quick oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp of vanilla bean paste
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 3 drops of green food colouring
- 2 tbsp of your preferred fat/oil
Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and combine.
Heat a pan with a small amount of your preferred fat/oil (butter, rice bran oil, coconut oil etc).
Drop in spoonfuls of batter and cooking until small bubbles pop on the surface, flip over and cook until golden.
Whisk together your wet ingredients – Raffety’s Garden smooth baby food, egg, vanilla, milk and green food colouring.
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