The first day of the new year is a good enough reason to treat ourselves to a special breakfast and this year pancakes loaded with fresh seasonal fruit were calling out to welcome 2017, particularly when it’s 30c at 8am here in Brisbane.
Grabbing the nearest reference to hand for a guide, these pikelets (thick pancakes) were inspired by a recent book purchase of the One Handed Cook. The book is filled with recipes that are nutritious and approachable for little people and it has sparked some great meals and brought back some long forgotten favourites. In this case left to fend with what I could find in the pantry and fridge, this is my version of their raspberry pikelets.
The end result is a think substantive pikelet that has a contradictory light texture thanks to the amount of baking powder used to balance out the nut meal. The little bursts of fresh blueberries in amongst the only slightly sweet dough means that there is a freshness about these that is perfect for a warm summers breakfast. Adding slices of nectarine made for a treat, but I think these would be equally great with some natural yoghurt, or lush with a citrus cream cheese.
Once cold the pikelets keep their texture rather than going limp like some pancake recipes which means they should be great as snack for later on today or as a repeat for tomorrow’s breakfast.
Happy New Year!
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1/2 cup wholemeal flour
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 75g fresh blueberries
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Pinch salt
Combine the flours, nut meal, lemon zest, salt and almond meal in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl or jug, beat the eggs into the milk and honey.
Add the blueberries to the flour mix and then pour in the liquid mixture storing to avoid lumps.
Heat a pan over a medium heat and grease with butter.
Spoon the mixture onto the pan. Turn when the pikelets bubble on top and start to set. Cook until golden and serve immediately.
Serve with fresh fruit such as nectarines and a drizzle of honey, or serve cold with a smear of butter.
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