Why am I sharing this recipe with you when it is so similar to the previous version (and, what is more, I have three other pikelet recipes on my blog)?
In short, because I loved the outcome. I want to tell you about these so that if you have a pikelet (small fluffy pancake) craving, you can indulge with some inspiration from here if you so wish.
Telling you about the pikelets also gives me an opportunity to tell you about my weekend. I made these after running a 12km fun run yesterday morning, and I can say with some confidence that warm pikelets are one of the best ways to re-fuel after such an event.
Around running and pikelet eating, we also attended a party to celebrate a Great Uncle's 95th birthday, his wife's 92nd birthday, and their five year wedding anniversary. Five years ago, at their birthday celebrations in 2008, the couple in question surprised guests by turning their birthday party into an impromptu wedding. No one knew it was coming, not even their own children. I love that story. Five years later, they are very happily married and live a very full life for a couple aged 90 plus.
Finally, last night, we fulfilled our outstanding Christmas 'voucher' by babysitting our nieces and nephew while their parents went to the movies. They were perfectly behaved. So much so that they went to sleep promptly and left us wondering how to fill in the remaining time until their parents returned! It's been a while since I have babysat - always bring a book.
In all, it was a busy weekend but a highly satisfying one too. These pikelets were a perfect accompaniment.
Makes 12 small - medium pikelets
Vegan and low fat
Slightly adapted from my strawberry, oat and quinoa pikelets
(which don't have hemp seeds and do have oats)
1/2 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup quinoa flakes
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 cup milk (I used almond)
1 small apple, peeled and diced
1/3 cup strawberries, chopped
Oil spray for pan
Combine the flour, quinoa flakes, bicarbonate soda and hemp seeds in a large mixing bowl.
Add the milk, apple and strawberries to the dry mixture and mix through.
Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat and drop heaped spoonfuls of mixture onto the pan. I did 3 pikelets at a time. Cook until bubbles start to appear (~1 minute) and then flip and repeat, so both sides are browned. Repeat for the other pikelets.
What did your weekend involve?
And do you find yourself re-posting similar recipes over time?