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A stack of pikelets on a white plate.


Pikelets may be mini sized but their sweet taste and fluffy texture makes them a hands-down winner over pancakes any day! Ready in just 15 minutes, these bite-sized treats are perfect for breakfast, lunch boxes or an afternoon tea treat. Serve with jam and whipped cream for the ultimate Australian taste!
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Australian recipe
Keyword: pikelets
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16 serves
Calories: 53kcal


  • Stove-top


  • 150 g (1 cup) self-raising flour
  • 30 g (2 tbs) caster sugar
  • 185 ml (¾ cup) milk full cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or essence
  • 1 egg
  • melted butter for cooking


  • Sift the self-raising flour into a mixing bowl. Add the caster sugar and mix to combine. Make a ‘well’ or groove in the middle of the dry mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, vanilla extract and milk.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the ‘well’ of the dry ingredients. Whisk all of the ingredients together until the batter is free from lumps.
  • Place 2 teaspoons of butter in a frying pan or skillet. Melt over medium heat.
    Place a small amount of pikelet batter (approx 2 tablespoons) slowly into the frying pan. Repeat until you have 3-4 pikelets in the pan.
    Continue to cook until small bubbles appear on the surface. Carefully flip them over and cook on the other side. They will take around 2-3 minutes in total to cook.
    Repeat with the remaining batter.



Serving suggestions:
  • jam and whipped cream (the CLASSIC!)
  • lemon curd
  • butter
  • honey
  • Nutella
  • maple syrup
  • lemon juice and sugar
  • whipped cream and fresh berries
Use a medium heat - Ensure your frying pan isn’t too hot before adding the batter. If you think the pikelets are browning too quickly, turn down the heat. 
Storing - pikelets can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Freezing - Leftover pikelets can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. 


Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg