Dairy-free Muesli Pikelets by Joanne Turner

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approx 18


  • 1 cup juice from tinned peaches (use an 825 g can peaches in natural juice with no added sugar)
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup wholemeal flour
  • ½ cup self-raising flour
  • ½ cup diced tinned peaches
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 100% fruit spread, to serve (optional)


    1. Place the juice and oats in a large wide-bottomed measuring jug. Allow to sit for
    2. 5–20 minutes depending on the time available, or this can even soak overnight. Whisk in the egg, sifted flours, diced peaches and dried cranberries if using. Stir well.
    3. Brush half the oil over a non-stick pan over medium heat. Pour or spoon tablespoons of batter into the pan. Make sure the pikelets don’t touch each other and you have enough room to use the spatula to flip each pikelet. When bubbles appear on the top of the pikelet, flip and cook until golden on the other side. Place cooked pikelets on a plate with kitcen paper.
    4. Repeat until all the mixture has been used, adding extra oil to the pan about half way through if the pikelets are starting to stick to the bottom of the pan. Layer cooked pikelets on a plate with kitchen absorbent paper between each layer.
    5. Serve hot or cold, on their own or with optional spread of choice.

Health tip: Cranberries are believed to help prevent urinary tract infections which can be common with nappy wearing.

Dried fruit often contains sulphur dioxide as an antioxidant. Although harmless to most children, some children are sensitive to sulphites and can experience a range of side effects such as increased asthma and eczema.

Cook’s tip: The juice can be replaced with your milk of choice for increased protein and less sugar, or serve with a cup of milk on the side for children 12 months or over. If there is not enough juice in the can to make up the 1 cup, top up with water.

Oil can be replaced with butter or margarine if dairy-free is not required.

An electric Dutch pancake maker can be used to cook the pikelets and will create consistent shapes.


Nutritional Analysis

Per serve (3 pikelets): energy 597 kJ, protein 4.1 g, fat 2 g, saturated fat 0.4 g, cholesterol 22.7 mg, carbohydrate 25.6 g, fibre 2.6 g, sodium 97.1 mg, GI medium

Baby & ToddlerRecipe taken from Baby & Toddler by Joanne Turner.

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