Use up the crumbs at the bottom of the Weetbix box in these healthy Apple Weetbix Pikelets. Great for kid’s lunchboxes or as a healthy snack.
Is collecting Weetbix crumbs too frugal?
I feel it kills two birds: it reduces food waste and I don’t need to crush Weetbix when baking with them. Although sometimes crushing stuff can be cathartic.
(Another favourite Weetbix recipe is this Weetbix and Date Loaf.)
What are pikelets?
They are basically mini pancakes. Pikelets are often sweetened whereas pancakes are usually not (although some people sweeten pancakes so…) Pikelets are often made with a thicker batter than pancakes as well, giving them more texture than pancakes. Pancakes are generally fluffier.
These pikelets are not sweet like other pikelet recipes. We’re trying to keep sugar down to a minimum, so these pikelets only contain the sugar that’s already in the Weetbix, which isn’t much.
There are hints of sweetness from the apple though and the subtle cinnamon flavour. If you like sweeter, just add sugar to taste or maybe throw in some sultanas.
These pikelets keep for a few days in an airtight container. On the bench is fine if your climate is cool and dry. Here in our hot and humid Queensland summer, we can practically watch mould grow, so everything goes in the fridge for us during the summer months.
Serve plain, or spread with jam or peanut butter or honey for a pikelet sandwich treat.
If you’re looking for an afternoon snack, these a delicious served with a dollop of yoghurt and a drizzle of honey.
- 1 cup wholemeal flour
- 1 1/2 cups crushed weetbix
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp. melted butter
- 1 1/2 cups of milk (more if needed)
- 2 apples, finely chopped
- Mix dry ingredients
- Mix in wet ingredients
- Heat pan over medium heat. Melt a little butter in the pan and dollop tablespoon of mixture into the pan, being careful not to crowd.
- Turn when brown on the bottom and brown on the other side.
- Serve with your favourite toppings.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g
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Melissa Goodwin has been writing about frugal living for 10+ year but has been saving her pennies since she first got pocket money. Prior to writing about frugal living, Melissa worked as an accountant. As well as a diploma of accounting, Melissa has an honours degree in humanities including writing and research and she studied to be a teacher and loves sharing the things that she has learned and helping others to achieve their goals. She has been preparing all her life to write about frugal living skills.