Photo by Pamela Mackertich
I’d love to share a wholesome and delicious recipe out of my Supercharged Food for Kids book.
Pikelets work well for children as they are smaller than a traditional pancake and become a practical and fun finger food for them. They can also be used for dessert as well as breakfast or packed into a lunchbox for morning or afternoon tea.
I’ve used chia seeds in this recipe because they are a delicious super food, packed with Omega 3s and ridiculously high in antioxidants. They’re extremely versatile and easy to use too. Some great ways to include them in your child’s diet are by adding them to smoothies, sprinkling them on top of yoghurt or cereal, tossing them in your muffin mix or making these delicious pikelets.
Any time you can squeeze chia into your child’s diet, you’re boosting their nutritional profile. By including plain full fat yoghurt on top of these pikelets, you’ll be providing sustenance as well as essential protein, calcium, vitamin C, iron, potassium and Omega 3 essential fatty acids.
When mixed with water, chia seeds become gelatinous. In this form you can use them as an egg substitute in your baking recipes.
- 1 TBS chia seeds
- 1 1/2 cup self-raising gluten free flour
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 TBS coconut nectar or sweetener of your choice
- 2 TBS butter
- In a bowl place chia, flour, coconut milk, water, eggs and sweetener and mix.
- Heat a frying pan and melt some butter in the pan
- Pour in mixture and cook on medium heat until bubbles start to form
- Flip over using a spatula and cook until browned
- Continue until finished
I hope your whole family enjoys these pikelets. Top with yoghurt, berries or topping of your choice. You can find more recipes for kids here.