These easy jam-filled pikelets are perfect for a sweet lunchbox treat and they are pretty simple to do. Pikelets are very similar to pancakes, but the batter differs a little making them more thick. Why not take the opportunity to have the kids help you out with this one?

Jam-filled pikelets


  • 1/2 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup self-raising wholemeal flour
  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam


  • Place flours and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Make a hole in the centre. Whisk milk and egg together in a jug. Add to hole. Stir until smooth.
  • Lightly spray a medium non-stick frying pan with oil. Heat over medium heat. Carefully wipe any excess oil from pan.
  • Spoon 2 level teaspoons of batter into pan. Drop ¼ teaspoon jam onto centre of pikelet. Top with 1 level teaspoon batter, spreading a little to cover jam. Repeat to make 5 more pikelets.
  • Cook for 2 minutes or until small bubbles start to form on surface. Carefully turn over. Cook for a further 30 seconds to 1 minute or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Repeat with remaining batter and jam to make 20 pikelets. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days (see notes).