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Apple Oat Pikelets with Berries and Yoghurt

Delicious chunky, wholesome pikelets with the goodness of apple and oats – yum!

I can’t believe people will buy pre-cooked pikelets or pancake shaking mixes when they are so easy (and cheap) to make from scratch.

These pikelets made a fabulous Sunday afternoon snack with a lovely cup of tea, but would also go well for breakfast.  They are quite filling and feel very decadent, without supplying a ton of calories 🙂

The mix was really quick and easy to make and only dirtied 2 bowls, which was great as I hate doing the washing up!  I topped them with a store-bought 100% fruit blackcurrant jam and natural yoghurt but lemon butter or honey would also be good toppings.

Apple Oat Pikelets topped with berries and yoghurt

Makes 12 pikelets

1 large apple, grated

3/4 cup self raising flour (I used 1/2 wholemeal, 1/2 white to help increase fibre and lower the G.I.)

1/2 cup whole rolled oats

2 Tbspn brown sugar

3 teaspoons of olive oil

1 egg

1/2 cup low fat plain yoghurt

1/4 cup low fat milk

A small amount of oil, extra (around 1 teaspoon) to cook pikelets

100% fruit jam or fresh/frozen berries to serve

Natural yoghurt to serve

Method

Place grated apple, flour, oats and sugar in medium sized bowl.

In a smaller bowl, whisk egg and add oil, yoghurt and milk.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and fold through until fully combined.

Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and brush with a tiny amount of oil. Spoon heaped tablespoons of mix into pan and cook for around 2 minutes.  Using a spatula, turn the pikelets over and cook for approximately 2 more minutes on the other side.

Remove from pan and keep warm on a tray placed in a warm oven while cooking the rest of the mix.

Top with either fresh berries, cooked berries or 100% fruit jam and natural yoghurt to serve.

Makes 12 pikelets

Plain pikelets have 86 calories each

Seved with 1 heaped teaspoon of 100% fruit jam and 1 tablespoon of yoghurt each = 104 calories each

Plain pikelets can be frozen for up to 1 month.  Reheat in oven or microwave or you could even try toasting them!

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Mini Raspberry Jam Tarts

Who can resist a jam tart, especially a homemade one? Not me!

This recipe originally came from the Women’s Weekly Recipe site.  Women’s Weekly recipes are fabulous as they always work.  Regardless of this however, I couldn’t help myself and had to put my own slant on it.  I added a small amount of custard powder and mixed frozen raspberries in with the jam.  They aren’t one of my healthier snacks, however they are truly delicious.

Mini Raspberry Jam Tarts

Makes approx 18 little tarts

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • ¼ cup custard powder
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • ½ cup raspberry jam, approximately
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease 2 x 12-hole mini muffin pans.

Mix together jam and raspberries and set aside.

Process the butter, vanilla, icing sugar, custard powder and flour until mixture comes together.

Roll level tablespoons of mixture (approx 20g each) into balls and place into pan holes. Make an indent with your thumb or the end of a wooden spoon.

Spoon one level teaspoon of jam into each tart. Bake for about 20 minutes or until browned.

Cool tarts in pans before transferring onto wire racks to cool.

When cooled, top with remaining jam (mound it up a little)

Each tart has approx 115 calories

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