The best fluffy banana pikelets recipe | Veggie Mama

The secret to making fluffy banana pikelets

  • Author: Stacey Roberts | Veggie Mama
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: Afternoon Tea
  • Method: Fried
  • Cuisine: Australian


The easiest, fluffiest, and best banana pikelets on the planet. Don’t believe me? Try it yourself! You’ll love the very simple secret.



  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • a couple of drops of vanilla extract
  • pinch salt


  1. Mix everything into a bowl. Lumps are ok. At this point you can leave it to start activating the raising agents so it gets bubbly and produces a lighter result – about half an hour or so, or if you don’t think ahead, like me, just use it straight away.
  2. Melt a little butter in a pan over medium-low heat. Drop a tablespoonfull (for baby sized pikelets) in the pan without touching. For bigger sizes, use two tablespoons and spread it out a bit.
  3. After two minutes or so, bubbles should appear and begin to burst, and the sides of the pikelet should be fairly sturdy. The underside should be starting to brown. Flip carefully, as the top will still be quite gooey and you can quite possibly fling it everywhere, and cook the other side for a minute or so, until underside is golden.

Keywords: easy pikelets, fluffy pikelets, fruit pikelets, banana pikelets,