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Easter Bunny pikelets recipe

These cute little pikelets are really basic to make but quite fun and easy for toddlers and small children to assemble and decorate. Perfect for breakfast on Easter morning!

Serving Size:

10 pikelets or 5 ‘bunnies’



  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
  • 1 cup (250ml) buttermilk (or milk with a squeeze of lemon)
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar (optional)
  • zest of one orange
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

To decorate:

  • honey-flavoured yoghurt
  • blueberries
  • one orange (segmented)


To make the pikelet batter, combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and whisk until smooth. Set aside for half an hour. 

Heat a little of the vegetable oil in a large non-stick saucepan and cook tablespoon-sized dollops of the batter at a time. 

To serve, place one pikelet in the centre of a plate, cut another in half and arrange the halves as ears (see photo). Decorate with the yoghurt, blueberries and orange segments. 


  • You can decorate these little bunnies with pretty much any fresh fruit or even sweets. Grapes also make good ‘eyes’. Another option is to make large pikelets and then use a bunny-shaped biscuit cutter to make fun Easter-shaped treats.
  • Swap the orange rind with a little cinnamon or other sweet spice. 
  • This recipe was created by Sophie Hansen for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder: You can follow Sophie on Local is LovelyFacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

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