Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Double chocolate pikelets recipe

With the addition of wholemeal flour and the use of raw cacao, which is bursting with antioxidants, these pikelets are really not at all bad on the health front. Eat them warm from the pan or dunked in ice-cold milk. Beautiful!



  • 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs raw cacao powder
  • 4 tbs vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips


Combine all ingredients, except the chocolate buttons and vegetable oil, and whisk to combine.

Set aside for about 15 minutes.

Heat a little of the vegetable oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Once the pan is hot, ladle 2 tbs batter into the hot pan per pikelet.

Dot the top of each pikelet with a few chocolate chips and, once you start to see a few bubbles on the surface, flip over with a spatula to cook the other side.

Do this for a minute or so before removing from the pan and repeating with remaining ingredients. Serve warm or cold.


  • Save a few of these and wrap them in baking paper for a lunch box treat.
  • You could try using mini white chocolate chips instead to give a pretty polka dot affect.
  • This recipe was created by Sophie Hansen for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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