Mini Griddle Cakes for Lunchbox #SundaySupper

Yup, it is that time of year again when we all (who have kids that is) start to think of the dreaded lunchbox. #SundaySupper is here to help! Some kids love the same old thing in there lunchbox but our daughter would not be happy with that at all. Variety is the spice of life for her!!

I actually bought a cookbook called Ready, Steady, Lunchbox which has helped me out a lot with her lunches. When either of us are feeling a lack luster towards that little lunch kit I pull out this cookbook for inspiration. That is where I headed when I saw this theme.

Flipping through the cookbook I wanted to try something I hadn’t before. I came across a recipe called Junior Pikelets. Hmm, never heard of a regular sized Pikelet!! LOL!! They looked like mini griddle cakes so that is what I called them. When Ken made them the batter was super thick so we upped the milk by doubling and it made a nice smooth batter. We tried them for dinner and Amber loved them especially with Apple Butter!! We freeze pancakes all the time for her breakfast for school days and these would freeze just the same. Super convenient to put into a lunch box. Add a little jam, apple butter, yogurt, peanut butter, whatever your child likes. They are good cold as they are warm. A great little side to a nice big fruit salad. I will be making these for sure again and again. ENJOY!!!

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Mini Griddle Cakes for Lunchbox #SundaySupper
Recipe type: Lunch
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Serves: 24
Great mini griddle cakes to liven up any lunchbox!!
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp. berry or caster sugar
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tsp. oil, plus more for frying
  • jam, apple butter, yogurt etc.
  1. Whisk the flour and baking soda together in a medium bowl. Whisk in the sugar. In a small bowl stir together the milk, egg and oil. Make a well in the center of the flour and whisk in the milk mixture. Mix until smooth.
  2. Heat the oil in a non stick fry pan over medium low heat. Drop teaspoons of the batter into the pan and cook until bubble form. Flip over and cook the other side until golden. Serve warm or freeze in layers between wax paper to later put into a lunchbox. Freeze for up to one month. Serve with apple butter, jam, yogurt or your favorite topping.
  3. Recipe adapted from Ready, Steady, Lunchbox.


Look at all the wonderful recipes you have here today to help over those many months of school lunches. I know this will be my new go to list!!!

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  1. says

    Your mini griddle cakes are so darn cute! Perfect for the lunchbox…although my kids would have made them disappear by the time breakfast was over!

  2. says

    I would never think to bring grilled cakes in my lunch. I don’t know if I’ve tried them cold but they are so cute mini-sized and sound great with fruit!

  3. says

    What a great idea, Tara! Make and freeze a batch of these delicious babies and you are ready for breakfast or lunch on the go. Bet the kids love the little size too! Mine were always up for anything “mini.”

  4. says

    Oh what cute little griddle cakes! What a great alternative to crackers for enjoying spreads like peanut butter and jams.
    I freeze pancakes and waffles too. So quick and easy to defrost and heat up for busy mornings.


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