Servings: 15 pikelets

Prep time: 3 mins

Total time: 8 mins

Greens and beans pikelets

These little patties are a super easy snack and lunchbox food for toddlers and kids of all ages. They are packed with beans and greens to add protein, nutrients and fibre to your kids’ day.


breakfast, brunch, main meal, snack, side dish

vegan, vegetarian, oil free, refined sugar free, kid friendly, gluten free, nut free, soy free, party food, entertaining, picnic



  • 1 cup buckwheat flour (or other wholemeal flour)

  • 1 cup plant milk

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ⅓ cup leafy greens (e.g. baby spinach and/or basil)

  • ½ cup canned beans or lentils, drained and rinsed

  • 2 teaspoons mild curry powder


  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth.

  2. Heat a large nonstick pan over a medium heat. Dollop mixture into pan with a tablespoon, making around 5 small pikelets at a time. Cook for a few minutes and when you see the top bubbling and starting to set, flip the patty over using a flat spatula. Cook patties for another few minutes until just golden on both sides

  3. Top with your child's favourite healthy topping. We like to use peanut butter and homemade chia jam, or hummus and cucumber cut into stars with a cookie cutter.


Pinto beans are my go-to with this recipe, but they work equally well with other canned beans such as cannellini or kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils or a 4-bean mix.

Chef's tips

These are a favourite in our house, topped with our delicious Chia raspberry jam - see :)


Dr Taisia Cech

Dr Taisia Cech

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