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Nigerian Style Pancakes

The African Pancake is a straightforward yet delicious meal. Just like most Pancakes, the African pancake consists of ''dry ingredients'' - Flour, leavening, and sugar and ''wet ingredients'' - milk, Egg, and butter. However, it's unique texture is what makes it different from the fluffy Pancake.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade, quick meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 342kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 2 Eggs
  • 11/2 cup Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 2 Cups all-purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar 4 Tablespoons
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • A pinch of Salt
  • Cooking oil For frying


  • Dry Ingredients: In a Bowl, add the Flour Sugar and Baking Powder and set aside
  • Wet Ingredients; In a Bowl, mix the Eggs, Milk, and Butter together.
  • Now, mix the wet and dry Ingredients,
  • Mix until the becomes smooth and lump free
  • Heat a griddle or pan and add about 1 to 2 teaspoons of Cooking Oil
  • Ladle about 1/4 of a cup (more or less depending on how big you want your pancakes to be) at a time into the Pan.
  • Spread the batter into a circle by rotating and tilting the Pan (you can check video above)
  • Flip to the other side as soon as you see the batter is beginning to solidify
  • Cook the other side for about 30-40 seconds or till light Brown
  • This yielded 10 medium sized Pancakes



1 - Don't over mix the batter this will lead to a tough Pancake as the mixing will develop the gluten level in the flour
2 - Use a heavy bottomed and preferably non stick Pan this will help prevent the batter from burning before cooking
3 - Have all your ingredients at room temperature.


Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 427mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 442IU | Calcium: 296mg | Iron: 2mg