Nigerian Pancake Recipe: How to Make Nigerian Pancake

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Nigerian Pancake with homemade raisin syrup&cream cheese

        Nigerian Pancake is quite different from the regular pancake. The ingredients consist of sugar, pepper and onion, which gives the pancake a sweet, slightly spicy and savory taste, that will keep you asking for more.
     During my varsity years,there was a ''kitchen debate'' among my flat mates on whether or not, onions and peppers
were required in Pancakes;the first group would only use peppers in theirs', while the other  group won't have pancakes without onions; at the end it was finally concluded that these two ingredients (when added to your taste) are what really gives the Nigerian Pancake it's distinct taste.  
  I always use both and my pancakes come out irresistible; you should try it out. Here's an easy recipe, you'll surely love. Enjoy!


Ingredients for Nigerian Pancake

Nigerian Pancake ingredients

- 125 gr Plain Flour
- 2 raw Eggs
- 200ml whole milk OR 120ml evaporated milk OR 3tablesponful powdered milk
- 100ml Water (more or less)
- 2 tablespoonful Butter/margarine (melted) or vegetable oil
- 4 tablespoonful Sugar(more or less)
- Chilli pepper or Scotch bonnet(atarodo)  (to taste)
- 1 tablespoonful Onions (minced)(to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- A pinch of Nutmeg(optional)
- 1-2 tablespoonful vegetable oil (for greasing the pan)

* If you're using evaporated milk, you'll need about 200 ml water, if you're using powdered milk, dissolve in 300ml water.
*To mince the onion, you can pound it OR grate whole onions with the small sides of the grater or blend until smooth in a dry mill/blender.
* Baking powder is not necessary in Nigerian pancake but if you want to add it for more fluff, then go ahead and add 1 tablespoonful of baking powder
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 **Watch How to Make Nigerian Pancake in video below***


Preparation
* Break the eggs into a wide bowl, add the melted butter and sugar; Cream(mix) together using a whisk or wooden spatula.


* Add the minced onions, pepper, salt, nutmeg and the milk. Whisk Thoroughly.


* Gradually add the flour and keep on whisking. The mixture would begin to thicken and look lumpy.


* Then,gradually add the water and continue stirring until the pancake batter is smooth with a runny consistency. 


How to prepare Nigerian Pancake

Tip: The lighter you make the batter, the thinner the pancakes will turn out


* Place a little oil on a pan (preferable a non-stick pan), spread the oil with a brush to grease the whole surface and heat up until hot.


* Using a ladle(soup spoon), scoop up some of the pancake batter and pour into the hot pan. 

  Gently tilt the pan, so that the batter can evenly coat the surface of the pan.

* Cook one side of the Pancake for 30 seconds, then flip over and cook the other side.
 Tip : if you are in a hurry , use an electric whisk or pour all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. 

how to prepare Nigerian Pancake
   Repeat this process for the remaining pancake batter. Serve and Enjoy!   
Nigerian Pancake Recipe: How to Make Nigerian Pancake

Nigerian Pancake is usually served as a snack with a chilled drink or as a breakfast meal with a cool/hot beverage.

86 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:20:00 PM

    Oh Nky , you are a God sent to Nigerians in diaspora... I made this pancakes 30 minutes ago, and it's all gone.... the pepper and onions makes a lot of difference. We used to call it ''diet'' back then in secondary skool-God bless you and your home.

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  2. Anonymous3:00:00 PM

    Thanks for this easy recipe. I'll try it for breakfast tomorrow.

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  3. seun alabi3:26:00 PM

    you have done it again.. no more oyinbo pancakes for me joo .. thanks for this .

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  4. Thanks for another nice and simple recipe! Can I add garlic?

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    1. You're welcome dear and yes you can add garlic :)

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  5. Anonymous10:41:00 PM

    Tanx sooooo much 4 dis!

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  6. tanx so much 4 dis.I tried chinchin,but after the first fry,the oil bcame foamy/bubbles and controling it made d whole thing annoying.what did i do wrong,2much milk or magarine?thanks

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    1. Oh dear, sorry about your chin chin :). There are actually several reasons why the chin chin foams.
      After the first fry, the oil already contains excess moisture from the first batch of chin chin and would foam a lot in the next fry, to reduce the foaming effect,add less chin chin to the pan in the next batch. If it continues to foam in consequent batches(like the 5th batch), then try changing the oil...
      If you had used ''old/used oil'' to fry the chin chin, old oil also tends to foam a lot due to excess usage. Always use fresh oil from the start, so that you can get best results.
      Another added reason could be dusting the chin chin with a lot of flour before frying. The excess flour from the chin chin, usually settles below the pan and causes the oil to foam and change in color.
      Hope this helps dear.

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  7. Durojaye4:38:00 PM

    I have never added pepper or onions to my pancake, but I tried it today, finger crossed, and it came out superb.. thanks for this recipe.

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    1. I'm glad you liked it, thanks for the feedback Durojaye :)

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  8. Anonymous7:16:00 AM

    Sаved as a favorite, Ιlovе your site!

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  9. Anonymous3:09:00 PM

    I'm so happy I found this site n I have learnt so much.thanks lily.CLAIRE

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  10. This pancake recipe is da bomb,I'm eating it as I type, thanks a lot.

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    1. Anonymous4:35:00 AM

      kk

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    2. You're welcome dear Keji , I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

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  11. Wao! Wao! Just stumbled on your site because my daughter wanted recipe for efo riro for a cooking competition they are having in school! amazing recipes you have here. Well done for a good job done Nky! Cant wait to try a host of them. God Bless

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    1. Aww Uloma, comments like yours make all the effort worth it. Thank you dearie :)

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  12. Anonymous3:41:00 PM

    Thank you so much for this recipe. Please do you have the recipe for the homemade Rasin syrup? PS I am in Naija as per ingridents. Thanks

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    1. Hi dear for my homemade raisin syrup, you need only 2 cup hot water, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup raisins. Add the sugar to the water and Soak the raisins in the water for 2 hours. Then pour into a pan and boil, stirring continuously until the mixture begins to thicken like a light syrup. Don't boil for too long to prevent burning.

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    2. Anonymous3:28:00 PM

      Thank you so much that's easy @ the raisin syrup and I will let you know how mine came out. Godbless

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  13. Anonymous4:08:00 PM

    Pre
    Tanks for dis. U r so sweet

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  14. Weldone madam.may d good lord continue to bless and empower u,u have really made me to have differnt thinking about diferent delicacy.pls how can I make my own Raisin syrup and cream chess at home.and is it only on pancake dat one can use it on.pls ma I want to make ice cream any flavour at home.pls I wil be very glad if I can get d receip to make at home.I don't have an ice cream at home.I wil appreciate it soonest pls

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    1. Hi dear for my homemade raisin syrup, you need only 2 cup hot water, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup raisins. Add the sugar to the water and Soak the raisins in the water for 2 hours. Then pour into a pan and boil, stirring continuously until the mixture begins to thicken like a light syrup. Don't boil for too long to prevent burning.
      As for the cream cheese, I'll be uploading the recipe soon, hope you have subscribed for updates , so that you'll be notified when I post it.
      For a simple banana ice cream recipe without an ice cream maker, cut bananas into small size and freeze. Then place the frozen bananas into a blender, add condensed milk and blend until smooth.You can use heavy cream in place of condensed milk.

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  15. Pls can I get simple way of making cheese at home so I can use it with dis raisin syrup on d pancake.d raisin syrup and d cheese made ur pancake differnt from other pancake.for d raisin syrup is it only on pancake dat it is been used on? Can we use it on bread or on anytin like what? thank u

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  16. Anonymous5:53:00 PM

    Thanks Plenty for this recipe, I just made my pancake and it taste so great.

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  17. Anonymous9:27:00 AM

    I just made my pancake, and it came out well, thanks for the recipe.

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    1. You're welcome, glad to be of help dearie :)

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    2. Anonymous5:38:00 PM

      Good day Nky, thank u so much for always sharing.
      Please can I have ur personal mail, so I can always communicate when having issues on some meals. Here is mine stellamarisnwachukwu@gmail.com
      Please I will be expecting a feedback via my email I just sent

      Regards,
      Stella-Maris

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  18. Made the pancake for breakfast and it came out really nice. Thank you for these recipes . Also Made gizzdodo and it was whao.

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    1. Congrats Oyin, I'm glad you loved the recipe,pls send me the pics so I can flaunt your meal on the Fan's wall of famE :)

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  19. Thank u for sharing,i will try it for my kids.

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    1. Hi Doropretty, they'll enjoy it, my daughter loves it . Let me know how it turns out :)

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    2. Anonymous1:37:00 AM

      thanks Lily, av alway wanted to make dis bt could not nd my hubby loves eating it.now i can make it aftr dis video

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    3. You''re welcome hun, so glad to be of help :)

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  20. Tunrayo6:00:00 AM

    Thamks so mch for this,Nigerian pancake wl try it. God bless u.av actually tried mkn pancake bfor but its strng but wl try using ds recipe

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    1. Ok dear, I'll be expecting your feedback :)

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  21. Anonymous9:23:00 PM

    God bless you madam.I love your site so much.

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  22. Emmy Mike8:13:00 PM

    Thanks you have really helped me with this site. I will try the puff puff and pancake and give you feed back. Cheers.

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    1. You are so welcome Emmy, I'll be expecting your feedback dearie :)

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  23. Plenty of hugs! Plenty of hugs!! God bless you.

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  24. Charity2:14:00 PM

    just came across ur site now, but bet me am going to really make use of the recipes. you are good

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  25. I just tried it out for the first time and guess what? I nailed it. I asked my wife to make it for me and she as been posting me for weeks. My mum use to make it for me way back and I started missing it. Thanks Nky for taking ur time to make my dream pancake a reality

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    1. Hi Tommy, I'm so glad to be of help and also glad that you enjoyed it. I love it when a man enters the kitchen :).

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  26. Jamelga7:40:00 AM

    lovely am going to try it now. will send u a pix afterwards. my friend in Uni used to stir fry sardines without the oil, pepper and onions as a filling for pancakes. keep up d lovely work pls. thank u

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    1. You are so welcome dearie, I'll be expecting your pics and your friend sardines filling sounds yummy too :)

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  27. Anonymous5:25:00 AM

    this is the best pancake i v ever had//it so nigerian and spicy..thanks for sharing your recipe

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    1. You are welcome and Thanks for your lovely feedback :)

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    2. lillynaya5:02:00 PM

      Thanks going to try it.lillynaya

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  28. Flymoke1:08:00 AM

    Tried dis pancake yesterday and it came out lovely and tasty. Thanks a lot, just had a taste of childhood all over . God bless u for this blog.

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    1. thanks for your lovely feedback dearie and God bless u too :)

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  29. Can I use normal ground per per?

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  30. Anonymous3:25:00 PM

    Tnx so much . Dilicious .

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  31. Anonymous9:38:00 PM

    I have glued to this your site for days now and am so loving the recipes i ve seen thanks and may God bless you richly am going to try them out one after another #chioma#

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    1. Good to have you here Chioma, do keep me updated on any recipe you try out .

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  32. Anonymous1:10:00 PM

    CAN I USE KETCHUP OR JAM TO EAT THE PANCAKE?

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  33. i think my mum made it with sweetcorn many years ago...Is that a Nono? I want to try making pancakes myself. Am a 31 yr old single guy

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    1. I have never tried with sweet corn, but if your mum made it that way and you enjoyed it, then it is not a nono :)

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  34. I am so loving dis, pls how do I subscribe to ur site cos u are truly doing a great job in here.

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    1. thanks dear.
      There is a subscribe button at the top right corner of the website :)

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  35. Thanks a lot. This really really helped. Turned out great. I was really hungry and tonight and it made my night. God bless u.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely feedback dearie :)

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  36. Aunty nky, u have turned me into a great cook a better mum and a perfect wife! Thank u so much may God continue to increase u!

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment and feedback Irene, I'm glad to be of help :)

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  37. Can I make pancake with cream instead of milk

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  38. Yes you can, Obireh :), but the consistency of the batter and the final product will be oilier.
    Why not try 50 percent milk and 50 percent cream? you'll love it

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    1. Thanks alot, I actually made pancakes on Wednesday being the 5th of February. You need to see how the Russian guys in my hostel rushed the pancakes,meanwhile i was actually making the pancakes for myself and my Nigerian friends. Russians don't eat pepper but in this case they had no option and they really commended me. By the time they were through with eating, the pancakes were just remaining little, we had to manage naaaaa. But NKY do you know what? That was my 1st time of making pancakes and it came out well that everybody that ate really commended me. I actually used 12 spoonful of flour, little salt, water, Grounded dry pepper, Spring onions, onions,garlic and ginger, sugar, 3.2% of 200ml liquid milk (Russians are very conscious of fats, so their milk, mayonnaise and so many food items and ingredients have their fat percent, so you choose what you like). I will try the 50% milk and 50% cream out maybe by next week and give you the feedback. Thank God Moscow is a home of milk and cream. Besides the weekend food in Russia is actually pancakes. A weekend without pancakes in a Russian house is incomplete. I really fell in love with it. See you on more of cooking. Thanks alot for your couching.

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    2. You did a great job dearie
      Glad to be of help :)

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  39. The eggs,sugar & butter how many hours will I use in creaming it please?

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  40. I think you should have an app. I'll get it asap

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