Making Plantain Pancakes is another way to use up overripe (black)plantains, but you can also make use of the ripe (yellow) ones too.
Plantains are rich in minerals(potasium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous), Vitamins(A, B6 and C) and fiber and taste really good.
I love plantains and can eat it all day 🙂
Plantain pancakes are simply delicious and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them too.
Ingredients for Plantain Pancakes
Makes about 16-20 pancakes
– 2 Ripe/overipe Plantains
– 200 gr Plain Flour or Wheat flour
– 2 raw Eggs
– 2 to 3 tablespoonful evaporated milk or powdered milk or condensed milk
– 1to 2 Tablespoonful Sugar
– 100ml Water (more or less)
– Chili pepper or Scotch bonnet(atarodo) (to taste)
– 1 tablespoonful Onions (minced)(to taste)
– A pinch of Salt
– A pinch of grated nutmeg(optional)
– 1/2 teaspoon baking powder or baking soda(to make it fluffy)
– 2 to 3 tablespoonful vegetable oil (for greasing the pan)
Tip: you can substitute the water in the recipe for whole milk
* Mash the plantains until smooth and without lumps
To get a smooth consistency, you can puree in a blender or mix the mashed plantains thoroughly with a little water, pass it through a tight sieve and mash any lumpy plantains with a spoon.
*Break the eggs into a wide bowl,add the milk,sugar and mashed or blended plantains, mix together using a whisk or a fork.
* Add the grated nutmeg(optional), the minced onions, pepper and salt.
* Gradually sift in the baking soda and flour and keep on whisking. The mixture would begin to thicken and look lumpy.
Leave the batter to rest for 15 minutes.
Tip: Note that the lighter you make the batter, the thinner the pancakes will turn out.
* Pour a little oil on a pan, enough to grease the pan; spread the oil with a brush to grease the whole surface and heat up until hot.
Tip: A non-stick pan is highly recommended for this.
* 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 (on low heat) for a few seconds; as you begin to see air bubbles and the sides of the pancake turning dark;flip over and cook the other side.
Repeat this process for the remaining pancake batter. Always grease the pan before use.
Serve and Enjoy!
Tip : You can also puree all the ingredients in a blender and cook as written above.
Plantain Pancake can be enjoyed as a snack with a chilled drink or as a breakfast/dinner meal with a cool/hot beverage.
Here’s are other plantain recipes you might like.
and this is our Nigerian Pancake recipe and Banana Pancake…looks yummy, right?
This is a well understood explanation ? ? am definitely making it tomorrow
I’m glad you like it ?
its easy to prepare, will surely try it
Please do , you’ll enjoy it
This explanation was awesome that it didn’t take me time to practice and perfect the preparation.
Thanks for the well understood explanation and pictures too.
My pleasure Ogonna.
Thanks for your feedback
Thanks so much for this. Well explained. I hope to try it soon. Thanks again ?
I really enjoy ur post I tried it especially pancake. Thanks a million. I want to learn more!
Nice one. Will try it this weekend.
That’s great Dania, you’ll surely enjoy it.
Thanks for your wonderful teachings.
My pleasure, Innocent
Nice one will try n do mine tomorrow hp I will get it right n tnks for d lesson
hi, please can i use plantain flour in place of the normal flour
Wow! i tried the plantain pancake today and it was very fine……….i and my wife were competing for the next fry..Thanks for the good job.
I just ran into your page. You are indeed a wonderful cookalic. You are amazing. Thanks for all the recipes you have shared. I about to put all into practice in order to give my family a nice treat everyday. Thumb's up dear
Hi,Thanks for sharing this, trued thus but the pancake was sticky on the pan like it hadn't risen (or so), what could be the possible reason??
Wow, finally. Av being wanting to see ao dis plantain pancake is made for a long tym, tanx for dis Nky, will try it dis weekend. Thumbs up.
Hi,Thanks for this lovely piece, can I use plantain flour instead of blending ripe plantain
Enter your comment…good Job ma, will definitely try it and get back
Thanks.I've tried d pancake with pepper and onions. It was awesome. I'm thinking of adding a ginger spice to my next adventure
Ginger will be nice, thanks for your comment
Yaaayy!! So I just tried it out NOW! and was it AWESOME?!!! So filling too. Though I added steamed ground fresh tomatoes to mine, 'cos I don't joke with those veggies. Twas real good. Washed it down with chilled 7up…hehehe. Wish I could post a photo. Thank you ma, your recipes are reporting here!!
Thanks for your lovely feedback Eve, I like that you added veggies too :)Next time, send me photo at [email protected]
Hello is it hot,cold or warm water u add pls,?
Normal lukewarm water.
Wow. Nice one. Will definitely try this 2mrw. Well done.
Thanks Eloho . I'm sure you will love it 🙂
Can one add all d ingredients in d blender n just blend (I could b lazy Attimes. .lol)
Anu!Anu!Anu! how many times did I call u?(big sigh)Don't be lazy joo and yes, you can add it all in a blender 🙂
Is this the same thing as flat Mosa? Or is there a different recipie for it??
I tried it yesterday and it was soo good, pls keep up the good work.
thanks for the feedback dearie 🙂
usually dont do much cooking, more like once in a month,but ever since i found this site i'v been on a cooking spree. your step by step guides are amazing,its become the highlight of my week, please keep it up, tnx a lot for making me love the kitchen…..
Thanks for your lovely feedback dearie.I'm so glad to be of help and do keep me updated on your cooking.
i am so happy to find this site. really, i wish i could hug the admin of this site
Hug received :)Good to have you here.
Hi I have flour ( wheat/plain), butter, baking soda, sugar, salt, onions, nutmeg, milk flavour and coconut. What can I try with this that will be great? Please help am confuse. Note I don’t have oven
A lot Gladys, but you can start with this
pancake recipe here https://www.nigerianfoodtv.com/nigerian-pancake-recipe-how-to-make/
It is easy and you have all the ingredients?
Don’t forget to send me pics of your creation.
Hi Nky, trying this now and its not turning out well. I followed all the steps above. Wat do I do to d remaining batter!
Hi dearie if you followed the recipe ''as it is'' you are not supposed to have problems, pls go over it and find out where you went wrong.
Sometimes it could be the pan that makes it not hold together. I have one of those pans that I don't use for pancake frying at all! For the best results, use a non-stick pan.
thanks for helping out Hannah, that might also be the reason.
I also tried the recipe eventually, and they were scrumptious! My only issue was with the colour of my pancakes being more of a brown-brown, and not a golden brown like in the pictures here. Now I want to try them again, and I think I'll blend the plantains this time for a smoother consistency.
Hi dearie, I am glad you enjoyed the recipe. I think mine came out lighter because I used a mixture of ripe and unripe plantains. And yes, using a blender yields a smoother batter.
I don't know how I got to this blog, but I must confess I'm in love with your posts already. I'm going to try this plantain pancake today.
Good to have you here, hope you stick around and I'll be expecting a feedback.
I love it and like it
good to know dearie ,thanks 🙂
I like it
Nice one here. Tank u.
You're welcome 🙂
Wow! I tried it out today and it was nice! Got my brothers waiting on the pan for the next pancake to fry! They normally are very pessimistic about tryn out new foods esp if its nw a seemingly odd combo ( e.g plantain + pancake) Ah!!! They wont even taste it! So i locked them out of the kitchen! Told them its cos i'm adding a secret ingredient. I did all thw mashing and blending and quickly cleaned up all traces of plantain… After tasting the first pancake, i had them guessing… Surely they could never guess right. I revealed my secret ingredient nd it was a welcome innovation!! Thanks Nky!
Thanks for your lovely feedback Adun, you sure made my day 🙂
I love pancakes! Expect my feedback soon.
I sure will 🙂
I love this. Will definitely try it
I'll be expecting your feedback dearie 🙂
Nice and yummy! Will sure try it. God bless you Nky! Good job.
Thanks Uloma, I'll be expecting your feedback dearie 🙂
God bless you for this cooking tips. I just made Ogbono soup for the first time using your directions.
Thanks for your lovely feedback Dele and God bless you too 🙂
am sure going to try this out this week end. thank you
You're welcome hun,I'll be expecting your feedback 🙂
Yumyum ill sure try it out
thanks dear 🙂
plantain pancakes? this looks delicious.
Yes they are Nsa 🙂
thank sis, you are the best.
Thanks dearie 🙂
wow, Nky, first it was banana puff puff , now you have come with this one. I am sure going to try it because i love plantain and can eat it all day , just like you, thanks and keep them coming.
Lol Caro, good to see another plantain fan :)I'll be expecting your feedback 🙂
I just stumbled upon this site. I love every bit of it. The pancakes looks lovely and didn't know one can mix plantain with a pancake batter. Will try it out this weekend. Thanks a bunch.
Thanks for your lovely comment Hun, good to have you here . I ll be expecting your feedback.
Never knew u can also use plantain to bake ur pancakeHun guess it's gonna be yummy yummy