Plantain Pancakes : How to Make Plantain Pancake (with ripe & over ripe plantains)

Plantain Pancakes : How to Make Plantain Pancake (with ripe & over ripe plantains), paleo diet, plantain recipes

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)

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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.

Plantain Pancakes : How to Make Plantain Pancake (with ripe & over ripe plantains), paleo diet, plantain recipes* Add the water and continue stirring until the pancake batter is smooth with a runny consistency, but not too watery.
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.

Plantain Pancakes : How to Make Plantain Pancake (with ripe & over ripe plantains), paleo diet, plantain recipes

   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.

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Plantain Pancake can be enjoyed as a snack with a chilled drink or as a breakfast/dinner meal with a cool/hot beverage.

Plantain Pancakes : How to Make Plantain Pancake (with ripe & over ripe plantains), paleo diet, plantain recipes

Here’s are other plantain recipes you might like.
and this is our Nigerian Pancake recipe and Banana Pancake…looks yummy, right?

Banana Pancake
Nigerian Pancake


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  1. Ogee
    July 9, 2023 / 10:10 am

    Hello!I had some plantain I wanted to use and was thinking of pancakes. Saw your content and just made this. Thanks so much!

  2. QUEEN ?
    January 22, 2023 / 2:32 pm

    This is a well understood explanation ? ? am definitely making it tomorrow
    Thank you

  3. angela
    December 22, 2022 / 3:55 pm

    its easy to prepare, will surely try it

  4. Ogonna
    September 17, 2022 / 8:59 am

    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.

  5. Unik
    January 17, 2022 / 7:55 pm

    Thanks so much for this. Well explained. I hope to try it soon. Thanks again ?

  6. Stephanie p udofia
    September 19, 2021 / 4:45 pm

    I really enjoy ur post I tried it especially pancake. Thanks a million. I want to learn more!

  7. Dania
    October 15, 2020 / 11:21 pm

    Nice one. Will try it this weekend.

  8. innocent
    September 24, 2020 / 6:36 pm

    Thanks for your wonderful teachings.

  9. Unknown
    September 26, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Nice one will try n do mine tomorrow hp I will get it right n tnks for d lesson

  10. Anonymous
    December 5, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    hi, please can i use plantain flour in place of the normal flour

  11. Unknown
    November 16, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    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.

  12. Teevian
    October 14, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    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

  13. Oluwafemi
    September 29, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    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??

  14. Nihi Vanvickie
    March 19, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    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.

  15. Anonymous
    January 26, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Hi,Thanks for this lovely piece, can I use plantain flour instead of blending ripe plantain

  16. Dottie
    January 18, 2017 / 9:42 am

    Enter your comment…good Job ma, will definitely try it and get back

  17. Braimoh Simpa
    November 9, 2016 / 11:35 pm

    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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 19, 2016 / 11:59 pm

      Ginger will be nice, thanks for your comment

  18. Eve
    September 26, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    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!!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 27, 2016 / 7:07 pm

      Thanks for your lovely feedback Eve, I like that you added veggies too :)Next time, send me photo at [email protected]

  19. Coinn Agbaji
    February 3, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    Hello is it hot,cold or warm water u add pls,?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 27, 2016 / 7:18 pm

      Normal lukewarm water.

  20. Eloho
    January 30, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    Wow. Nice one. Will definitely try this 2mrw. Well done.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 27, 2016 / 7:16 pm

      Thanks Eloho . I'm sure you will love it 🙂

  21. Anu Funke
    July 20, 2015 / 1:35 pm

    Can one add all d ingredients in d blender n just blend (I could b lazy Attimes. .lol)

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 27, 2016 / 7:15 pm

      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 🙂

  22. Anonymous
    July 10, 2015 / 11:06 am

    Is this the same thing as flat Mosa? Or is there a different recipie for it??

  23. Alao Ganiyat
    June 16, 2015 / 12:07 am

    I tried it yesterday and it was soo good, pls keep up the good work.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 17, 2015 / 12:59 pm

      thanks for the feedback dearie 🙂

  24. neks
    May 25, 2015 / 2:26 pm

    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…..

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 26, 2015 / 2:37 pm

      Thanks for your lovely feedback dearie.I'm so glad to be of help and do keep me updated on your cooking.

  25. Anonymous
    March 22, 2015 / 4:59 pm

    i am so happy to find this site. really, i wish i could hug the admin of this site

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 25, 2015 / 12:08 pm

      Hug received :)Good to have you here.

  26. Anonymous
    February 1, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    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!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 4, 2015 / 12:14 pm

      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.

    • Hannah
      February 27, 2015 / 11:32 am

      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.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 1, 2015 / 6:38 pm

      thanks for helping out Hannah, that might also be the reason.

    • Hannah
      May 8, 2015 / 12:05 pm

      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.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 11, 2015 / 11:18 am

      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.

  27. mildy
    January 24, 2015 / 10:54 am

    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.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 27, 2015 / 11:32 am

      Good to have you here, hope you stick around and I'll be expecting a feedback.

  28. Anonymous
    December 15, 2014 / 6:56 am

    I love it and like it

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 27, 2015 / 11:31 am

      good to know dearie ,thanks 🙂

  29. Anonymous
    December 15, 2014 / 6:55 am

    I like it

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 27, 2015 / 11:30 am


  30. yemisi alex-gideon
    August 8, 2014 / 5:36 am

    Nice one here. Tank u.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 9, 2014 / 8:28 am

      You're welcome 🙂

  31. Adun
    August 7, 2014 / 3:23 pm

    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!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 9, 2014 / 8:27 am

      Thanks for your lovely feedback Adun, you sure made my day 🙂

  32. MrsLaurel
    August 6, 2014 / 4:07 pm

    I love pancakes! Expect my feedback soon.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 9, 2014 / 8:26 am

      I sure will 🙂

  33. Anonymous
    July 22, 2014 / 12:04 pm

    I love this. Will definitely try it

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 5, 2014 / 4:28 pm

      I'll be expecting your feedback dearie 🙂

  34. Uloma Obi-Nkemakolam
    July 3, 2014 / 3:40 pm

    Nice and yummy! Will sure try it. God bless you Nky! Good job.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      July 7, 2014 / 2:05 pm

      Thanks Uloma, I'll be expecting your feedback dearie 🙂

  35. Dele
    June 27, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    God bless you for this cooking tips. I just made Ogbono soup for the first time using your directions.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 30, 2014 / 8:51 am

      Thanks for your lovely feedback Dele and God bless you too 🙂

  36. Anonymous
    June 27, 2014 / 11:40 am

    am sure going to try this out this week end. thank you

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 30, 2014 / 8:50 am

      You're welcome hun,I'll be expecting your feedback 🙂

  37. Anonymous
    June 26, 2014 / 7:52 pm

    Yumyum ill sure try it out

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 27, 2014 / 11:31 am

      thanks dear 🙂

  38. Nsa Okon
    June 24, 2014 / 10:09 am

    plantain pancakes? this looks delicious.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 25, 2014 / 9:29 am

      Yes they are Nsa 🙂

  39. Anonymous
    June 24, 2014 / 9:59 am

    thank sis, you are the best.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 25, 2014 / 9:29 am

      Thanks dearie 🙂

    June 24, 2014 / 9:59 am

    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.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 25, 2014 / 9:28 am

      Lol Caro, good to see another plantain fan :)I'll be expecting your feedback 🙂

  41. Anonymous
    June 23, 2014 / 9:27 pm

    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.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 25, 2014 / 9:25 am

      Thanks for your lovely comment Hun, good to have you here . I ll be expecting your feedback.

    • Anonymous
      December 13, 2015 / 11:04 am

      Never knew u can also use plantain to bake ur pancakeHun guess it's gonna be yummy yummy