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Pancakes

Pancakes are those delicious and soft snacks we call diet in Nigeria. I use to love them when I was young, I still do.

They are really delicious and easy to make. You can enjoy them as a snack with a glass of soft Nigerian drink or serve with tea or pap.

It could serve as a perfect breakfast or as Dessert in Nigeria. I think the name ‘diet’ suits it better because it is actually a blend of protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and fat and oil. It is more balanced than most simple Nigerian snacks.

Pancakes are served as a snack with anyone of jam, honey, ketchup, butter or a blend of two in Europe and America, but here we enjoy it as it comes. I did, however, throw in a spoon of ketchup and it was super delicious.
Pancake Image
Pancake Image

Ingredients: Serving: 4

2 cup of plain flour
3 medium eggs
Half cup of evaporated milk
2 tablespoons of margarine
¼ teaspoon of salt
Teaspoon ground red dried pepper
1 cup of water
Vegetable oil
1 Spoon of thinly sliced onion (optional)
3 Tablespoons of sugar

I would suggest that you get evaporated milk; they are those in tins. like peak milk, three crown, choice, etc. You will need just about half a cup – 150mls.

You might wanna start by melting the margarine in a heated oven, use a ceramic plate, add two spoon of margarine and allow to melt under heat. You can also place the bowl in a bigger bowl of hot water to melt the margarine.

Break the two eggs into the melted margarine and mix together. Transfer to a bigger bowl and add your liquid milk, pepper, salt, sugar, half cup of water and stir all together.
making pancake

Add the flour and mix well till there are minimal lumps, you can use a wooden turner for this, add more water, 100ml and observe, the batter should be watery enough to flow around the bowl. But not too watery. The image below would give you a hint.
Making Diet

You can blend to achieve a finer consistency if you like, I don’t do that. Add the thinly sliced one spoon of onions, stir all together and commence with the frying part.

Set your frying pan over medium heat, non-stick frying pan makes perfect pancakes; you might wanna look that up at https://allnigerianfoods.com/kitchen. Add a few drops of vegetable oil, about a tablespoon, would do and make sure they are evenly spread to cover the surface of the pan.

Allow to heat for few seconds and pour some pancake batter into the frying pan. Make sure they are evenly spread too, you don’t want your pancake to be too thick or too thin.
Frying Pancakes
Fry and flip the other side, one minute each for the sides, you will learn as you go. If it stuck to the frying pan, just try to shake the frying pan, a good frying spoon would also come in handy. Check to see that it is properly cooked the way you like it.

Repeat for the remaining batter and serve as a snack… with your favorite soft drink or as breakfast with tea or coffee. This is how to make pancakes in Nigeria. There is slight variation in the Nigerian version and American version of the pancake

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This video gives you a visual picture of what is eplained above. I make videos for most of my recipes because I really want you to get what I am saying. Have a blast.

This video shows you how to make pancake in Nigeria.

47 Comments

Winifred
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Yea…I love that snack, but this recipes and method is great. For me I’m watching my weight like kilode…lol. So I use oats in place of flour but I blend it to make a flour out of it. Thanks Ma. I’ll try this this Saturday.

March 24, 2016
Dick Pinaere
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I want to thank you for the good work you’re doing to help most of us in the area of cooking. I never used to enjoy cooking but I had to do it because am a woman and married also.But it all change since I entered your website and saw different beautiful dishes, have tried a number of them and my husband loved the Efo ri ro Yoruba soup.Thanks to you and God bless you

March 24, 2016
chioma
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I love pancakes. My brothers n most of my friends love them too! So m going 2 try ur method soon. Thanks so much for putting so much knowledge down 4 everyone. Samosas are one of my favourite snacks and I don’t know how 2 prepare them. Can u help me out please??

March 25, 2016
Favour
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Datz great.. U are doing really gud

March 25, 2016
Udenze Lilian
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Ur ways of cooking has taking me to greater level. Lov u.

March 26, 2016
BECKY
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NICE ONE, THANKS

March 29, 2016
kella
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Hello dear chy.thanks for this recipe. Hmmmmm delicious. Quick question. Is it okay to bend the egg for chin chin the way it is done for cake. Would the chin chin come out nice?

March 29, 2016
Deborah Ikwuni
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I Did Cook The Vegetable Soup- Edikiakong And My Husband Said He Enjoyed It To The Last, Thanks Alot.Will Try Some Others And Will Be Glad If U Can Add Some Smoothies Too.God Bless U And Grant U Increase.

March 30, 2016
cecilia o.
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thanks aunty chy! Will try out this recipe cos i love pancakes.

April 4, 2016
Ijeeoma
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You can equally add banana. My Aunty used to make pancakes with just banana without the pepper for us as kids. That was mostly our lunch. and it was always very tasty.

April 12, 2016
Chy Anegbu
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Ok dear, I would try banana and see how it goes.
Chy

April 12, 2016
Temitope
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Hmmmmmmm….,its gonna be delicious

April 12, 2016
Linda
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Thank you so much. I hardly comment on sites/blogs but I can’t help it here. You just make cooking varieties easier for me. I like the fact that you use clear terms and easy to access ingredients plus giving explanations where needed.

April 14, 2016
Chy Anegbu
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Thanks. Chy.

April 15, 2016
Viv
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Really make learning easy. Thanks

July 21, 2016
Georgina Ozor
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Good recipe, l love the variation.

July 22, 2016
aijay
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Thanks chy for the Nigerian pancake recipe..u are making me love cooking the more..nice one here would try this out

July 24, 2016
Gloria
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Thanks a lot i will sure try it over the weekend, it aone of the snacks i like and would love to be able to make it myself

August 15, 2016
jemitogba temitope
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yea, goodafternoon, aunty chy, i tried the pancake sometime last month and my husband reluctantly ate it, do you know that he requested for it on sunday morning. he really loved it. thanks to you.

August 15, 2016
Chy Anegbu
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lol, that is nice to hear.

August 16, 2016
Cynthia
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Thank u so much Chy, u have definitely made my cooking easier and tasty..ur methods take away stress from cooking and since I started following ur blog there’s no meal my hubby has failed to enjoy…thank you so much for your wonderful recipes, God bless you and always watch over ur home. I never knew how to make pancakes, they always seemed farfetched, but I have just learnt and to think its so easy! Thank you again.

August 16, 2016
Chy Anegbu
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My sister, thanks for your prayers. God will also watch over your family. Amen.

August 16, 2016
Chinwendu Lucy
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This is superb, I made this pancake and everyone l loves it

August 16, 2016
Mercy
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That is a good one

August 16, 2016
Mambo
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Chy u are wonderful God bless u abundantly.

August 17, 2016
Omigie Ayodeji
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I had tried making pancakes ones and didn’t like what I got.

I tried your method today, and waoh!, it was perfect, just had problems with flipping but I enjoyed every bite of it.

Thanks dear.

August 17, 2016
Lola
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Thank you very much. you have done justice to everything about pancakes. I have learnt something new today and i am grateful. keep it up and God bless.

August 20, 2016
Cynthia
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Waoh!
I never knew pancakes were this simple to make. Thanks a lot Chy.
You rock!

August 27, 2016
Nas
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Mmmmmmm, nice one

September 5, 2016
BEATRICE
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Wow. Great! I will try it out.

January 26, 2017
Chinaza Nkemjika Izundu
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You can skip the unhealthy flour and use 2 eggs and a mashed ripe banana with other spices and veggies. Heat cooking oil and fry. Yummy.

March 10, 2017
Chy Anegbu
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Great, thanks for the recipe.

March 10, 2017
babe
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so baking powder is not required? cos I’ve been using it . my pancakes were never great so I stopped trying. I’ll try out ur recipe

May 20, 2017
KHAWLIYA
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Wow you are wonderful I will be trying this pancake this weekend

July 20, 2017
tola
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Great Chy, God bless your home and the work of your hands.

August 3, 2017
Maureen
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Very easy. Thanks so much

October 6, 2017
Abiagam
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Pancakes has been one of my favorites since i was little and now my kids love it,but i use honey well wheat flour instead of white flour,and it just splendid and much more healthier. Good job,i also got your cook book and it’s worth it.

March 13, 2018
Esther
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Nice one, I will try it this Friday.

June 5, 2019
Adeolu
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Beautiful piece. My son has being asking for pancakes, being awhile I made one. Will try it out. Keep up the kitchen education.

August 11, 2019
Onyeananam Lilian. I
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It’s so wonderful, I do it mostly for my children school snacks nd they love it so much

February 29, 2020
Alaba
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Thank you sis chy just love your method, remain bless amen.

February 29, 2020
Loveth Godsent
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Thanks ma

April 4, 2020
Anthony Miracle
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I have a question,is it a must to blend it at all.
And if no, does it need any form of food processor.
Cause I prefer the wooden spoon.
Well nice recipe I’ll try it

July 24, 2020
Chy Anegbu
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No point blending them.

July 27, 2020
Gladys
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Ma please does it mean that baking powder is not needed in the this pancake making

November 19, 2020
Chy Anegbu
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I didn’t use it. You can add a pinch, however.

November 20, 2020
Nancy
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I love this knowledge…….am trying out this pancake recipe.

June 4, 2021

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