Nigerian Pancake is very different from the regular pancake. This is the most balanced meal for breakfast as it is a blend of protein, carbohydrates, oil and vitamins. This is thinner, lighter, spicy and more savory than fluffy pancakes. The sugar, pepper and onion gives the pancake a sweet, slightly spicy and savory taste. Nigerian Pancake also known as Diet can be perfect for breakfast or as a snack.
- 1 cup (150g) plain flour
- 2 medium eggs
- ½ cup evaporated milk
- 2 tablespoons of margarine
- ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg(optional)
- 1 cup (250 mls) of water
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 6 teaspoons sugar
- 3 teaspoon Ground Chilli Pepper
- Scotch bonnet pepper
- 1 tablespoonful Onions (minced/blended)
- 1-2 tablespoonful vegetable oil (for greasing the pan)
- Put the margarine is a small bowl and melt in the microwave or place the bowl in a bigger bowl of hot water to achieve same effect.
- Break the two eggs into the melted margarine and beat till smooth. Then add ½ cup of water.
- Add the flour and mix well till there are minimal lumps.
- Add the salt, sugar, minced/blended onions, pepper, salt, nutmeg and the milk.
- Gradually add the water while stirring until the pancake batter is smooth with a runny consistency (a liquid blender would give the batter a very smooth consistency). The lighter the batter, the thinner the pancakes.
- Set a frying pan over medium heat. Add a few drops of vegetable oil to grease the frying pan.
- Pour some pancake batter into the frying pan. Tilt the pan so that the batter coats the surface of the pan evenly.
- Cook on one side for 1 minute, shaking the pan from time to time till the pancake comes loose.
- Flip the pancake so the other side can cook as well.
- The pancake is done when both sides are light brown.
Serving options: Serve with Custard, Pap or Oat Meal. It can also be served as a snack.