Nigerian Pancake (Diet)
Nigerian Pancake (Diet)
Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min

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)


  1. 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.
  2. Break the two eggs into the melted margarine and beat till smooth. Then add ½ cup of water.
  3. Add the flour and mix well till there are minimal lumps.
  4. Add the salt, sugar, minced/blended onions, pepper, salt, nutmeg and the milk.
  5. 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.


  1. Set a frying pan over medium heat. Add a few drops of vegetable oil to grease the frying pan.
  2. Pour some pancake batter into the frying pan. Tilt the pan so that the batter coats the surface of the pan evenly.
  3. Cook on one side for 1 minute, shaking the pan from time to time till the pancake comes loose.
  4. Flip the pancake so the other side can cook as well.
  5. 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.



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