#KFB Foodie Talk! How to make Nigerian Pancake

our newbies, the KFB foodie talk column – handled by Dobby of Dobbysignature – is basically for ladies and
‘guys’ that are interested in learning how to cook better ;).
We’ll be discussing how to make Pancakes for today!
The basic pancake Nigerians are used to comprises of the normal pancake batter with a little bit of onion, pepper and sugar. My mum used to make it a whole lot when my siblings and i were quite young and it was always a hit every time with hot or cold beverage plus, it was an easy breakfast she could quickly whip up before heading to work. 
I remember back then, we’d sit around the kitchen with our plates in our hands waiting eagerly for momma to drop the hot pancakes in our plates. We also made sure we dug into the pancakes in the kitchen so we could ask for more once we had cleared the ones in our plates….lol!

Pancakes are quite versatile as some like theirs plain and some others prefer theirs with the added condiments which always gives the quick meal a nice distinct taste. #Easy-recipe, #Quick-breakfast, #healthy snacks for children,  you’d definitely enjoy it ;).  

How to make Nigerian style pancakes from scratch
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Makes:      12 Pancakes

• 10 tbsp. Wheat flour (all-purpose flour)
• 1 tbsp. Granulated sugar
• 1/2 tsp. Salt
• 1 cup of Water (more or less)
• 2 tbsp. powdered milk, 1/3 cup saturated milk
• 2 Eggs
• 2 Scotch Bonnets (Ata rodo), chopped
• 1/2 medium sized onion, chopped
• 2 tbsp. Margarine/Butter or vegetable oil

Step 1: In a small bowl, Whisk the eggs thoroughly – Set aside

Step 2:  Sieve the flour in a separate medium sized bowl. Dissolve the powdered milk or dilute the saturated milk in the cup of water. Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour in the milk. Mix till you get a smooth batter.

Step 3: Gently add the whisked eggs, sugar, salt and mix to get a smooth runny batter (The more milk/eggs you add, the thinner your pancakes would turn out)

Step 4: Add the chopped pepper & onions, mix to incorporate.

Step 5: Heat a non-stick frying pan and add a trace of butter/margarine or vegetable oil ; Spread evenly over the cooking surface. Step 6: Pour in two cooking spoons full of the batter and swirl to spread evenly. Cook for 1 minute and flip over for a further 30 seconds.

Step 7: Transfer to a flat plate and repeat the process till the batter is used up.

Serve Hot with any beverage.


Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]


  1. wow.thanks kemi my pancake never turns out as nice as this buh i will follow these steps tomorrow morning.

  2. Kemi are you sure this is pancake cos the face is inviting unlike d one makes. It's always dull looking and too thick.

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