Here we will be making the simple homemade pancake recipe and cake batter pancakes as well as the Nigerian spicy pancakes.
Pancake is a flat cake, often thin and round, prepared from a starch-based batter that may contain eggs, milk and butter and cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or frying pan, often frying with oil or butter.
Pancake is usually served as a snack with a chilled drink or as a breakfast meal with a cool/hot beverage.
However, the basic pancake is made from a simple batter of eggs, flour, milk and baking powder for leavening. You can use different types of flour if you want to experiment with whole wheat or buckwheat.
Tools For Making Pancakes
- Large bowl (Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls)
- Non Stick frying pan or a large frying pan
- Balloon Whisk
- Measuring cup/ scale machine for measurement
- Stainless steel turner
Ingredients For Pancake
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk or buttermilk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup melted butter
How To Make Pancakes
Here is the step-by-step guide you will need on how to make pancakes with ease.
Put the flour into a large bowl, make a well in the centre and pour in the milk and eggs.
Give the liquid mixture a quick whisk before adding the flour. Continue to whisk until you have a smooth batter.
Now, add 1 tbsp vegetable oil and whisk thoroughly.
Take a non-stick pan, or large frying pan, dip some kitchen roll in the oil and carefully wipe the inside of the pan. Heat the pan over a medium heat for 1 minute.
Add just under a ladleful of batter to the pan and immediately start swirling it round the pan to get a nice even layer.
Cook the pancake for 30–40 seconds. Use a palette knife/stainless steel turner to lift the pancake carefully to look at the underside to check if it is golden-brown before turning over.
Cook the other side for approx 30– 40 seconds and transfer to a serving plate.
Repeat the process with the remaining batter, brushing griddle with more oil if necessary.
How To Make Cake Batter Pancake
Yellow cake mix, colorful sprinkles and a butter cream glaze turned these regular homemade pancakes into fluffy, exciting and edible snack for breakfast. Cake batter pancake can also be used to celebrate any occasion due to its sweet treat and flavoured colourful appearance.
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 box (15.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 cups milk
For the glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter, softened
Combine flour, cake mix, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix.
Add one cup of milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth. Add milk again until batter has the consistency of pancake batter.
You can also add more cake mix if you want your pancakes to have a stronger cake batter flavour.
Preheat a skillet or frying pan to a low medium heat. Fold desired amount of sprinkles into batter.
Pour batter in 1/4 cup measurements onto skillet and cook until bubbles form on top, about 2-3 minutes. Flip to the other side and cook for one minute more. Serve with vanilla glaze.
For vanilla glaze: mix powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla and milk until glaze forms.
You may need to add a little more milk to reach desired consistency so that it can be drizzled. Mix into glaze and drizzle on pancakes.
Nigerian pancake is slightly different from the regular pancake we listed above.
The delicious Nigerian-style pancakes ingredients consist of flour, egg, baking powder, butter, sugar, pepper and onion, which give the pancake a sweet, spicy and savory taste.
To best enjoy Nigerian pancakes, you can take it with custard, oat meal, ogi or akamu, apart from the regular snack they use it for. Learn how to make Nigerian Pancakes today and be sure to win your family over during breakfast.
- 1 cup | (150g) of plain flour
- 2 medium eggs
- ½ cup (125 mls) of evaporated milk (Peak Milk)
- 2 tablespoons of margarine
- 1 cup (250 mls) of water
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 6 teaspoons of sugar (or to taste)
- Ground Chilli Pepper (to taste)
- A pinch of Nutmeg (Optional)
- Vegetable oil
How To Make Nigerian Pancakes
Break the eggs into a wide bowl, add the melted butter and sugar; Cream(mix) together using a whisk or wooden spatula.
Add the minced onions, pepper, salt, nutmeg and the milk. Whisk Thoroughly.
Gradually add the flour and keep on whisking. The mixture would begin to thicken and look lumpy.
Then, gradually add the water and continue stirring until the pancake batter is smooth with a runny consistency.
Set a frying pan over medium heat. Add a few drops of vegetable oil. Just enough to lubricate the frying pan.
When hot, pour some pancake batter into the frying pan. Tilt the pan so that the batter coats the surface of the pan evenly. This should be a very thin coat.
Fry the underside of the pancake for approximately one minute, shaking the pan from time to time till the pancake comes loose. You can also loosen it with the spatula. Check the underside to be sure it has browned to your liking, preferably light brown.
Flip the pancake so you can fry the top side as well. The pancake is ready when both sides are light brown.
- if you are in a hurry , use an electric whisk or pour all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- The lighter you make the batter, the thinner the pancakes will turn out.
- Place a little oil on a pan (preferable a non-stick pan), spread the oil with a brush to grease the whole surface and heat up until hot.
- 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 for 30 seconds, then flip over and cook the other side.