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Plantain Pancake

Plantain Pancakes – Rich, tender, & delicious soft, tender, rich plantain pancakes, like pancakes but with a sweet plantain taste. Good for breakfast or make it for dessert with coconut sauce.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine African
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 -5
Calories 398kcal
Author Imma


  • 2 medium overly ripe plantains 1 cup puree
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2/3- cup milk
  • 3/4 cup water (add more if too thick)
  • ¼ cup sugar adjust to taste
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1- teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 -1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup oil optional


  • Cut up peeled plantains. Add to blender and blend until puree. You may do so with a potato masher. Then add the rest of the ingredients and pulse several times until all the ingredients have thoroughly mixed. Scrape the sides if need be and do one last pulse.
  • Let the batter rest for about 30 mins or more in the refrigerator or overnight.
  • Heat a skillet or a non stick frying pan then lightly coat the hot pan with vegetable oil, cooking spray, or clarified butter. Then pour about a ½ cup of batter depending on your fry pan or skillet. Tilt pan so the batter spreads across the bottom of the pan. Cook the pancake for about 1 minute on each side, or until the bottom is light brown.
  • Serve hot with coconut sauce, cinnamon sugar, powder sugar or syrup.


Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 249mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 576mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1845IU | Vitamin C: 16.5mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1.5mg