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African Pancakes

African Pancakes -- a comforting, rich, tender and tasty pancakes that are a cross between crepe and American pancakes. A great make ahead breakfast topped with either  butter, syrup or cinnamon sugar!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine African
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8 pancakes
Calories 392kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2- 2/3 cup sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavor
  • 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup oil optional


  • Sift together flour, sugar,nutmeg and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk together with a mixer or by hand . Mix in flour mixture until everything has been incoporated .Finally stir in melted butter.
  • Let the batter rest for about an hour 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 1/2 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 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown.
  • Lift with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. Serve hot sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, powder sugar or syrup


  1. You have to oil the pan for the first pancake, however, you do not have to do the same for the rest.
  2. For a lighter pancakes use 1 cup milk and 1/2 cup water   instead of 1 1/2 cup milk


Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 131mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1.9mg