Imma's African Pancakes

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

Recipe: #38144

January 28, 2022

"Served with cinnamon sugar or syrup She used more sugar"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (545.1 g)
  • Calories 936.8
  • Total Fat - 50.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 20.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 1396.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1007.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 63.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.5 g
  • Sugars - 18.8 g
  • Protein - 56.8 g
  • Calcium - 334.5 mg
  • Iron - 8.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Sift dry ingredients

Step 2

Beat wet ingredients

Step 3

Mix together

Step 4

Let set at least an hour

Step 5

Heat pan

Step 6

Spray pam

Step 7

Add a light coating of butter

Step 8

Bake pancakes

Step 9



No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When picking the butter, make sure to use a high quality butter for the best flavor.
  • If you prefer a sweeter pancake, you can increase the amount of sugar used.

  • Replace the flour with oat flour to make the pancakes gluten-free. The benefit of this substitution is that it makes the pancakes suitable for people with gluten sensitivities or allergies.
  • Replace the butter with coconut oil to make the pancakes vegan. The benefit of this substitution is that it makes the pancakes suitable for people who follow a vegan diet.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips to the wet ingredients before mixing with the dry ingredients.

Fried Plantains: Sweet and savory, fried plantains are the perfect side dish to Imma's African Pancakes. Their caramelized flavor complements the nutmeg and cinnamon sugar in the pancakes, adding a unique depth of flavor to the meal.

Coconut Rice: Coconut rice is a perfect accompaniment to Imma's African Pancakes. The creamy texture of the coconut rice pairs nicely with the nutmeg and cinnamon sugar in the pancakes, and the hint of sweetness from the coconut adds a unique flavor to the meal.


Q: What type of pan should I use for these pancakes?

A: You should use a non-stick pan for this recipe. Make sure to spray it with cooking spray or lightly coat it with butter before adding the pancake batter.

Q: What is the best way to flip pancakes?

A: The best way to flip pancakes is to use a thin spatula. Gently slide the spatula underneath the pancake, then quickly and confidently flip it over. Make sure to use a wide spatula to prevent the pancake from breaking.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: African pancakes are believed to have originated in Ethiopia, where they are known as "injera." The dish is said to have been first served to Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II in the late 19th century.

Fun Fact 2: African pancakes have become popular in the United States due to celebrity chef Imma, who has been featured on the Food Network and other cooking shows. Imma's African pancakes are known for their unique combination of spices, including nutmeg and cinnamon, that make them irresistible.