I have been experimenting with our Nigerian pap (akamu, ogi, koko as it is known as) and realised that it we can be used in various ways apart from making it with hot water as a custard to take with our favourite Nigerian akara or as baby’s first weaning meal. If you are not new here, then you will have seen how to make pap for baby and how to make the white pap too. If you haven’t, then click on the links to get it and also there’s a process of how to turn your wet pap into dry form, which we are going to use for this pap powder pancakes.

Dry pap powder is very versatile and has a long shelf life than its wet form, unless you have a freezer. If you want to store your pap for long without worrying, then turn it into powder after making it. You can also buy pap in the market and then dry it yourself if you don’t want to stress doing the whole process. That way, you are sure of the powder you are giving your baby and kids. Now, lets make this simple pancakes which is healthier than the regular flour pancake because dry pap is fermented corn, which is nutritionally better than regular flour.

You can give this pap powder pancakes as a finger food to your toddler too or it can serve as a family breakfast topped with fruits, honey, dates syrup and more.

Pap Powder Pancake Recipe


  • 3-4 tbsps Dry Pap Powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp spice (nutmeg or cinnamon)
  • Sugar to taste (I used dry dates powder)
  • 1 cup milk (you can mix powdered milk in water)
  • 1-2 eggs
  • 3-4 tbsp oil or butter
  • Oil for brushing


  1. Mix the dry ingredients (pap powder, baking powder, spice and sugar) together in a bowl.
  2. Mix the wet ingredients (milk, eggs, and oil) in a separate bowl.
  3. Pour the dry into the wet ingredients and mix together.
  4. Brush oil in a pan and scoop pancakes in batches to cook on low-medium heat.
  5. Flip to cook the other side.

You can make these pancake as a crepe or as a thick pancake by adding less or more pap powder to make your batter. Check other recipes using pap, akamu, ogi here.

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