Pancakes – plantain or banana and egg recipe

pancakes with avocado spread

Pancakes! Flapjack! Waffles! These are a few of my favourite things. My 5-year old son and I love making pancakes and flapjacks together.

Kid in the kitchen

My son’s willingness to help is very useful in the kitchen. I enjoy working with him in the kitchen and I think he does too. In fact, he is turning into quite the little chef. He does a great job of safely fending for himself in the kitchen.

I am curious, do you also allow your kids to help you in the kitchen?

Back to the pancakes and flapjacks!

A few months ago, I was in the process of making my boys (son and husband) a random three course breakfast meal. I decided that pancakes were going to be the first course but I ran into a problem. The pancake flour mix was finished.

After a few moments of panic, I went into ‘Google, please help me mode’ and guess what I found?

I found a quick and easy two-ingredient healthy pancake recipe! Long story short, I made pancakes using only two ingredients – bananas and eggs. I used olive oil for frying but I don’t count that as an ingredient. The recipe I found was from Gimme Delicious.

Instructions on how to make the egg and banana or plantain pancakes


  • 4 bananas or use plantain to add a Nigerian twist
  • 4 eggs

You will also need:

  • Olive oil, butter or any other oil you like to use for frying
  • Frying pan
  • Stove


  • I made an avocado spread for our pancakes but you can use other toppings such as honey, syrup, cinnamon or fruits.
African bananas or plantain
Ingredients: Bananas or Plantain
African eggs
Ingredients: Eggs
Break eggs into a bowl and mash bananas or plantain into a separate bowl

Step 1: Break eggs into a bowl and mash bananas or plantain into a separate bowl
4 broken eggs and mashed bananas or plantain
Step 2: Mix the mashed bananas or plantain and the broken eggs to make butter. Thereafter, place oil or butter in a frying pan and make your pancakes or flapjacks.
The final product will be your egg and banana or plantain pancakes
pancakes with avocado spread

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South African Food for Nigerians to Try

Tribe/ Mogodu and Pap

South African food is as colourful as its people, who speak 11 official languages and unofficial languages such as Tsotsitaal. Despite this, I’ve realised that most Nigerians in South Africa still prefer Nigerian food and that some Nigerians are yet to try South African food.

That is why I’ve decided to write this article about South African food for Nigerians in South African to try.

Remember the saying when in Rome, you do what the Romans do? I think it is very applicable in this case. Here is my recommended list of South African food that will give you a good taste of South Africa.

Vetkoek/ Magwinya

  • Pair with curried mince
  • Shop at Vuyo’s Restaurant in Soweto

South African Food - Vetkoek/ Magwinya

Tribe/ Mogodu

  • Pair with Samp, Dumpling Or Papa
  • Shop at Pata Pata Restaurant in Jeppestown or Vuyo’s Restaurant in Soweto

Dumpling/ Dombolo

  • Pair with your favourite stew
  • Shop at Vuyo’s Restaurant in Soweto

Chicken Feet/ Maotwana

  • Pair with Gravy and Pap
  • Shop at for chicken feet at Ayepyep Lifestyle

South African Food - Chicken Feet/ Maotwana