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Plantain pancakes with prawns on a plate

Savoury Plantain Pancake

Abi Olayiwola
Delicious, savoury pancake with plantains and prawns is easy to make; and perfect any time of the day.
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine African
Servings 2
Calories 417 kcal


  • 1 Plantain Ripe
  • 50 g Flour
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper flakes
  • 2 Eggs
  • 50 g Cooked small shrimps
  • 2 tablespoon Oil To grease the pan



  • Cut the two ends of the plantain. Make a slit down the length and remove the skin.
  • Cut the plantain into smaller pieces. Pour into a bowl; and use a fork or potato masher to mash.
    Ripe plantain mashed in a bowl ready to make plantain pancake
  • Add the flour, salt, ginger powder and onion powder into the bowl and mix.
  • Break the eggs in, add the shrimp and mix until smooth.
    Plantain pancake batter in a bowl


  • Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  • When the pan is hot, add a few drops of oil into the pan and spread with a paper towel around the base.
  • Add a ladleful of the batter into the hot pan, then move the pan round to spread it across the base.
  • Flip the pancake over when you can see little bubbles forming.
  • Cook for another 2-3 mins and remove from pan.
  • Add more oil to the pan if required as you make the rest of the batter.


Calories: 417kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 15gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 227mgSodium: 262mgPotassium: 554mgFiber: 3gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 1246IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 3mg
Keyword plantain
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