Pancakes with a zing!

pancakesI grew up having this for breakfast. My mother loved to experiment in the kitchen and this was her usual go-to breakfast for me and my sisters. It is really easy to make. Most people would think this recipe is madness but with an open mind, your taste palate will thank you!



Vegetable Oil

1 ½ cup of all purpose flour


½ of nutmeg

3 teaspoons of baking soda

4 tablespoons of powdered milk

Pinch of salt

2 eggs

2 scotch bonnet pepper (Ata rodo)

½ bulb of onions

½ inches of fresh ginger

Peanut butter

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Sieve the flour together with the baking soda to remove lumps. Grate the nutmeg into the flour mixture and set aside. Mix the milk with warm water and sugar, the set aside. Whisk your eggs and set aside.

Blend the pepper, onions and ginger together. Now its time to mix them all up!

Make a hole in the centre of the flour then pour in the milk into it, along with the blended pepper and whisk until smooth. Pour in the whisked eggs and mix gently for consistency. If too thick, add warm water until it reaches a batter texture. Finally, add a pinch of salt.

A non stick pan is the right utensil for pancakes. Put the pan on low heat, add Two table spoons of oil  then gently scoop your batter into the pan and fry till it is light brown. For the final magic, serve the pancakes with a glob of peanut butter on the side.



Dolapo Alade is a media personality with considerable experience in event management and marketing. She studied Sociology and Anthropology at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife.

She currently works as an on-air personality at The Beat 97.9 FM Ibadan. She hosts the Drive time Show from the hours of four to nine p.m.  In the media business is a professional voice over artiste, she has worked with major agencies and brands for radio and TV adverts. She found her niche in public speaking and currently has extensive experience as a corporate MC and host.

She is also the co-owner of ‘Oddities’, a retail business that curates unique and fun jewelry. As far as event management goes, she is currently working on a retreat project of bonding and communication for couples of all kinds.

She considers herself an open minded and considerate person with a quirky sense of humour.


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