My healthy Ghanaian pancake recipe (with honey and lemon syrup)

Maame Awinador
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My healthy Ghanaian pancake recipe (with honey and lemon syrup)

The saying, “eat breakfast like a king” just got more intriguing, yummy and healthy with my Ghanaian pancakes made with a twist. Now you can have your favorite snack/ breakfast without feeling guilty. Make this easy dish for yourself, friends, and family.

Serving for 4 to 6 people


  • 5 tablespoons of semi-salted butter
  • 500ml of Milk
  • 4 medium cups of flour
  • Vanilla essence
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons of nutmeg
  • 1 medium cup of oats
  • Small cup of honey
  • 2 yellow lemons
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar

Utensils you’ll need

  • Blender or mixer (If you don’t have any of them, you can mix everything manually using a bowl and a wooden spoon)
  • Frying pan
  • Ladle
  • Oil
  • Bowl

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Pancake and honey


  • Pour your medium cup of oats into a blender (If you don’t have a blender you can put the oats into a small/portable mortar and pound with pestle till smooth. You also have the option of putting the oats into a ziplock bag and grinding it with a rolling pin)
  • Blend until flour becomes smooth
  • Pour flour into a bowl and set aside
  • Crack your eggs open
  • Put them in the blender and throw shells away
  • Add your milk
  • Add your 4 tablespoons of butter
  • Add one tablespoon of vanilla essence
  • Add the 3 teaspoons of nutmeg
  • Add the flour
  • Pour in the blended oats
  • Add the brown sugar
  • Blend thoroughly
  • Pour blended mix in a bowl
  • Heat your frying pan on the stove
  • Keep fire at medium heat
  • Fetch mix with ladle and pour into the frying pan
  • Use two ladles of the mix to make a medium/large pancake
  • Make sure once you pour mix into frying pan you turn the frying pan until the mix fills the pan
  • Let each side cook for 1 to 2 minutes on low to medium heat
  • The goal is to have each side look light brown

Honey and lemon syrup preparation

  • Pour the small cup into bowl
  • Squeeze the lemon juice into it
  • Mix thoroughly

  • Drizzle the lemon and honey syrup on pancake and serve hot
  • You can serve pancakes with my healthy tropical smoothie

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Strawberry, peach, banana, pineapple recipe

My healthy tropical smoothie recipe

Serving for 4 to 6 people


  • 500ml of unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • 2 small pawpaw
  • 1 medium pineapple
  • 3 bananas
  • 2 peach
  • 4 Strawberries
  • small cup of blueberries
  • 1 small cup of honey
  • small cup of ice

Utensils Needed

  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Blender
  • Tablespoon

Pineapple, banana, peach, strawberry smoothie recipe


  • Cut off the skin of your pawpaw, remove the seeds, and cut it up into small sizes
  • Cut off the skin of the pineapple and cut it up into small pieces
  • Peel the bananas and cut them up into pieces
  • Peel the skin of the peach and cut it up into small pieces
  • Cut up the strawberries into two
  • The blueberries don’t need cutting!
  • Put your cut fruit into a big ziplock bag or a bowl with a lid
  • Put it in the freezer for 12hrs to 24hrs

  • Put your frozen fruit into a blender
  • Add the 500 ml of unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • Pour in the 1 cup of honey
  • Add the small cup of ice
  • Blend the mix thoroughly

Your tropical smoothie is ready for serving. Enjoy this smoothie either with the pancakes for breakfast or it can be drank without anything. It is also a good dinner option after a nice work out.

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