“No milk” soft pancakes

You could say I’m in love with my blue bowl, but not just that. The thing is, I miss what my mama usually made me for breakfast! Even though I just wrote about blueberry pancakes the other day, I thought it’s worth sharing with you how I make my Kenyan pancakes.

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five pancakes

Mind you, no milk this time. And I bet they’re so delicious.

Kenyan pancakes

Preparation time


Cooking time



  • 1 3/4 flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 decilitres water
  • Cooking oil
Number of pancakes

7-8 (depends on what size you choose)


And let me not leave it out… you, of course, you need a pan!


It’s simple! First, put the water in a large bowl. Then add the flour. Whisk the batter thoroughly to make it as smooth as possible (well mixed). Beat your two eggs into the batter.

white batter and two beaten eggs in the midle

Add salt and sugar. Mix/whisk a bit more to make sure everything is well incorporated into the batter.

Heat your pan to medium heat. Moisten your pan with a little cooking oil. The reason I do this is that I’ve heard people say, “The first pancake is like two siblings. One has to be a little strange.” Funny, right? But the mistake that leads to this is overheating the pan and putting the batter in a very dry pan, which causes it to stick.

Assuming that won’t happen to you, you can now make your Kenyan pancakes. Cook them one at a time, frying them in the same way as chapatis.

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