Gluten Free Fonio Pancakes

Gluten Free Fonio Pancakes

Fonio Pancakes

What’s not to enjoy in these gluten-free pancakes, made from one of the world healthiest flours. Fonio (Acha) flour.

Acha is grown in Nigeria mostly in the northern parts, it is native to West Africa and is said to be one of the oldest grains ever cultivated.

People with gluten intolerance, gluten allergies or celiac diseases, need not miss out on eating baked goods, Fonio flour comes highly recommended as it is completely gluten-free.

Fonio/Acha can be used to make Gwote, Acha Pudding, Tuwo Acha and many more gluten free baked goods. Let’s explore just a few health benefits of the Superfood Fonio (Acha) (skip to recipe)

“Fonio is gluten-free and it doesn’t contain any of the proteins that are found in gluten, so it is perfectly safe to eat if you do have celiac disease.

Because of its low glycemic index and its high fibre content, Fonio can also be a very useful food to eat when you are trying to lose some weight. Fonio is very easy to digest and, given its such high fibre content, it also passes easily through the body and will ease constipation and improve the digestive process

Fonio has a very low glycemic index, so it is absorbed into the body slowly and doesn’t cause spikes in the blood sugar levels that other refined grains do. It also contains sulphur, chromium and amino acids that help to control diabetes and studies have indicated that eating. Fonio might be a way to control blood sugar levels in diabetics.


Ingredients (serves 2)
  • ¾ cup Fonio flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp sugar (or sweetener of choice)
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • a pinch of salt
  • ⅛ tsp baking soda
  • ⅛ tsp baking powder
  • *a pinch of all spice (nutmeg,cinnamon,ginger) *optional*
  • Vegetable oil to brush on pan
*vegans can skip eggs and replace milk with plant-based milk of choice.


  • In a bowl mix all the ingredients except the oil together with a whisk.
  • Place a pan on medium heat, once warm brush with oil and leave to get hot, and turn the heat down
  • Stir before scooping into the pan, small scoops are recommended.
  • Flip over once the top starts pop bubbles. Ensure both sides are golden brown

Serve warm with butter, honey and a side of fruits.

7 thoughts on “Gluten Free Fonio Pancakes

  1. My favourite food bender!
    I’m gonna try this.
    There’s always acha in my house as we are trying to manage my husband’s blood sugar. I am glad there’s something else to turn it into.

    Well done!


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