Fonio is a nutrient dense ancient grain native to West Africa. Rich in protein and essential amino acids, our Fonio Flour is naturally gluten free and boasts a light, nutty flavor. In this recipe, it's transformed into golden pancakes studded with sweet raisins for a lightly sweet, wholesome breakfast perfect for leisurely weekend mornings.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 5 min

Total time: 15 min

Fonio Flour Pancakes with Raisins
Copyright Recipe © 2019 Woodland Foods


  • 1 1/2 Cups Fonio Flour

  • 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder

  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar

  • 2 Eggs

  • 2 Cups Whole Milk

  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil

  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

  • Pan Spray

  • 2/3 Cup Natural Seedless Raisins


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the Fonio Flour, baking powder,salt and sugar.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, milk, oil, raisins, and vanilla. Add wet to dry, and stir lightly, just until mixed. Let rest for half an hour in the refrigerator.

  3. Heat a large nonstick pan to medium low heat. Spritz with pan spray, and make three 6-i inch pancakes at a time, cooking on each side until golden brown. Repeat until all batter is used.

  4. Serve with maple syrup, fresh butter, and your favorite breakfast sides.