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Dan Wake Recipe

Dan Wake is a popular Nigerian breakfast dish made from wheat flour, spices, and eggs. It is a simple yet flavorful dish that is easy to make at home and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. Originating from Northern Nigeria, Dan Wake is a traditional food that has been enjoyed for generations. It is a staple food in many parts of the country and is a popular breakfast dish throughout West Africa.

Now, let's get started with the recipe!


  • 2 cups of wheat flour

  • 2 teaspoons of sugar

  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup of milk

  • 1/4 cup of oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

  • Butter or oil for cooking


  • Mixing bowl

  • Whisk or fork

  • Non-stick skillet or griddle

  • Spatula


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Whisk to combine.

  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until light and frothy. Add the milk and oil and whisk to combine.

  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. The batter should be thick but pourable. If it's too thick, add a little more milk.

  4. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Add a little butter or oil to the pan.

  5. Using a ladle, pour the batter onto the skillet or griddle, making small circles. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the edges start to dry and the bottom is golden brown.

  6. Flip the Dan Wake over with a spatula and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown.

  7. Remove the Dan Wake from the pan and repeat with the remaining batter.

Allergy Concerns: This recipe contains wheat flour and eggs, so it may not be suitable for those with gluten or egg allergies. You can try substituting the wheat flour with a gluten-free flour such as almond flour or oat flour, and using a flax egg or applesauce in place of the eggs. Please be sure to check the ingredients carefully before making this recipe.

Calories Intake: Each Dan Wake serving contains approximately 200-250 calories.

Healthy Alternatives: To make this recipe even healthier, you can try using whole wheat flour instead of white flour, and reducing the amount of sugar or using a natural sweetener such as honey or maple syrup. You can also add some chopped nuts or fruit to the batter for added nutrition and flavor.

Spicy Level: This recipe does not contain any spicy ingredients, but you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper or chili powder if you prefer a spicier Dan Wake.

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We hope you find this recipe and information helpful! Enjoy making and eating your homemade Dan Wake breakfast!

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