Fonio Flour



Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Total Time

35 minutes


  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, tempered to room temperature
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup (or alternative)
  • 1 ¼ cup milk (or non dairy alternative)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup apple sauce
  • 1 ¼ cup Farafena Fonio Flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp ground chia seeds
  • Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, beat butter, egg, syrup, milk, vanilla and apple sauce on medium speed for 1 minute. Mix in ground chia seeds. Allow to sit 3 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together Fonio Flour, baking powder, salt and chia seeds. Mix well.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  • Mix just until incorporated. Do not over mix. Allow to sit 3 minutes. Mixture will be thick (It’s okay to have clumps);
  • Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium heat or heat and grease a waffle iron.
  • Pour ¼ cup of batter into pan.
  • Cook 3-5 minutes or until bubbles form near center of pancake and edges are dry.
  • Flip and cook additional 3-5 minutes more.