Apam Balik Recipe: Make This Easy & Delicious Malaysian-Style Peanut Pancake At Home

Recipe video included at the bottom of the article

This Apam Balik recipe shows a famous dessert-style peanut pancake that can be found in many Asian countries such as Malaysia. It can be enjoyed as a fluffy or thin-crispy pancake, with toppings such as peanuts, sweet corn and sugar! The thickness of the pancake will depend on the recipe used, but if you want to try something in between, try out this delicious recipe.


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Malaysian-Style Apam Balik Recipe (Peanut Pancake)

Batter: 2 cup all purpose flour, 2.5 tsp baking powder, 0.5 tsp baking soda, salt, 1 egg, 0.25 cup sugar, 1.5 cup water, 2 tbsp melted butter.

Toppings: sugar, peanut powder, cream corn and butter.

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Step 1: In a bowl, mix all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and a pinch of salt together. Then sieve the mixture so that the texture is powdery fine.

Step 2: In another bowl, whisk the egg and sugar until it foams a little bit.

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Step 3: After whisking, add water and flour mixture into the bowl and mix again.

Step 4: Mix in the melted butter, and then let it rest for 1 hour.

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Step 5: Heat up a non-stick pan on medium-low heat and add in the batter to your desired size. Let it cook until bubbles appear in the batter.


Step 6: Once the skin underneath is golden brown (check with spatula), add in cream corn, sugar and peanut powder (depending on your taste).

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Step 7: Carefully fold it into half and plate it. The batter in the middle is not supposed to be fully cooked.

Step 8: Cut it into triangles and it’s ready to be served. There should be a honeycomb-like texture in the batter.


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