If you have some overripe plantains lying in your kitchen, then this tatale recipe is the best way to utilise them! Tatale is a staple in Ghanaian cuisine. The main ingredient in tatale is mashed plantains which are spiced with a combination of ingredients to create the unique Ghanaian pancake. Traditionally, I have witnessed tatale being fried in an excessive amount of palm oil and this is why I created a lighter version which uses less oil. This recipe is plant-based, vegan, gluten-free (if you use a gluten-free flour instead) but most of all, delicious! Without further ado, here is the recipe!


TATALE (Plantain pancake)

Servings 5 small pancakes (roughly)


  • 2 small Overipe plantains (Or 1 large overripe plantain)
  • 1 thumb-sized Piece of fresh ginger (Grated)
  • 1 large Clove of Garlic (Crushed)
  • 2 Small green chillis (Chopped)
  • 1/2 Spring Onion
  • 1/2 Small white/red onion (Grated)
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 3 tbsp Flour of your choice (White, gluten free, oat)
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil (For cooking)


  1. In a large bowl, mash your plantain until it is smooth. 

  2. Add the rest of your ingredients into the bowl and mix until completely combined.

  3. In a frying pan, add your oil and spoon your plantain mixture in to form the shape of a flat pancake. Do this until all the mixture has been used. 

  4. Enjoy! x


I served my tatale with a chunky version of my guacamole recipe! The combination was perfect!



I hope you liked this post and I hope you give this recipe a try!


Bry xo