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apam balik

Apam Balik (Dairy-Free)

Apam Balik. A delicious Malaysian street food pancake filled with sweet creamed corn, peanuts, sugar and butter. Easy to make at home and indulgent! This is my dairy-free version of this cultural dessert.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting time for dough: 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine malaysian
Servings 3 large pancakes
Calories 457 kcal


  • vegan butter for frying



  • white granulated sugar as much as desired
  • peanuts chopped, as much as desired
  • 250 ml creamed corn canned
  • vegan butter


  • In a large mixing bowl, sift and whisk all-purpose flour, self rising flour, baking soda, and salt.
    dry ingredients for french fry corn dog
  • Then in a small bowl, mix together warm oat milk, dry yeast, vanilla extract and sugar. Allow yeast to melt completely.
    yeast water
  • Pour the yeast milk into the dry ingredients and mix.
    mix yeast water with dry ingredients
  • Crack an egg into the batter and whisk again. Do not overmix.
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  • Cover the batter and allow it to rest for 30 minutes up to 1 hour if you have extra time.
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  • In a small pan set over medium-low heat, melt some butter to coat your pan and wipe the excess with a paper towel.
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  • Ladle your batter into the pan and smooth it out into a circle.
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  • Then swirl the batter against the wall of the pan to create a "crust".
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  • Cover the pan with a lid. Let this cook until bubbles form all over the pancake, about 2-3 minutes.
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  • Once the bubbles have formed, sprinkle a generous amount of sugar, creamed corn, peanuts and as much better as desired.
  • Cover the pan back with a lid for 2 minutes.
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  • Then in the pan, fold one side over to create a semi-circle pancake.
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  • Slide onto a cutting board and slice in half with a sharp knife. Repeat this process for the remaining pancakes. Enjoy!
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Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 713mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 488IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 265mg | Iron: 5mg