Recipes from Aruba: Pan Bati

Recipes from Aruba

Pan Bati

Country: Aruba
Course: Bread
Makes: 4 to 6 servings


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal, ground fine
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • sugar, to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • vanilla extract, to taste


  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl, then gradually add water until the batter is slightly thicker than pancake batter.
  2. Turn on your pancake griddle, adding a little spray butter to prevent sticking.
  3. Pour the batter on the griddle. When the Pan Bati is a golden color on one side, flip.
  4. Remove from the griddle when the Pan Bati is firm and golden on both sides and keep warm until ready to serve.