Sweet Appam Recipe (Banana Appam)

By Swasthi on August 5, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Sweet Appam Recipe using whole wheat flour. These wheat flour appam are quick to make any time as it simplifies the entire process of soaking and grinding rice, the way it is made in the traditional method. I have added a banana to enhance the sweet flavor and can also be skipped.

instant sweet appam recipe

These Instant sweet appam are best prepared with fresh coconut and cooked in ghee. I made these a few months ago during one of the festival days for the evening Naivedyam. These also make a quick evening snack for the kids after their school and also go well in the school box.

These turn out to be a bit dense without the addition of soda, if not making for offering then do use soda. It helps to make them slightly lighter.

There is a small quantity of rice flour added in this recipe, if you do not eat rice on certain days then you can replace it with bombay rava or chiroti rava.

For more similar sweet recipes, you may like to check
Sweet paniyaram
Rava burfi
Banana sheera
Eggless banana pancakes

How to make Sweet Appam (Stepwise photos)

1. Heat half cup water in a pan. Switch off and add grated jaggery or karupatti. I used raw jaggery.

melt jaggery for sweet appam recipe

2. Stir and dissolve it completely.

jaggery syrup to make wheat flour appam

3. This is the ripe banana I used. It weighed about 110 grams (with skin on) and was 6 inches long. We are adding banana only to enhance the sweet flavor. Using too much banana may make them very dense, so giving you more details about size and weight. You can reduce the quantity of banana.

medium sized banana for paniyaram

4. Mash the banana very well.

mashed banana for instant sweet paniyaram

5. Filter the jaggery syrup.

Filter the jaggery syrup

6. Add coconut and cardamom powder.

Add coconut

7. Add rice flour and wheat flour. Mix very well and make a thick batter using more water as needed.

Add rice flour

8. Make sure the batter is of thick but pouring consistency and has to be lump free. Whisk very well for a minute.

consistency of wheat flour appam batter

9. Grease your paniyaram pan very well. Add ghee as desired and heat it.

greased pan to make wheat flour sweet paniyaram

10. Fill the moulds upto 3/4 level with batter.

Fill the moulds with batter

11. Cover and cook for few minutes. Check if the base if firm and has been cooked to golden. Then flip them with a skewer, chop stick or wooden spoon and cook until completely cooked or the edges turn brown.

Cover and cook

12. You can flip them again to make them slightly crisp.

flip them

Serve sweet appam hot or cold as desired.

wheat flour appam recipe
wheat flour sweet appam

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Sweet Appam Recipe (Banana Appam)

Instant sweet appam made with banana, jaggery and whole wheat flour. These are sweet treat that gets done in a flash!
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour / atta
  • 1 banana medium sized or 2 small bananas – 110 grams
  • 2 tbsps rice flour (can be replaced with semolina)
  • 2 tbsps coconut grated
  • ½ cup jaggery grated, or karupatti or palm jaggery
  • ½ cup water to melt jaggery
  • pinch soda (skip if making for naivedyam)
  • 2 pinches cardamom powder / elaichi
  • water as needed for batter



  • Dissolve jaggery in half cup slightly hot water. Set aside.
  • Mash the banana very well in a bowl. Filter the jaggery to the mashed banana.
  • Add coconut.
  • Add flours and then soda.
  • Mix well using more water as needed to make a batter of thick pouring consistency. (refer the picture). Do not add too much water. The batter must be free from lumps.

How to make Sweet Appam

  • Grease paniyaram pan with ghee and add ghee in each of the moulds. When the ghee turns hot, pour batter with a tbsp to fill 3/4 of the mould.
  • When the base sets and turns lightly golden to brown, flip them with a skewer or wooden spoon.
  • Cook until the other side too cooks and the edges turn golden.
  • Make sweet appam in batches. Serve hot or cold.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Appam Recipe (Banana Appam)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Potassium 148mg4%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hi…. Can we store these cooked appams…. For how many days

Can the batter be stored for a day?

Yummy!! Your mould rawa looks different… Have u placed it over a pan?

Where did you get your paniyaram kal? The paniyaram looks delicious!!

Can Banana be skipped?

you have mentioned jaggery twice. so 1/2 cup + 1/2 cup??

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Thank you so much for this delicious recipe….. By the way what is Idli rava.? In my area no grocer keep this….. Can we replace it with arwa chaawal or usnaa chaawal….. Pls suggest

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may i know where you bought this paniyaram kal(paniyaram tava)?

is it possible to get the pan in India,if yes how?