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Homemade Arepas Recipe

Homemade Arepas Recipe

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How To Make Homemade Arepas

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 2 cups maize flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil


  1. In a large bowl, mix the maize flour and salt together.

  2. Slowly add the lukewarm water to the flour mixture, stirring until it forms a smooth dough.

  3. Knead the dough on a clean surface for about 3-5 minutes.

  4. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and shape them into balls.

  5. Flatten each ball to form round discs, approximately 1/2 inch thick.

  6. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat and brush with vegetable oil.

  7. Cook the arepas on each side for about 4-5 minutes until golden brown.

  8. Transfer the cooked arepas to a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 375°F for 10 minutes.

  9. Serve hot with your choice of fillings such as cheese, beans, meat, or avocado.


  • Calories : 250kcal
  • Total Fat : 7g
  • Saturated Fat : 1g
  • Cholesterol : 0mg
  • Sodium : 590mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 42g
  • Dietary Fiber : 4g
  • Sugar : 1g
  • Protein : 5g
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