Nigerian Plantain Moi Moi Recipe

Welcome to our blog! Today, we’re excited to share a delicious and traditional Nigerian recipe with you: Plantain Moi Moi.

If you’ve never had Moi Moi before, you’re in for a treat! This savory steamed pudding is made with mashed plantains and spices, and it’s a popular dish in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa.

Moi Moi is often served as a side dish or snack, and it’s a great vegan and gluten-free option. We’ll be sharing step-by-step instructions on how to make this tasty recipe at home, so keep reading to learn more!

Nigerian Plantain Moi Moi Recipe


  • 2 cups mashed plantains
  • 1 cup ground peanuts or peanut butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 habanero pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt, to taste
Nigerian Plantain Moi Moi Recipe
Nigerian Plantain Moi Moi Recipe


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the mashed plantains, ground peanuts or peanut butter, onion, garlic, habanero pepper (if used), vegetable oil, tomato paste, water, and salt until well combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into a greased 9×5-inch loaf pan or individual ramekins.
  4. Cover the pan or ramekins tightly with foil and place them in a large baking dish. Add enough hot water to the baking dish to come halfway up the sides of the pan or ramekins.
  5. Bake for 1 hour or until the Moi Moi is set and firm to the touch.
  6. Serve the Moi Moi warm as a side dish or snack. Enjoy!

Optional variations:

  • You can add other vegetables to the Moi Moi mixture, such as bell peppers, carrots, or sweet potatoes.
  • Try adding some cooked beans or tofu to the mix for a protein boost.
  • If you want to add extra flavor, you can also try stirring herbs or spices, such as cumin, coriander, or parsley.
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