Baked Moi Moi Cups

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Moi Moi also known as bean cake, is a popular type of food in Nigeria, made out of beans, onions and peppers. Usually one can enjoy them in steamed form. But baking is so much easier. Also making them into cup form turns it into an easy on-the-go snack or meal. Not to mention this is #fitfam approved.  I hope you enjoy my recipe.

Ingredients

1 and 1/2 cups of black eye beans

1 chopped onion

1 large red bell pepper

1 tsp of nutmeg

1 tsp of ginger

2 large cooking spoons of palm oil or olive oil

salt

1 maggi cube

1/2 cup of ground crayfish

1 habanero

12 count muffin pan

Preheat your oven to 375 F. Preferably soak your beans over night to loosen the skin. remove skin from the beans.

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Combine the beans, habanero, onion,red bell pepper, and 1 cup of war water. Blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl.

 

In a separate bowl warm your oil in the microwave for about 1 minute. Add in your maggi and mix .

Add in the oil mixture into the large bowl. Also add in the crayfish, nutmeg, ginger, and a little salt

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*Be sure to taste your batter, making sure there is enough salt.

With an electric mixer or spatula, mix the batter for a good 3-5 minutes, until smooth.

Oil cupcake pan with oil.

Pour in batter into each cup, making sure no to fill to the rim

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Pour water into a baking tray, place muffin tray into the baking tray (the steam from the water will help cook the moi moi)

  • optional: you can now add pieces of egg, corned beef, or fish into your muffin

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Cover muffin pan with foil. Place in the center of oven. Bake for 45 minutes. At the halfway mark, make sure there is still water in the baking pan, refill as needed. Check your moi moi with a toothpick by sticking it in the center, if it comes out dry it is done. If its wet, continue to bake for about 5-10 minutes.

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When done allow to cool for 30 minutes. Enjoy

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Plantain Egg Stew Muffins

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Being from Nigeria, plantains made with eggs and tomatoes is a standard meal for breakfast. I was thinking how can I have the same meal but on the go and more healthy. Thats when plantain muffins came to mind. To my fellow Nigerians its like have plantain and egg stew in one bite. So if your looking for some more meal prep ideas this will be perfect for you. I hope you enjoy my creation as much as I do. Lets go on a tasteful ride.

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Ingredients

1 ripe plantain

4 eggs

1 tomato (chopped)

1/2 of a small onion (chopped)

Pan non stick spray

cupcake pan

1/ tsp of salt

1/2 tsp of black pepper

1/2 garlic powder

1/2 cayenne pepper

1tbsp of coconut oil

1 Habanero (minced)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cut plantain into 1/2 inch pieces. Season with a little salt. Heat up a coconut oil in a frying pan. Sear on one side for 3 minutes each and remove from heat.

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Spray cupcake pan with PAM. Take 2 pieces of plantains and mash  (using fingers) into bottom of an individual cupcake space. Making sure to cover the bottom.( See picture below) You should have about 5-6 cups.

Mix eggs, tomatoes, onions, habanero and above spices.

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Using a measuring cup pour in egg mixture into each cup, filling it about 3/4 full *

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Place in oven and bake for 16- 20 mins. Checking periodically, by poking the middle with a toothpick to see if its fully done.

When done allow to cool and Enjoy

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