Oven Baked Moin Moin – Oven Baked Moi Moi Recipe

Oven Baked Moin Moin - Oven Baked Moi Moi Recipe


  • 3 Cups Brown/Black Eyed Beans
  • 2 Cooking Spoons Palm oil
  • 1 Cooking Spoon Vegetable/ Sunflower oil
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock ( Optional)
  • 2 Bell pepper (tatashe) or Shombo
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Atarodo
  • 3 Tablespoons Ground Crayfish
  • Smoked or Raw prawns
  • 4 Boiled Eggs
  • 1 Inch Ginger root
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Bouillon cubes
  • Salt to taste


Firstly, soak your beans then peel off the skin. To make the peeling faster and easier, soak the beans for 10 minutes, then using the pulse function on your jug blender, pulse a few times. This will cause each bean to split in two and the skin falls off. Do this in small batches, also add some of the stock if you’re using any, if not, just add water to each batch. Then pour into a bowl and complete the peeling by hand…

After peeling by hand, soak the beans in water for 30 minutes, that’s if your blender isn’t very effective, this will soften the Beans a bit so it blends easily. Then pour the beans in the blender, add the Peppers, Ginger, Garlic, and Onions and blend till smooth then pour contents into a bowl. The texture of your batter should be smooth and without lumps.

With a hand mixer, incorporate air into the batter by mixing for 5 minutes, you can also use do this by hand with a wooden spoon or ladle…

Melt the Palm Oil if you’re using any, do this in your microwave or on a hob, leave to cool, then add to the batter, also add the Vegetable Oil….

Mix thoroughly, then add the Bouillon cube, Crayfish, and Salt to taste…

Again, you’ll need to incorporate air into your Moimoi batter to make it fluffy and light. Mix the batter thoroughly for 10 minutes. After mixing, set aside…

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius, or 160 for fan assisted ovens…

Now, grease your Ramekins or Foil Containers to prevent the Moimoi from sticking to the casing…
Scoop the Moimoi into each ramekin, then add your fish, smoked prawns, and eggs or any protein you choose to use…

You can also use Greased Muffin Trays…

Add water to a baking tray, then place the Moimoi on the baking tray, this will help retain moisture in your Oven-baked Moimoi and prevent them from drying up….

Bake in the oven for 35-50 minutes…

Serve with hot Akamu (Pap), Custard, Oatmeal, chilled Garri, or on its own….

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