Oven Baked Moimoi

Oven Baked Moimoi is simply Moimoi baked in an oven as opposed to hob steaming. Moimoi is also known as Steamed Bean Pudding. Moimoi is made with either brown beans, black eyed beans or lentils. Moimoi can be steamed in water on a hob or oven steamed, though the hob steamed method is much more popular than the oven steamed Moimoi. I already have a recipe for Hob Steamed Moimoi, click HERE for the recipe.

My Oven Baked Moimoi recipe calls for both Palm Oil and Vegetable Oil but you really don’t have to use the two. I use both so I’m able to retain as much moisture in my Moimoi cos baking does sap a lot of moisture from foods and yeah Moimoi with Palm Oil is absolutely yummy. Feel free to use more proteins or different ones from mine, with Moimoi anything goes really. You can use Minced Meat, Shredded Chicken, Meats or Turkey, various kinds of Fish really, the more, the merrier.

Let’s cook!


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


Some of my ingredients…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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

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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…

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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…

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You can also use Greased Muffin Trays…

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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….

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Bake in the oven for 35-50 minutes…

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And it’s all done….

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

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Very easy right? Do let us know how you get on with this Oven Baked Moimoi recipe. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Blog for automated notifications of new recipes. see you in the next recipe!

30 thoughts on “Oven Baked Moimoi

  1. Please can i use the aluminum moi moi plate to bake the moi moi? I must thank you for your cooking in cooking nice meals. I tried your coconut fried rice and it came out very nice, hobby loved it.Thanks

  2. Sis, thanks a trillion for the wonderful work you are doing here. We are grateful. Please it be baked on a microwave oven? If yes, how about the aspect of putting water in a tray? Thanks for finding time to answer – as I intend to prepare it as soon as possible.

    • Hi, thank you. Yes, it can be baked in a microwave oven. A mcowave oven doesn’t dry out foods as much as ovens so you’ll be fine without the water tray option…

  3. Please I tried this method out using the muffin pans. Though I forgot to cover with an aluminum foil. But still, the moimoi wasn’t done. Only the upper part just kept burning but the inside! Not cooked at all. What is the mistake I made?

    • The temperature of your oven was probably too high, try reducing it a notch next time. Also, could be the consistency of your batter…

  4. Hi sis jem, pls what do I use to grease the pans for baking the moi moi? Also pls when using greased muffin tray do I still need to put water in the pans?

    • Hi, sorry for the late response. You can use cooking oil and yes you still have to place pans with water in the oven…

  5. Great job you are doing on here, In truth none of your recipe has failed me, I am used to trying a second third time before nailing recipe on other blogs but thanks to your detailed directions. However, I have been baking my moi moi on the middle rack at 200 Celsius (that’s the lowest on my oven) for more than an hour 30 mins now and it’s yet to solidify nor get cooked. I’m considering finishing the cooking with the steaming method already but any input on how to nail this on my next try? Thank you

    • Hi, thanks so much for your comment. Perhaps, you should consider reducing the amount of liquid in your moinmoin batter. Too much liquid will hinder the cooking process. Quite frankly, oven temperatures differ by brand and energy levels so you could also consider starting on a higher temperature, then decreasing as you go. Hope this tips will help you on your next trial…

    • Hi, that’s why you need to place a tray of water underneath, this prevents drying out and helps retain moisture. Hope this helps…

  6. So Yummy.Beautiful Before The Eyes.And It Makes Me To Salivate And Yarn For It.Thanks Mummy Jemimah For All Your Wonderful Recipes,I Your Fan Says Thumbs Up ???And Keep The Ministry Moving

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