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Oat Moin Moin

Oatmeal Moin Moin

Moin Moin is a Nigerian dish typically made from beans also known as Bean Pudding. For those who are health conscious, or who have allergies with beans or those in the Fit Fam family, moin moin can also be made with oatmeal instead of beans. Oatmeal does have a number of health benefits. The recipe for Oat Moin Moin is as follows:


  • 1 cup of Oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup of chopped prawns
  • 1 tablespoon dry pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of crayfish powder
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • 1 cup of blended tomato and pepper mix
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped red onions
  • 2.5 tablespoons of Palm oil

How To Prepare

  1. Heat up palm oil and stir fry the onions for about a minute.
  2. Pour in tomato pepper mix and stir on medium heat for about 3 minutes.
  3. Season with seasoning cubes, crayfish powder, and dry pepper and allow to simmer on low heat for 2 minutes.
  4. Add prawns and allow to cook in the sauce for 3 minutes on low heat.
  5. Once prawns and cooked, stir and taste for seasoning and turn off the heat.
  6. In a bowl, mix oat with the tomato sauce pouring a little at a time till properly combined. Add 1/4 cup of water to loosen the texture of the oat moin moin a bit. You may need to add another 1/4 cup depending on how reduced your tomato sauce was.
  7. If cooking in the microwave, pour mixture in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1.30s – 2 mins depending on the strength of your microwave. Once heated and cooked, leave to cool and serve.
  8. If cooking in a pot, heat up water and reduce to low heat. The water serves as a steamer so it should not be over flowing. You can wrap the mix in banana leaves or use a mould and steam.
  9. Serve with eggs, chicken, beef, fish or any other accompaniment of your choice.

Original story from Afrolems.

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