• Thursday, February 29, 2024
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Bean muffin: a tasty savory snack by Chef Gregory

bean cake muffins (1)

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes

Typically my association with muffins is always sweet flavours. I mean who doesn’t love a vanilla or red velvet muffin? When it was the time to do this week’s recipe, I was pleasantly surprised when I came across the Instagram page @diaryofanaija chef. The food on the page was very creative. I saw pineapple fried rice in an actual pineapple, amongst other creative dishes. Chef Gregory suggested showcasing a bean muffin recipe. It seems outside the box but it is actually a very creative and innovative way of making a bean-based meal. I think it is important if you can to learn how to make variations of your favourite meals both for the sake of practicality and to ensure you get all your nutrients. Deciding what to make for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time day after day is not easy. It can honestly be very stressful especially if you are busy and on the go, so I hope this recipe will be an added bonus in your culinary journey.



My guest chef this week is Seyene Gregory Otu also known as Chef Gregory. She sells food through her brand Chef Gregory products which are a line of products of Nigerian food mixes available for those in the diaspora and in Nigeria. The line comprises of dairy-free drinks, healthy foods mixes and much more. She also prepares fresh food for anyone who would like to make an order.

Chef Gregory’s Ingredients

1 cup beans flour of choice

1  overripe plantain
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Maggi cube 1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon of crayfish

1/4 cup Groundnut oil (or any oil of choice)
1 cup hot water
1 fresh egg beaten

Bean muffin Instructions
Pour beans flour into a bowl, add seasoning, pepper, and crayfish

Add hot water, stir, leave to sit for 10 minutes
Mash overripe plantain and pour into beans mixture
Add oil, stir till properly incorporated

Line muffin tray, pour beans mixture into the tray
Bake on medium heat, till it sets. Brush with egg, let it bake for 5 more minutes. (Insert a wooden stick to be sure it is properly dry)
Allow to cool, serve

There you have it, your bean muffins are ready! Please try it at home and let us know how it goes! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @bdculinarydelights and @maggi_nigeria and use the hashtags #magginigeria #myculinaryrecipe to show us your bean muffins and stand a chance to win some special prizes.

Chef Gregory ( Seyene Otu)
Instagram @diaryofanaijachef