Ofam (plantain cake)

Ofam is a type of spicy plantain bread/cake. It’s made from overripe plantains.


  • 2 ripe plantain (over ripened)
  • ½ medium size red onion ( shallots is a great option)
  • 2 piece scotch bonnet pepper (to your taste)
  • 20g Fresh ginger (about thumb size or to your taste)
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 tablespoons of Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup Self Raising Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Crayfish Powder or spice cube
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3 Tablespoon Palm Oil
  • Loaf tin


  1. Set the oven to 200oC.
  2. Grease a loaf pan with palm oil.
  3. Peel and cut up the onion and ginger. Place in a food processor or blender,
  4. Add the scotch bonnet pepper and cloves and blend the mixture until smooth. Pour the mixture in a big mixing bowl.
  5. Add the salt and Crayfish or spice cube to taste.
  6. Peel the plantains and cut up into pieces.
  7. Blend the plantain in a food processor to obtain a semi-smooth paste. We will require small chucks of plantain in the mixture.  Pour this mixture into the mixing bowl with the previously blended vegetables.
  8. Add the flour and mix well.
  9. Now add the palm oil and stir in well.
  10. Add the baking powder and mix until well incorporated.
  11. Pour the mixture into a loaf tin greased with palm oil.
  12. Place it in the oven to bake at 375 degrees for 30 mins.
  13. When it is thoroughly baked, insert a skewer into the cake, when it comes out clean, it is ready to be eaten.
  14. Remove from the oven and let it cool down before removing from the loaf tin for about 30 minutes.Serve the ofam with boiled eggs and nuts. It can be eaten as dessert, main meal, side dish or a snack or with salads.



********************LADY ELOLO***********************



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