Ofam is definitely one of my favourite plantain recipes! Who would have thought that you could bake a cake with plantain as the base?! Well, through giving a healthy twist to my grandmother’s recipe, I managed to make this delicious and healthy treat! It was so simple and easy to make and besides digging my teeth into slice after slice, the best part was smelling the aroma of the warm bake in the air after it came out of the oven. It can be eaten sweet or savoury and it is as moist and as tasty as ever. The recipe uses very few ingredients and I am so proud of the outcome! Without further ado, here is how I made it:-
OFAM (PLANTAIN CAKE)
- 2 very ripe (black) plantains
- 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
- 3 tbsp tom brown flour/plain flour
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- A pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp coconut oil (instead of palm oil in the original recipe)
Preheat your oven to 180*C.
Mash two ripe plantains in a bowl.
Add your tom brown/other flour, ginger, coconut oil, chilli powder and other seasoning. Mix thoroughly.
Line a loaf tine with coconut oil and pour the mixture in.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until cooked through. The cake should be moist. It is ready when you stick a toothpick in the cake and it comes out dry.
Enjoy with some jam or other sweet toppings or have it with my guacamole recipe!
I hope you enjoy this recipe!