African Yam recipe _ Yam cup

African Yam cup

I am not a morning person which translates to not being a breakfast person. I have breakfast maybe 15 mornings a year.  The mornings I do try to have breakfast during the week, I am almost always late to work.

This past weekend I challenged myself to eat breakfast for an entire week, to make my task easier I ventured to create a make-ahead breakfast that was easily microwaveable. Outcome of my experiment were these delicious yam and egg cups.  Make this ahead, store in the fridge and simply warm them up for a minute or two in the microwave. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did


  • Fresh African yam – 550g (About 6 regular round pieces)
  • Fresh Eggs- 5
  • Chopped vegetable of choice – 2 cups (I used Onion and peppers)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Maggi – 1 cube
  • Cornedbeef- 1 cup
  • ¼ cup – melted butter
  • ¼ cup – milk
  • Other seasonings of choice

Utensils – Baking dish or muffin pan


  • Place the cut and washed yams in a pot of salted water. Cook until tender (time required will vary based on new Vs old yam). Drain off excess water.

Yam cup 1*While the yam is cooking *

– Season the chopped vegetables with salt, pepper and any other spices you prefer. Set in the fridge

– Whisk the eggs, maggi cube, salt, seasoning and spices. Add in the corned beef. Set in the fridge

– Set your oven to 350 F

  • Yam cup 2Mash up the cooked yam. Seasoning with salt and pepper. Add in butter, milk, egg mix and vegetables mix. combine
  • Yam cup 3Generously grease your baking dish or muffin pan.  Pour the yam batter into the bakeware.
  • yam cup 4Bake for 25-30 minutes (yam is done when toothpick insert comes out clean). Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Serve with fresh juice or enjoy as breakfast on the go