Nthochi Bliss: Crafting a Malawian Banana Bread Recipe

Dish recipes: Nthochi
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Embark on a delightful journey to Malawi with our Nthochi recipe. These banana bites, locally known as Nthochi, fuse the sweetness of ripe bananas with a hint of coconut, offering a taste of Malawian comfort in every bite.


3 ripe bananas, mashed (lb: 1.36, kg: 0.6)

2 cups all-purpose flour (lb: 0.88, kg: 0.4)

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

A pinch of salt


Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a baking pan. In a bowl, combine mashed bananas, flour, sugar, shredded coconut, vegetable oil, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated, forming a thick batter. Pour the batter into the greased pan and spread it evenly. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow Nthochi to cool before slicing into delightful pieces.


Serve Nthochi as a delightful snack or dessert, perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. Share these banana bites with friends and family, spreading the joy of Malawian flavors.

Nthochi is more than a recipe it's a taste of Malawian warmth and the simple pleasures found in the heart of Malawi.