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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Beju is a traditional Nigerian cookie, also famous in Brazil, that is made with cassava and coconut.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: African, Nigérian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 20 cookies
Author: Mike Benayoun
  • ½ lb fresh grated coconut (about 1 coconut), or dried shredded coconut
  • ½ lb cassava root
  • ½ cup sugar
  1. Peel the cassava root and grate it. It is also possible to grate the cassava in the food processor but the result might be a little coarser.
  2. Place the grated cassava root in a cheesecloth and squeeze out the excess moisture and starch from the cassava.
  3. Grate the coconut or shred it in the food processor. It is also possible to use dried shredded coconut.
  4. For this recipe, it is preferable to use caster sugar (finer than regular sugar) but crystal sugar will also work.
  5. Mix the three ingredients in a bowl.
  6. Preheat oven to 300 F / 150 C.

  7. Meanwhile, pour a little of the mixture into muffin molds. You can also use rings and pack the preparation within the rings.
  8. Place in the oven. After 20 minutes, turn the biscuits over and cook for another 10 minutes.
  9. Take the cookies out of the oven and sprinkle them with icing sugar (optional)