How to make the Best Vegan Mafé (West-African Peanut Butter Stew) ever!

West African Peanut Butter Stew (Mafé) served with Fonio, and a side of fried Sweet Plantains

How to prepare a delicious West African inspired Vegan Peanut Butter Stew.

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This dish is a ‘veganized’ version of the delicious Senegalese dish known as, Mafé. This vegan peanut butter sauce serves really well with rice, couscous, fonio, quinoa & more. Of course, adding some fried plantains is always an added bonus to any dish, because plantains make life better! I served my Vegan Maafé with a super healthy grain known as, Fonio & a side of sweet plantains.

Ever heard of Fonio?


Fonio is an ancient grain, which is indigenous to Africa, and has been cultivated for over 5000 years. The Dogon tribe in Africa refers to it as, the seed of the Universe. Fonio is considered the “King” of all grains, and has even been discovered in some burial tombs of ancient Kemetic (Egyptian) royalty, as it was a grain associated with royalty.

Benefits of Fonio:

Fonio is so healthy, versatile and light on the stomach. (It is known to be more nutritious than quinoa)

• It is an alkaline, gluten-free grain

• It is super rich in amino acids and iron

• Fonio is great for increasing energy

• Aids in digestion

• Strengthens hair and nails

• Detoxifies the body

• Decreases the chances of heart disease.


Ingredients for Maafé Sauce: Grape-seed Oil, Ginger, Garlic, Pepper, Onions, Tomatoes, King Oyster Mushrooms, Peanut Butter, (Vegetables of your choice) Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Okra, Onion Powder, Curry, Salt, Oregano, Basil, Thyme, Soy sauce or Coconut Aminos. Ingredients for Fonio: Fonio & Water Ingredients for Plantains: Plantains &Oil