Nigerian Buns Recipe
Prepare time: 25 min
Cook: 10 min
Ready in: 35 min

Nigerian Buns is one of the popular snacks in Nigeria. Nigerian Buns are fried dough balls with crunchy outer crusts. It should not be confused with puff-puff because it is softer and fluffier.


  • Flour
  • Egg (optional)
  • Milk or Water
  • Nutmeg (optional)
  • Baking powder
  • Warm water
  • Vegetable oil
  • Butter or Margarine (optional)
  • Sugar
  • Salt

Things You Will Need:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Frying Pan
  • Wooden spatula (for mixing)


  1. Add flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a small bowl and mix.
  2. Whisk the egg (that’s if u will be making use of any) and pour into the melted butter and mix until it looks lumpy.
  3. Put the sugar and milk in a cup of water and mix, making sure the sugar granules dissolve completely. Pour it into the flour and mix continuously, mix till you get stretchy sticky dough.
  4. Put the fry pan on the cooker and heat the oil on medium heat.
  5. When the oil is hot, scoop the dough into the hot oil and leave to fry till golden brown on both sides for about 5minutes.
  6. When done, put the fried buns onto a paper towel to remove excess oil.

Serve with chilled soft drink.


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