Nigerian Buns Recipe
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Nigerian Buns Recipe: Crunchy Nigerian Buns Recipe

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Nigerian Buns are one of the popular street snacks in Nigeria and loved by most Nigerians. Nigerian Buns are so delicious especially when they’re well prepared by following or using the right Nigerian Buns recipe.

I could remember when I was going hard on my self because I couldn’t make it at home to taste just the way I had wanted it. I love it when it’s crispy and crunchy on the outside and the inner part of my Nigerian Buns is moist.

I think that’s the way most people want it anyways. It tastes incredible yummy when it’s crunchy and crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.

Nigerian Buns Recipe

Meanwhile, I love homemade foods. There’s this feeling that I normally have whenever I’m doing something right especially when developing my recipes with an outstanding outcome.

I won’t give up on any recipe I love, never! I must finally get it right even if it takes me so many months to get it right. So, guys, you can imagine the feelings, when I finally developed this perfect Nigerian Bun recipe.

Moreover, I’ll also like to note that, Nigerian Buns can be tricky, If it’snot properly mixed or when the measurements are not accurate.

These Buns taste so good and nice especially when this recipe is followed to the letter. I used simple ingredients that you can easily find in your kitchen and you’ll achieve perfect results.

Let me quickly answer some questions regarding Nigerian Buns.


Absolutely no! The only way is to fry it. You can’t have crispy and crunchy buns by baking it. You can only fry.


I’ve seen so many people complained of uncooked buns. Sometimes they complained of their buns getting soaked in the oil, thereby messing up the whole thing.

The best way to fry the buns is by making sure your frying oil is on medium heat. Not too hot and not too warm. Try to be regulating the heat temperature, if you discover that it’s getting too hot, reduce the heat.

Immediately you realise the temperature is going down, you can increase it again.

In this way, you’ll be sure you are doing it right. Allow the buns to fry for a minimum period of 8 minutes. It takes longer time to fry than the Nigerian Puff puff.

Nigerian Buns Recipe


You can preserve it in the refrigerator in a tight container for 5-6 days without getting bad.

You can reheat in the microwave by using the lowest temperature for 1 minute.

If you plan to have the buns for your breakfast, make sure you have a cup of hot tea for maximum satisfaction. And if you’re planning to have it for lunch, get your chilled drinks ready and enjoy!

I’ll also share a video below, where I’ll take you through step by step process of my Nigerian Buns Recipe.

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So let get down to work!


Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Nigerian
Servings 6 People
Calories 155 kcal


  • 500 g (3.5 cups) Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp nutmeg ( you can substitute for vanilla flavour extract or cinnamon of same amount)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 eggs (cold)
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat milk, water or 50/50 (cold)
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower oil or regular cooking oil
  • 1 litre Vegetable oil


  • The first thing is to sieve all the dry ingredients together: the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and sugar and give them a good stir, mix them all together properly.
  • Make a well in the middle of the bowl to start adding the wet ingredients. Add the melted butter with the sunflower oil first, whip the egg together and add. Use your Spatula or hands to mix everything together with the dry ingredients.
  • Go ahead to start adding the milk bit by bit until the right consistency is achieved. Nigerian Buns dough should be sticky and not watery.
  • The dough should not be too soft. After achieving the right consistency, then leave at room temperature to rest for 5 minutes to activate the glutton level.
    Nigerian Buns recipe


  • On a medium heat place your deep pan and pour the frying oil to heat the oil.
  • Start scooping out the dough into the oil one after the other to start frying. Turn immediately after some few seconds to avoid flat buns. We want round buns not flat. Do not over crowd the pan, give space for manouvering.
    Nigerian Buns
  • Allow to frying between 8-10 minutes to be sure they're well cooked. Trying to be regulating the heat to be sure they're well cooked on the inside and to be sure they're not soaking the oil too.
  • Take them out when they're properly fried and golden brown too, drain and they're ready to be served.
    Nigerian Buns
  • Repeat the process for the remaining dough.
  • Serve and enjoy!
    Nigerian Buns



Serving: 1servingCalories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 17.5gProtein: 3gFat: 8gCholesterol: 53.5mgSodium: 223mgSugar: 6g
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