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Crunchy Nigerian Buns

Crunchy Nigerian Buns – Extremely crunchy, soft Nigerian Street food or snack that is easy to make with just a few ingredients. I usually call it “Eat 1, take 2” because you cannot resist a second ball.

If you love Puff puff, Drop doughnuts and bofrot, add this to your list of deliciousness. These buns are soft inside and crunchy outside, just perfect with a cup of tea or yogurt.


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  • Flour: Self-rising flour can be used.
  • Melted butter
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Baking powder


  • Batter can be mixed with a wooden spoon or hand. It should have a pasty consistency, like puff puff. It is not DOUGH!
  • Batter doesn’t have to proof or rise, fry immediately.
  • Scoop batter with your hands, ice cream scoop or Watch this Video for 4 ways to Scoop Balls.
  • Make sure oil is about 2-3 inches deep and should be hot but not burning hot.
  • Do not overcrowd the frying pan.
  • Remove when golden brown and place it on an absorbent paper.


Is Puff Puff Different from Buns?

  • Puff puff is chewy and pillow soft, while buns are rich, crunchy outside and soft.
  • Puff puff needs yeast as a raising agent, which requires proofing time, while buns need baking powder and no proofing time, so fry right away.


It can be at room temperature for 2 days, then in the refrigerator for 3 days, and freeze for 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge, then reheat in the oven or microwave.

Crunchy Nigerian Buns

3.58 from 7 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: African
Keyword: buns
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 -15 balls
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Claudy


  • 3 cups All-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Butter or margarine melted
  • tsp Baking powder
  • 2 large Eggs at room temperature
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Evaporated milk or any Liquid milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Add the melted butter, sugar, milk, vanilla extract and eggs in a bowl, and whisk until everything is well incorporated.
  • Add the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, and salt in another bowl, then mix well.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and fold gently using a wooden spatula or hand until pasty texture is formed.
  • Pour oil into a large pot over medium heat. When oil is hot, drop a little batter, and if it takes a little time to turn brown, it means your oil is ready for frying.
  • Drop golf-ball size portions of the batter in the oil and fry for a few minutes until they turn golden brown ensure to stir while frying so they are thoroughly cooked.
  • When the doughnuts are ready, remove them from the oil and place them on a plate lined with absorbent paper. Then serve and enjoy!


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Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 425mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 2mg



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Hi, Welcome to my Kitchen. I am Claudy, a wife, content creator, food photographer, registered dental assistant and mom to 2 beautiful girls. I genuinely hope Claudy’s Recipes will be your first and final stop for any needed recipe.

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