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no yeast puff puff

No Yeast Puff Puff

No Yeast Puff Puff -- a tasty variety of the traditional popular African snacks Puff Puff which is made of self-rising flour, sugar, beer, egg and oil. No need to wait long to get a bite of these delicious treats. Great for breakfast and parties too!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine African
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 263kcal
Author Imma


  • 3 cups (375 g) Self-rising flour
  • ½ cup (100 g) sugar
  • ½ cup (124.69 ml) beer , I used Heineken
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ¼ cup (296.25 ml) water
  • ½ teaspoons (1 g) nutmeg , optional
  • oil for deep frying


  • In a large, sauce pan pour vegetable oil, until it is at least 3 inches (or about 5 centimeters) high (too little will result in flatter balls), and place on medium heat until oil is 375 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl mix all the dry ingredients, flour, and sugar.
  • Stir in the water, eggs, beer ; mix well until everything has been fully incorporated. The batter should be smooth, thick and spoon able.
  • I use my hands to scoop up the batter; you can do the same or use 2 spoons – one to scoop up the batter, and another spoon or spatula to drop it in the oil- in the shape of a ball. Do not overcrowd the pan. Do so in batches
  • Fry for a few minutes until the bottom side is golden brown.
  • Turn the ball over and fry for a few more minutes until the other side is golden brown.
  • Use a large spoon or something like that to take it out of the oil. I usually place them on napkins right away to soak up some of the excess oil.
  • Roll in cinnamon sugar as soon as you remove from the pan or deep in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar , if you want to go the cinnamon sugar route.
  • Best serve warm


Here is a good substitute for self rising flour
3 cups flour
4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Cinnamon sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.6mg