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Nigerian Buns

Nigerian Buns -- tasty snack treats that are richer in flavor with crunchy outside and pillowy soft inside.
Course Snack
Cuisine African
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 buns
Calories 139kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 3 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup milk whole or 2%
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2- teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • 1/2-3/4 cup coconut flakes optional


  • In a medium bowl mix all the dry ingredients, flour baking powder, salt, sugar, grated orange, and nutmeg.
  • Stir in the milk, eggs, vanilla, and coconut flakes and oil; mix well until everything has been fully incorporated. The batter should be smooth, thick and spoon able.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If desired, you can roll the finished product in table sugar or powdered sugar to make it sweeter


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 99mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.1mg