Puff Puff

Puff Puff is a popular Nigerian snack. It is deep fried similarly to doughnut. It is easy to make and requires just few ingredients. Here is recipe for fluffy Puff Puff.

Puff puff

Preparation time:

Total time: 2 hours


200g plain flour

70g sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

160ml lukewarm water

1 teaspoon active dry yeast

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)

Sunflower oil for frying


In a mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt and nutmeg.


In a small bowl mix the water with a teaspoon of sugar, add the yeast and stir well. Leave it for 5-10minutes to activate.


At the end of the 10minutes the yeast mixture should have foamed. If this doesn’t happen, discard it and try again.


Pour the yeast mixture into the flour mixture and mix thoroughly.


Cover with cling film or towel and leave to rise for 90-120minutes or till it doubles in size.


Pour oil into a deep pan. The oil should be atleast 3inches deep. Let the oil heat up and scoop the batter into the oil with your hand. You can also use ice cream scoop.


K’s Cuisine tip: For best result of the round shape use hand to scoop.

Test the oil by dropping a bit of batter in it. If it rises up after few seconds then the oil is ready.

Flip the  batter till it’s golden brown. Place Puff Puffs on kitchen towel to drain excess oil.

Puff puff

Best served warm.



9 thoughts on “Puff Puff

  1. I dont really like oily snack. I would like to know if your method of cooking/frying the puff puff and beans cake does not make them oily..

  2. Hi, thank you for sharing this recipe.Puff Puff came out brilliant I feel like a pro. My boys loved it and want it everyday. God Bless

    1. You’re welcome Feyi. lol at ur boys wanting it everyday oh dear…God bless u too and thanks for the feedback😊

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