Ingredients for Nigerian Buns.

450g All-purpose flour.
100g Granulated sugar. 
225g Cold milk and water mixture. (75g milk &75g water)
50g Melted butter or vegetable oil.
7g Baking powder.
1g Salt. 
2g grated nutmeg.
1 large egg
1.5-liter oil for deep-frying
2 Tbs Evaporated milk (optional)
1 Tbs Honey (optional)


  • Depending on the kind of flour you have, you might need more liquid or less. This measurement is perfect with bread flour and multipurpose flour.
  • Regardless of the flour you have, a great way of getting the right consistency for buns dough is by first doing 50% hydration. i.e., If you have 1000g of flour, 50% hydration will be 500g of liquid (milk and water mixture.) 
  • After adding all the wet ingredients, mix properly. Then decide to add more liquid if needed.
  • Buns need a deep-fry. This means you need enough oil.
  • It is advisable to use a deep frying pan or pot.

Instructions on How to Make Nigerian Buns.
  • In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and nutmeg. 
  • In the mixture, add milk, eggs, melted butter: evaporated milk, and honey (optional). Mix thoroughly; the batter should be a smooth, not runny, and not stiff dough. Allow the mixture to rest for 15mins.
  • In a deep pan, add vegetable oil. Ensure to have enough frying fat, at least 5 centimeters high.
  • Ensure that the oil is not super hot or warm. A midpoint is excellent. 
  • Scoop the batter in small sizes; they increase in size when they come in contact with heat. Also, do not overcrowd the pan. 
  • Fry for between 10-15 minutes. Yes, it needs time to cook correctly; else, the inner part will remain raw.
  • Turn from time to time until golden brown.
  • Take the buns out of the oil place on napkins to soak up excess oil.

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  1. Rose Ann Sales16 June 2020 at 12:47

    This looks so delicious,thanks for sharing.

  2. These look amazing! Definitely adding to the quarantine cooking list. :)

  3. Okay those look AMAZING. Totally trying out this recipe, thanks!

  4. Nigerian buns sound fabulous. Thanks for the easy to follow recipe.

  5. These look so tasty! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  6. This looks delicious and similar to some things we have in America!

  7. wow..the recipe looks much easy to make and these buns looks so tasty and delicious...gonna surely try them...

  8. Kimberly Caines17 June 2020 at 04:15

    Nigerian Buns looks really yummy and delicious. I will have to try this recipe.

  9. Looks easy to make. Thank you for sharing this nigerian bun.

  10. This looks delicious and what we love more is that this recipe looks easy to follow! Will give it a try in the weekend! :)

  11. Wow, didn't know that you also cook and bake! Welcome to the club! Will surely try this soon!

  12. I didn't know there was Nigerian buns.
    I know buns as buns.but they look delicious.

  13. Me and the kids are always trying new recipes and I think I found our next one to try out!

  14. I have never heard of this before but it looks super tasty. I would love to try to make Nigerian buns.

  15. This nigerian buns looks really yummy and delicious. I will have to try this for our sunday snacks.