Nigerian Food

How to make buns

I am so excited about this post. learning how to make buns was one of my special moments in life! if you want to know why, just ask me!!

Buns is a popular snack in Nigeria and a very important member of the small chops family. It is also a close sibling to puff-puff. They are very similar yet different. Buns are crunchy and less oily than puff puff.

A bun is a sweet bread based roll and they come in many sizes and shapes, usually small sizes. Some variations of buns are filled with fruits, nuts, jams, cream, meat and icing.

This snack is made with flour, milk, butter, baking powder, eggs. You can add other spice like cayenne or nutmeg! Nigerian buns are usually crusty on the outside while soft or fluffy on the inside.

Small chops like buns can be gotten in restaurant and pastries worldwide and it is loved by children and adult. It is usual to see people eating buns in the morning, afternoon and even night, you can get addicted to it.

Seeing how tasty, popular and important this small chop is, we decided to teach you how to make buns.

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Health benefit

  • Rich source of carbohydrate
  • Provides the body with minerals like calcium and iron
  • Presence of vitamins like folate and thiamin
  • This snack has the ability to fill you up easily
  • Can be taken by all classes of people but it has to be made to suit their health status
  • Has a considerable amount of protein!
  • Very addictive and fattening too.


  • 400 g of flour ( all-purpose flour)
  • Four tablespoons of butter
  • Two tablespoons of baking powder
  • A teaspoon of powdered nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of evaporated milk or powdered milk
  • One raw egg ( optional)
  • Warm water
  • Salt ( 1 teaspoon)
  • Vegetable oil


  • Firstly, pour the vegetable oil in a pan and allow to preheat, just before you start preparing the batter!
  • In a bowl, mix the flour, butter, baking powder, sugar, salt, nutmeg, milk, and egg together.
  • Add 1 cooking spoon of warm water, and check to have your desired consistency! (soft, light, strong, hard).
  • Mix the batter lightly until it is stretchy and smooth.
  • Do not over-stir or overwork the batter!!
  • Check the oil now, scoop small batter and place in the oil and check. The oil shouldn’t be too hot or too cold.
  • If the oil is too hot, it will cook too quickly and the inside will be undercooked, while if it is “cold”, the batter will end up soaking oil.
  • Set the heat to medium heat, and scoop some of the batter and place in the pan. You can use a spoon to do that or your hands.
  • Do not overcrowd the pan! Fry the buns in batches!
  • Allow the buns to fry for 15 minutes on medium heat.
  • Occasionally stir and turn the buns on all sides!
  • The buns are ready when they are golden brown
  • Remove those set and reduce heat to low, before adding the next batch, increase the heat to medium while it is frying!
  • Repeat this process of removing, decreasing, and increasing until the batter is finished.
  • Leave the buns to cool for 10 minutes!
  • Your tasty Nigerian buns are ready to be served with a chilled drink like Kunu, Zobo drink or any fruit juice.

Video on how to make buns

We are glad you have learnt how to make buns at home, we would love to receive feedback and questions from you! Above all, share, invite friends and families and continue to check our page for other small chops like samosa, chicken pie, plantain mosa, egg roll, meat pie, etc. Cheers!1

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