PUFF PUFF(Spongy Snack)


Hello From my mama’s kitchen to your Kitchen…

Puff  Puff is that spongy, deep-fried, Nigerian snack that we love.

I have eaten enough puff puff from my mum’s kitchen to last me a lifetime to be honest, but still I cant get enough… I love having them plus they are easy to make.

I’d say Puff puff is kind of a doughnut but not exactly a doughnut.. that’s how I describe it.

Puff-puff is made of dough and  is then deep fried in vegetable Oil until  it turns golden brown.

For those that know how to prepare this dish , join the conversation and for those that don’t; welcome to the conversation and this recipe is just for you…..




  1. 300g of All purpose flourFlour
  2. 50g of sugarSugar
  3. 1/2 teaspoonful of yeast.yeast
  4. Nutmeg (optional)Nutmeg
  5. Lukewarm water (for mixing)water
  6. Vegetable Oil (for frying)vegetable Oil






Sift flour into clean bowl.add the ground nutmeg, powdered yeast, sugar and salt. Mix all of these together.



Add water in small quantities and mix everything by hand till you have a good blend of all the ingredients.  Use warm water to mix the puff puff ingredients.


Keep mixing till the batter is smooth but not too watery to flow from a spoon. The mix should be somewhat thick.


Cover the bowl with aluminum foil  or a napkin and make sure it is airtight  and leave to rise for 45 minutes to an hour.


At this stage, the Puff Puff batter should have risen in quantity and will have some air bubbles.


Now Pour some oil in a deep pot and allow to heat up. Test that the oil is hot enough by putting a drop of  the puff puff batter into the oil. If it sizzles and comes up to the surface of the oil, then the oil is hot enough to begin frying.


Now that  the oil is hot enough, scoop some batter into the oil with your hand by pressing the batter to come out from between your thumb and index finger(it is totally up to you what size you prefer). Put in enough scoops of the batter, as much as the space in the frying pot will allow without overcrowding.


Once the underside of the puff puff has turned golden brown,(this should take about 5 minutes) flip the ball so that the topside will be fried as well.


When both sides are golden brown, take out the puff puff balls and place in a sieve lined with paper towel to soak up the excess oil.


And that’s how we make puff puff … you could eat them either hot or cold. you could also serve at functions to your guests. Kids love it.. Adults love it too….


Now go on and try it out  Food Lovers and remember to share and add your comments ….





  • After frying, puff puffs can be rolled in sugar. kids love the extra sugar..
  • The oil  in the pan should be at least 3 inches deep.



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