How To Make Buns In Nigeria

If you're a fan of Nigerian street food, then you must have tasted buns. Buns are a popular snack that is loved by young and old alike. They are soft, fluffy, and sweet, making them the perfect snack for any time of the day.

Buns are easy to make and require just a few ingredients. In this article, we will take you through the step-by-step process of making buns in Nigeria.

What are Buns?

Buns are a popular snack in Nigeria. They are made with flour, sugar, yeast, and other ingredients. Buns are sweet, soft, and fluffy, and they can be eaten on their own or with a cup of tea or coffee. They are a popular street food, and you can find them being sold by street vendors all over Nigeria.

Ingredients for Making Buns

To make buns, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 500g of flour
  • 150g of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g of milk
  • 100g of butter or margarine
  • Oil for frying

Steps for Making Buns

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, yeast, salt, and nutmeg.

  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and add the milk. Stir until well combined.

  3. Melt the butter in a pan and add it to the egg and milk mixture. Stir well.

  4. Add the egg and milk mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until a soft dough is formed.

  5. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.

  6. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rise for about 45 minutes to an hour.

  7. After the dough has risen, punch it down and knead it again for a few minutes.

  8. Divide the dough into small balls, about the size of a golf ball.

  9. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.

  10. Once the oil is hot, fry the buns in batches until they are golden brown.

  11. Drain the buns on paper towels to remove excess oil.

  12. Serve the buns hot or cold.

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Tips for Making Perfect Buns

  • Use fresh ingredients. Old or stale ingredients can affect the taste and texture of your buns.

  • Make sure the dough rises properly. This will give your buns a light and fluffy texture.

  • Don't overwork the dough. Overworking the dough can make your buns tough and chewy.

  • Fry the buns in hot oil to get a crispy exterior.

  • Drain the buns on paper towels to remove excess oil.


Making buns is a simple process that requires just a few ingredients. With this recipe, you can make soft, fluffy, and sweet buns that are perfect for any occasion. Whether you're a fan of Nigerian street food or just looking for a tasty snack, buns are sure to satisfy your cravings.


  1. Can I use margarine instead of butter?

Yes, you can use margarine instead of butter to make your buns.

  1. Can I add raisins or other fruits to my buns?

Yes, you can add raisins or other fruits to your buns for a different flavor.

  1. Can I make buns without yeast?

Yes, you can make buns without yeast by using baking powder instead.

  1. How long can I store buns?

Buns can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

  1. Can I freeze buns?

Yes, you can freeze buns for up to 3 months. Make sure to thaw them properly before reheating.