Nigerian buns are one of the most favorite Nigerian snacks – crunchy on the outside, pillowy and soft on the inside, flavorful, satisfying, and incredibly delicious! Plus, it is super-duper easy to make! I ate many of these African donuts (aka Nigerian buns) growing up; these days, my kids want me to make them every weekend! But these Nigerian buns recipe is a little different from the ones I ate growing up. I wanted to make these more nutritious and healthier, so I added pumpkin puree while also reducing the flour. Keep reading for an easy step-by-step process for making the best sweet Nigerian Buns that are healthier and tasty.
Step 1 -
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, in a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients as well.
Step 2 -
Add the wet ingredients to dry; use hands to combine until if forms a dough.
Step 3 -
Set a pan on the stove, and add frying oil, and allow to heat up.
Step 4 -
Use one tablespoon measure to scoop and mold the dough; if possible, scoop and mold all the dough before you start frying.
Step 5 -
Start Frying the dough when the oil gets hot, not too hot, though, because then the dough would burn on the outside, and still uncooked in the inside.
Step 6 -
Fry dough until golden light brown on all sides (about 4-5 minutes on each side; insert a toothpick or skinny skewer, and if the dough is still raw inside, you see a raw dough pop out.)
Step 7 -
Fry in batches and do not overcrowd the pot. This recipe made about 30 pumpkin buns; serving size is two buns.
Step 8 -
Serve with your favorite beverage or drink; Watermelon lemonade, tea, coffee, or hot cocoa are great. Enjoy
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