Nigerian buns are delightful, deep-fried treats with a slightly crunchy exterior and a soft, sweet interior. This offers a healthier twist to this popular Nigerian snack made with whole wheat flour and dates,

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes


Servings: 1
  • 2 cups
    Whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup
    Date powder
  • 2 tbsps
    Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    Nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tbsps
  • 1/2 cup
    Soy milk
  • 2 tbsps
    Olive oil
  • Vegetable oil


  1. Combine the flour, date, baking powder, nutmeg (if using), and salt in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Mix the flaxseed powder with 6 tablespoon of warm water. Let it rest for 3 minutes in a separate bowl, Then add the soy milk and olive oil. Mix well.

  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients gradually and stir until you have a thick, sticky batter.

  4. Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan or pot over medium heat. Make sure there's enough oil to submerge the buns.

  5. Scoop up small portions of the batter and drop them carefully into the hot oil using a spoon or your hands. You can shape them into rounds or any desired shape.

  6. Fry the buns until they turn golden brown, turning them occasionally to ensure even cooking. This should take about 3-5 minutes per batch.

  7. Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried buns from the oil and place them on paper towels to drain excess oil.

  8. Allow the buns to cool slightly before serving. Nigerian buns are best enjoyed warm.

  9. Enjoy your homemade Nigerian buns!


Exercise caution when frying the buns. Hot oil can cause burns. Handle the batter and frying process carefully to ensure your safety.


Courses: Nigerian Snacks
Cuisines: Nigerian, World
Keywords: Healthy Buns Recipe, Nigerian Buns, Nigerian Snack, Whole Wheat Buns
Difficulty: Level 1 (easy)
Cooking time: 30-60 minutes
Number ingredients: 5-10 ingredients
Taste: Savory, Spicy, Sweet
Preparation method: Frying
Type of dish: Appetizer, dessert, Snacks
Campaigns: VeggieChallenge