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banana puff puff
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Banana Puff Puff

These Banana Puff Puff are definitely puffin’ with tasty goodness!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: African
Keyword: african banana puff puff, deep fried banana puff puff, easy banana puff puff, homemade banana puff puff, sweet banana puff puff
Servings: 35 puff puff
Calories: 37kcal


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tsp dried active yeast
  • 5 tbsp cane sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • A pinch sea salt
  • ½ cup lukewarm water
  • sunflower oil (enough to deep-fry)


Make the dough

  • Mix the plain flour, cane sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt in a bowl with a whisk.
  • In a small glass bowl, combine yeast and water. Stir with a spatula and set it aside.
  • Puree the ripe banana in a blender or mash it with a fork.
  • Dig a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Pour in the blended banana and yeast mixture.
    Whisk them together until well mixed. Add warm water.
  • Swirl water where you blended the banana and pour into the batter. Whisk until soft and thick.
  • Cover it with cling film. Place a kitchen towel on top. Let it rest in a warm area for up to two hours to rise.

Deep fry the Banana Puff Puff

  • Gently lower the dough into the pot of hot oil.
  • Toss the puff puff in the oil with a skewer.
  • Transfer them to a lined plate with a skimmer spoon.
  • Allow them to cool and serve!



  • Buy ripe bananas to give the puff puff a sweet and floral flavor. 
  • You can store the dough in the fridge or freezer.
  • Make sure that the oil is hot enough before frying the dough.


Serving: 1 (of 35) | Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 0.5mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.4mg