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African Puff Puff (No Yeast) + VIDEO

Relish authentic African Puff Puff's crunchy, light, and airy goodness!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: African
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Servings: 45 puff puff
Calories: 48kcal


  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp sea salt (optional)
  • 2 cups yogurt (vanilla, sweetened)
  • cup water
  • sunflower oil (enough to deep-fry)


  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium fire.
    heating oil
  • Sieve self-rising flour, sugar, sea salt and nutmeg into a glass bowl.
    prepping no yeast puff puff
  • Add in the yogurt.
    adding yogurt to puff puff mix
  • Rinse out the yogurt can with water and pour it into the batter.
    rinsing out the yogurt
  • Mix the batter with a spatula until thick.
    mixing puff puff batter
  • Deep fry small portions of the batter.
    deep-frying no yeast puff puff
  • Toss the puff puff in the oil with a skewer.
    frying no yeast puff puff
  • Cook them until golden brown.
    golden brown no yeast puff puff
  • Transfer them to a lined plate with a skimmer spoon.
    no yeast puff puff frying
  • Once cool, serve the puff puff with sauces, dips, and drinks!
    easy no yeast puff puff


  • Sieve the dry ingredients for a soft and puffy quality. 
  • Check the oil temperature by dropping a piece of the batter. The batter should float to the top.
  • Do not overcrowd the pan.


Serving: 1 piece (of 45) | Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.1mg