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Nigerian Egg Roll (Coconut Flavor)

If you have lots of time to spare and a lot of room for food, you might want to try this nutritiously delicious and satisfying Nigerian Coconut Egg Roll recipe!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: African
Keyword: African egg roll recipe, Nigerian egg roll, Nigerian egg roll recipe
Servings: 15 egg rolls
Calories: 264kcal


  • 12 eggs (hard-boiled)

For the coating

  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp powdered milk
  • 6 tbsp butter (salted)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup fresh coconut milk (or blended fresh coconut)
  • Sunflower oil (for frying)


  • Open the coconut to extract the coconut meat and water.
  • Use a blender to puree the coconut meat and the coconut water until smooth.
  • Filter the contents using a nutmilk bag over a bowl.
  • Squeeze out the fresh coconut milk and set it aside. 
  • In a bowl, mix the plain flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, sea salt, and powdered milk.
  • Make a pit and add the salted butter, eggs, and coconut milk.
  • Then, knead until it forms a dough. 
  • Wrap it in cling film and refrigerate it for an hour. 
  • Boil 12 to 15 eggs in a pot over medium heat for up to 12 minutes.
  • Transfer the eggs to a bowl of cold water.
  • Peel the eggs, then set aside. 
  • Place the dough on a floured surface and cut it into four portions with a dough cutter.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll it out as evenly as you can to about 0.5 cm. 
  • Use a 15-cm pot lid or round stencil to cut out as many circles as you can from the dough.
  • Wrap the egg with the dough. 
  • Seal the egg inside by pressing and pinching the dough.
  • Dust the roll with flour and mold it between your hands. 
  • In a deep frying pan, heat sunflower oil over a medium-low fire.
  • Deep fry the egg rolls with a mesh skimmer for even browning.
  • Once golden in color, remove them from heat. 
  • Place the fried egg rolls on a lined tray and serve!



  • Always check the dough for doneness before wrapping the egg.
  • Make your own coconut milk for healthier egg rolls!
  • You can alter the size of the dough circles depending on how big the eggs are.
  • Aside from sunflower oil, you can also use canola oil, corn oil, avocado oil, or peanut oil to deep fry the egg rolls. Remember to use oil with a high smoke point to preserve the nutrients of the ingredients.


Serving: 1 (of 15) | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 246IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg