Banana Puff Puff (Nigerian Banana Balls)

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Banana Puff Puff

Banana Puff Puff is the traditional Nigerian Puff puff with a little twist.  It is simply delicious with an inviting banana taste. This is another yummy way to use up over ripe bananas, if you don’t want to make Banana cake , smoothies or Pancakes.    Here’s how to prepare it …Enjoy!
This recipe makes about 20+ medium sized Banana Puff Puff
• 2 over ripe Bananas

• 350g of Plain Flour

• 75g Sugar (caster/castor sugar)

• 1 tablespoonful Dry baking yeast

• A pinch of Nutmeg (optional) 

A pinch of Salt

• Vegetable Oil (for frying)

• About 1& half cups OR 200ml of Lukewarm water (more or less, until you get a dropping but not watery consistency)

Banana Puff Puff preparation:

1. Mash the bananas until into a paste. 2. Add the sugar, salt and nutmeg into the mashed banana bowl and mix thoroughly.

3. Add the flour and the yeast,and mix together. If you are making use of  fresh yeast,
dissolve the yeast in warm water and add it.4. Gradually, add the lukewarm water and mix thoroughly until there are no lumps, and the batter is smooth and of dropping consistency , but make sure it is not watery.

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5. Cover the bowl with an aluminum foil  and leave the batter to rise for about 45 to 50 minutes. 
 Tip: To
know if the batter is ready for frying, you will notice some air
bubbles in it and also that the batter has doubled in  size and is thicker and stretchy.

6. Heat up the oil in a deep pot until hot; Punch down the batter,Scoop onto your palm and drop into the hot oil.
Tip:  the oil should be deep enough to cover an egg, so that when you drop the batter into the pot, you won’t get a flat puff puff.

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7. Fry until brown. Then transfer onto a sieve lined with serviettes and Enjoy!
Serve your Banana Puff Puff with a smoothie, juice or beverage.

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Banana Puff puff

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  1. GIFT odeyale
    December 6, 2016 / 9:18 am

    Trying it now for lunch,thanks by the way I hope the kids and I liked it.

  2. Anonymous
    September 20, 2016 / 9:26 am

    Nky u are truly God sent.your wisdom and God grace will never cease in your life.please inform me or maybe saying people's mind your cookery book.

  3. hope kalu
    June 10, 2016 / 3:44 am

    Hi nky, please can I use whole wheat flour in place of the normal flour?

  4. Agnes
    January 13, 2016 / 11:58 am

    I love this, i will try it this weekend.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 22, 2016 / 2:44 pm

      Great, I'll be expecting your feedback 🙂

  5. Jane Onwachu
    October 20, 2015 / 8:50 am

    This is nice. I wish i saw this post before discarding the heap of bad banana i had over the weekend. welldone

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 22, 2016 / 2:40 pm

      Aww :(Apart from banana puffpuff, next time, you can also try our banana pancakes and banana cake recipes too 🙂

  6. Anonymous
    October 18, 2015 / 10:18 pm

    Pls can I do without the nutmeg n yeast n can I add milk to the puf puf

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 22, 2016 / 2:33 pm

      u need the yeast to make the batter rise well, but you can omit the nutmeg and can add milk too if you like.

  7. Anonymous
    October 18, 2015 / 10:16 pm

    It nice. But pls can I do without the nutmeg n yeast n can I add milk to it

  8. aisha jane
    April 22, 2015 / 9:13 am

    Babe on point as usual, ur blog for me is love @first sight!I'm already hooked, Ride on dearie

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 25, 2015 / 12:58 pm

      thanks sweetie 🙂

  9. Anonymous
    April 6, 2015 / 4:55 pm

    Nky,nwanyi oma,you are truly God-sent,a huge blessing to our generation!You are good,girrrl!Thank you sooooo much for all this great work! Superb! Amazing! Fabulous……!You should have your own cook show,live on TV(No kidding)

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 9, 2015 / 4:15 pm

      Aww thanks for your lovely comment dearie 🙂

  10. Anonymous
    April 3, 2015 / 10:51 pm

    Ds wil b fantastic wen I get to try it!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 6, 2015 / 11:49 am


  11. Anonymous
    June 26, 2014 / 8:53 am

    Wow, nice job, am loving ur recipes and i will try them

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 27, 2014 / 11:30 am

      Thanks hun, I'll be expecting your feedback 🙂

  12. Anonymous
    May 29, 2014 / 9:28 am

    Nice work Nyk. I wil try itpls ao can i get ur book

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 14, 2014 / 11:23 pm

      Cookbook coming very soon. Please Subscribe below to get notified when it is ready 🙂

      • Eby Angel
        March 14, 2019 / 3:02 pm

        Pls Nky I need your cookbook. My email is
        [email protected]. Hope to bar from you soon. Thanks

  13. Anonymous
    May 23, 2014 / 9:53 pm

    Nice one Nky,kip up d good wrk.pls wen will ur cookery book b available?tnx

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 26, 2014 / 8:45 am

      Thanks dear. It will be available before the end of the year 🙂

  14. Ola Ajibade
    May 22, 2014 / 4:30 pm

    Very nice, I will try it

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 23, 2014 / 3:02 pm

      ok dear, you'll enjoy it 🙂

  15. Mabellaeventz
    May 20, 2014 / 9:49 pm

    Wow! Speech less Tanx for a great job , ur number pls for better communication.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 21, 2014 / 10:27 pm

      You're welcome Sweetie and you have a lovely blog, keep it up. Send me an email at: [email protected] and keep in touch 🙂

  16. Anonymous
    May 20, 2014 / 7:31 am

    Very nice recipe dear Nky. Tks for sharing ur wonderful recipes wit us.pls,which milk can i use when baking cake nd how do i achieve a very soft cake?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 14, 2014 / 11:17 pm

      You can use whole milk, evaporated milk, powdered milk dissolved in water. To get a soft cake, follow our cake recipes step by step and you would be glad you did 🙂

  17. Bisi Adigun
    May 18, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    tried it today, the bananas made a huge difference in the taste. I really enjoyed it. thanks

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 19, 2014 / 8:47 am

      You're welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  18. Anonymous
    May 18, 2014 / 3:00 pm

    Lovely! I so much love dis blog

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 19, 2014 / 8:47 am

      Thanks hun 🙂

  19. Joy
    May 17, 2014 / 4:04 pm

    Looks good. I love bananas and trying the banana puff puff today.Thanks Nky.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 19, 2014 / 8:46 am

      You're welcome Joy, let me know how it tuns out dear 🙂