Nigerian Buns (dairy free)

Nigerian Buns (dairy free)

A while back, I shared a picture of my dairy free buns on my Insta story and I was pleased to know that I wasn’t the only person who wanted to enjoy buns. I had always felt left out at family events because I just couldn’t eat it. I had tried a recipe a few months back and it was a catastrophe haha – all part of the learning. I wish I had some pictures to show you guys but the texture was completely off. So… I kept trying (as you do…) and I finally managed to nail it.

Nigerian buns are super easy! You don’t need to wait for the mixture to rise – like it’s a win win. This recipe shows how to make Nigerian buns without dairy and yet still get that fluffy texture and great taste! The added coconut adds a nice balance too.

Like I said, it took me a few attempts to nail it but with this recipe, you can’t go wrong. Feel free to experiment and let me know if you decide to try something different.


  • Free-from Dove’s Farm Self Raising Flour 240grams
  • Caster sugar 60 grams
  • 1 egg
  • Coconut or almond milk 250ml
  • 0.5- 1 cup of water
  • Oil to fry


  1. Mix your sugar with your egg in a bowl
  2. Add your milk to the sugar mixture
  3. In another set aside your flour along with your baking soda
  4. Pour the sugar mixture into the bowl of flour
  5. Slowly start to mix until you get a thick muffin batter.
  6. The oil should be about 350-355ºF, and on medium heat before you start frying
  7. Using an ice cream scoop, or your hands, drop the batter into the hot oil without overcrowding the pan.
  8. Once one side of the buns is lightly browned, turn and continue to fry until the buns are done. The whole frying process for each batch should take about 5 minutes.
  9. Be careful not to fry the buns in oil that is too hot. You will find that the outside is brown but the inside is full of batter. If you find that your oil is too hot in the middle of frying, just add a little bit of room temperature oil to the hot oil to bring down the temperature or alternatively, remove from the cooker for a few minutes.
  10. You can place the buns on some kitchen roll to get rid of the excess oil

Enjoy x

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