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How To Make Coconut Puff-Puff: The Best Recipe

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There’s no doubt Puff-Puff is one of the most loved street snacks we have in Nigeria and also in most West African Countries. It’s strikingly addictive because it’s amazingly delicious. Coconut puff-puff tastes even better.

It’s soft and puff just like the name, and melts instantly in the mouth.

The Coconut puff-puff recipe is a combination of coconut water, coconut flakes, flour, sugar, nutmeg, active dry yeast, and salt.

The infusion of coconut in this recipe is to elevate the taste which makes it different from the regular puff-puff and also adds more flavor.

coconut puff-puff
Coconut puff-puff

In addition to that, the presence of Coconut in the recipe gives the puff-puff a healthy boost. You don’t only enjoy the puff-puff but also enjoy some of the amazing health benefits of coconut.

Let’s see some of these amazing health benefits.

Health Benefits Of Eating Coconuts

Highly Nutritious

They contain protein, several important minerals, and small amounts of B vitamins.

The minerals in coconut are involved in many functions in your body. Coconuts are especially high in manganese which is essential for bone health and the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and cholesterol.

Eating coconut meat may have other benefits, including the following:

  • May stabilize blood sugar. This fruit may lower your fasting blood sugar and alter your gut bacteria to aid blood sugar control
  • It improves immunity. Manganese and antioxidants in coconut may help boost your immune system and reduce inflammation.
  • Benefits your brain. The MCTs in coconut provide an alternative fuel source to glucose, which may aid people with impaired memory or brain function, such as those with Alzheimer’s disease. (Source: Healthline.com) Click here to read more about the amazing Health Benefits of coconut to the body, hair, and skin
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How To Make Coconut Puff-Puff

This coconut puff-puff is very easy to make and the outcome is fantastic and outstanding. You’ll surely enjoy these balls as much as I do.

  • Assemble all the dry Ingredients: Flour, sugar, active dry yeast, salt, coconut flakes, and also the liquid which is coconut water.
  • In a mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly
  • And gently start to add the liquid until the right consistency is reached.
  • Cover the batter with a clean kitchen towel or clingy film and place it in a warm place to rise between 45-60 minutes.
  • Remove the cover, and by now, it should have formed bubbles, use your spatula to mix everything together before you start frying.
  • Place your deep pan on medium heat, add the cooking oil. The oil should not be too hot and not too cold. If it’s too hot, it won’t be well cooked and if it’s too warm, it gets soaked in the oil.
  • Scoop the batter into the oil with your hand to form round balls. When one side is golden brown, flip to the other side until both sides are golden brown.
  • Remove and drain the excess oil. Your Coconut puff-puff is ready to be enjoyed.
  • Serve with any chilled drink of your choice.

NOTES

  • Note that you can always substitute coconut water for coconut milk. This is based on your preference or the one available to you.
  • It’s Important that you fry this with the right heat temperature for the best result.
  • The heating temperature matters a lot when it comes to making puff-puff.
  • If you discover that the temperature is going down, increase it immediately and if you think it’s too hot, reduce it immediately. I normally adjust mine from time to time, this has guaranteed the best result, each time I make puff-puff.

Watch this video for more details

Coconut Puff-puff recipe

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coconut puff-puff

How To Make Coconut Puff-Puff

This coconut puff-puff is very easy to make and the outcome is fantastic and outstanding. You'll surely enjoy these small balls as much as I do.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Nigerian, African
Keyword: Coconut puff-puff
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Tinuola

Equipment

  • Deep Frying Pan

Ingredients

  • 500 grams all-purpose flour
  • 100 g coconut flakes
  • 100 g sugar
  • 4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups warm coconut water/milk

Instructions

  • Assemble all the dry Ingredients: Flour, sugar, active dry yeast, salt, coconut flakes, and also the liquid which is coconut water.
  • In a mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Gently start to add the liquid bit by bit until the right consistency is reached.
  • Cover the batter with a clean kitchen cloth or clingy film and place in a warm place to rise between 45-60 minutes.
  • Remove the cover, and by now, it should have formed bubbles, use your spatula to mix everything together before you start frying.
  • Place your deep pan on medium heat, add the cooking oil. The oil should not be too hot and not too cold. If it's too hot, it won't be well cooked and if it's too warm, it gets soaked in the oil.
  • Scoop the batter into the oil with our hand to form round balls, when one side is golden brown, flip to the other side until both sides are golden brown.
  • Remove and drain the excess oil. Your Coconut puff-puff is ready to be enjoyed!
  • Serve with any chilled drinks of your choice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 174kcal
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