By Motolani Ogunyemi

Hey, foodie! It has been a long while. How are you enjoying the “compulsory holiday” at your end? I hope you are feeding well and eating healthy?

You will agree that this period is best to eat and try out different food recipes, before school resumes and sapa makes you resort to eating condition rice.

Worry not, I am here for you. This is one simple but sweet recipe to try out. There is Puff-Puff and there is plantain. Now, bring the two together and let your taste buds thank you.


  • 2 overripe plantains
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of fast-action yeast
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar (optional)
  • Warm water
  • Oil for frying


  • Mash the plantains with a fork and set aside.
  • Activate the yeast with warm water.
  • Combine the flour, salt, and yeast in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the mashed plantains and warm water to the flour mixture. Mix until thoroughly combined for about one minute. Your batter should have a semi-solid consistency.
  • Cover with a plastic wrap or napkin. Leave for about 45 mins to allow the yeast do its job. The batter should have risen twice its original quantity.
  • Mix again to remove trapped air.
  • Heat some oil, deep enough for frying. Scoop the batter into bits and fry in small batches so you don’t crowd the oil.
  • Fry on all sides until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel.
  • Coat with sugar. Serve with a chilled drink and enjoy!

Note: You can add the sugar into the flour mixture before mixing in the mashed plantains, instead of coating with it. You can also add peppers and onions if you desire.

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