*This post is sponsored by MAX by MAXWELL HOUSE*
Classic Nigerian banana puff puff with a twist; soft, chewy and filled with bananas! Add a cup of MAX Indulge Mocha + Salted Caramel, and you’ve got the perfect afternoon snack!
There are few snacks that I love more than puff puff! I shared the recipe on how to make Nigerian Puff Puff with you guys not too long ago, and you all really seemed to enjoy it! Here I am back with it again, but this time with a twist!! While I can never tire of eating puff puff; it is fun to switch things up from time to time so for this recipe I decided to add bananas!
But that’s not the only twist! I found a new coffee that’s delicious and goes perfectly with these banana puff puff, and I just knew I had to share both with you guys!
I’m a huge coffee drinker, and now that I work from home most days I’ve increasingly been making more coffee in the house instead of leaving and visiting shops. One of the things I look forward to most in the day is my afternoon coffee with my afternoon snack (it’s almost become a ritual now), and ever since I got my hands on MAX Indulge by MAXWELL HOUSE; let’s just say my afternoon pick me up has gotten so much better!
MAX by MAXWELL HOUSE is a new selection of delicious coffees that are specifically crafted to give you more of what you want to help you be your best! Their line of MAX Indulge coffees deliver an incredibly rich and flavorful coffee experience creating that moment for you to relax and recharge for what comes next. Taking a few minutes out of a very busy day to sip on delicious coffee and eat a yummy snack is what gets me through the day and week! And all my busy people said …..amen!!
My favorite flavor Mocha + Salted Caramel is the perfect accompaniment to these banana puff puffs. It’s rich, creamy, and such an indulgent treat for me time. If you love to sweeten your coffee then MAX Indulge is perfect for you. Not to mention because it’s an instant mix you can have delicious coffee ready at home in no time with so little effort! They’ve also got another flavor, Mocha + S’mores that I’m just dying to try! Doesn’t it sound like it would go perfectly with Indoor S’mores?
These banana puff puff aren’t just good as a snack. I love to have them for breakfast as well as my dessert treat. The process to make them doesn’t differ from the original puff puff recipe; just one extra step of adding mashed bananas to the batter! Check out the recipe below, and enjoy with your cup of MAX Indulge Coffee!
- 1 cups warm water
- 1 packet dry active yeast
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large bananas, mashed
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
- Oil for deep-frying
- In a small bowl, mix the yeast, sugar, nutmeg, salt, and warm water together. Set aside for 5 minutes.
- Then add the mashed bananas to the flour.
- Gradually begin to add the water mixture to the flour and mix together by hand. The consistency of the mixture should resemble a thick pancake batter. Adjust the amount of water as necessary. **
- Cover the mixture with a tea towel, and store in a cool, dark dry area while the mixture begins to rise for about 1-2 hours.
- Add vegetable oil to a large pout, about 3 inches high. Heat over medium flame.
- When the oil is hot, drop the batter either by hand or with a spoon into the oil.
- Fry for 3-5 minutes, until the dough is a golden brown color. The ball should rise to the top, and you may need to flip it so the other side can cook.
- Remove the balls with tongs or a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to absorb the oil.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar (not traditional) or serve as is.
The amount of time it takes for the batter to rise varies. Some say that you should not let the batter sit for more than one hour or the outcome will result in a chewy consistency. When I use active dry yeast I find that allowing the batter to sit for about two hours is just fine.