Quick and Simple Snacks to Make Without an Oven

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This blog post will show you a couple of simple snacks you can make without an oven. Just keep reading.


Most people think of an oven when they hear snacks. And that’s not out of place. Some snacks are baked in an oven, but there are some other simple snacks you can make without an oven. And that’s the essence of this post.


If you enjoy cooking, then I’m guessing you’ll want to try out different recipes, asides from food. Such as salads, drinks, smoothies and snacks. Not having an oven in your kitchen can discourage you from baking.


However, not all snacks require an oven. You read that right. From puff puff to egg rolls, there are a couple of simple snacks you can make at home without an oven


Whether you’re looking to make a quick and light breakfast, a snack, or a sweet treat, we’ve got you covered.


Four Simple Snacks you Can Make Without an Oven

Here’s a list of four simple snacks you can make without an oven:

1. Egg roll
2. Puff puff
3. Fish roll
4. Scotch egg

How to Make Egg Roll

Egg roll is one very simple snack you can make without an oven. It is made by wrapping boiled egg in a mass of dough and then  deep frying. It is affordable, easy to prepare, and delicious.

You can pair it with a beverage or drink and have it for breakfast, lunch or as a snack. You can also serve it in your kids’ lunch pack or serve your guests during an event.

Here’s how to make this simple snack:

Ingredients for Making Egg Roll

4 cups of all purpose or self-rising flour
2 tablespoons of baking powder
½ teaspoon of salt
½ cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of nutmeg powder
4 tablespoons of margarine
2 eggs
½ cup of water
10 boiled eggs


In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and nutmeg
Add the margarine and blend with your fingers until the mix is crumbly
Whisk the eggs and add. Mix well The dough should look dry at this point
Start adding the water in little bits   till the dough is soft and sticky
Mix the dough for about a minute, then cover it and let it rest for about 15 to 20 minutes
Mix the dough again for about a minute
Divide the dough into ten parts
Flatten out each ball of dough on a chopping board, place the egg in the middle of the flattened dough and wrap the dough around the egg
Deep fry on medium heat until it becomes golden brown on both sides
Enjoy with preferred drink or beverage

How to Make Puff Puff

Puff puff is a very popular snack on the streets of Nigeria and even Africa as a whole. It is easy and simple to make and can be made without an oven.

It is made from yeast dough. The yeast dough is shaped into balls and deep-fried until golden brown. It can be eaten as a snack or main meal when paired with a beverage or cereal.

It can also be served on occasions as small chops. Over the years, people have modified the original recipe of puff puff to give different delicious variations.

There’s the coconut puff puff; made by substituting milk or water for coconut milk. There’s also the chocolate puff puff; made by adding cocoa powder to the list of dry ingredients.

And there’s the banana puff puff; made by substituting sugar for mashed ripe bananas. Any of these variations or the basic recipe will give you a sumptuous snack. So don’t hesitate to give it a try.

Here’s how to make puff puff using the basic ingredients:

Ingredients for Making Puff Puff

4 cups of all purpose or self-rising flour
½ cup of sugar
20 grams of yeast
Lukewarm water
Vegetable oil
½ teaspoon of nutmeg powder
1 egg (optional)
Milk (optional)
Fresh or ground pepper (optional)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)


In a large bowl, mix the flour with salt
Add the sugar, nutmeg powder and yeast. Mix well
Add the pepper and mix well
Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix well
If you’re using milk, it’ll substitute for water. Warm the milk a bit and add to the bowl. The milk or water needs to be warm to activate the yeast
Mix the batter well and cover with a towel
Keep in a warm place and let it sit for an hour. This is to allow the batter rise i.e till it doubles in size and has bubbles on top
Pour enough vegetable oil into your fry pan or wok (puff puff needs a lot of oil to fry) and allow to heat
Scoop the batter into the oil and deep fry on medium heat until it is golden brown
Flip to the other side and fry
Remove and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil
Enjoy with preferred drink or beverage

How to Make Fish Roll

Fish roll is another simple snack that can be made without an oven. It is a deep fried crispy snack made with fish filled dough.

The fish is cooked with seasoning and spices and then fried with vegetables that make up the filling. Here’s how to make fish roll:

Ingredients for Making Fish Roll  

4 cups of all purpose or self-rising flour
200 grams of margarine
2 eggs
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
Seasoning cube
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 cup of water
1 fresh whole mackerel fish
2 medium sized carrots
2 bulbs of onion
Spices (garlic powder or crushed garlic, curry, thyme, ground pepper
Vegetable oil



Season the fish with onion, salt, seasoning cube and spices
Add some water and boil until it is well cooked
Separate the fish from the stock, debone and mash with a fork
Wash and grate the carrots
Heat two tablespoons of vegetable oil, add chopped onions and garlic powder and fry
Add the grated carrot, mashed fish, seasoning cube, salt and spices
Stir fry for a few seconds until the flavors are combined. Turn off the heat and allow to cool
In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt
Add the margarine and mix until it is crumbly
Whisk the egg, add and mix thoroughly
Add water gradually until it forms a dough
Transfer the dough to a work surface and knead for about 3 minutes until it is smooth and firm
Cover the dough and let it rest for about 5 minutes
Place the dough back on the work surface and cut out a bit
Roll out the cut dough with a rolling pin until it’s flat then cut to form a rectangular shape
Add the fish filling, roll the dough and seal it tightly
Repeat the process for the remaining dough and set aside
Heat the vegetable oil and fry the rolls until brown and crispy
Enjoy with preferred drink

How to Make Scotch Eggs

Scotch egg, another simple snacks that can be made without an oven, is somewhat similar to egg roll. However, instead of wrapping the boiled eggs in dough, it is wrapped in sausage or minced meat.

The sausage or minced meat is garnished with different spices like curry, thyme and ground pepper. This gives it a very unique and delicious taste and flavour.

You’re free to add or remove spices to suit your preference or dietary restrictions. Scotch egg can be served during events or picnics, accompanied with drinks.

Here’s how to prepare scotch egg:

Ingredients for Making Scotch Eggs

6 eggs
½ teaspoon of salt
Vegetable oil
Seasoning cube
Bread crumbs
1 cup of all purpose flour
500 grams of sausage or minced meat
Spices (nutmeg powder, garlic, curry, thyme, ground pepper)


Boil 5 of the eggs, peel and set aside
In a bowl, add the sausage or minced meat, seasoning cube, salt and spices. Mix well
Get three other bowls, add the breadcrumbs, flour and remaining egg into the plates
Take one boiled egg, place it in the flour to get it coated
Then place it in the sausage or minced meat mix
Then coat it with the beaten egg and then the breadcrumbs. Set aside and repeat the process for the remaining four eggs
Heat the vegetable oil and fry the coated eggs until golden brown
Serve with preferred drink

You’ve seen that not having an oven is not an obstacle to making homemade snacks. So what are you waiting for?

You can experiment with different ingredients and flavours to create different variations. For example, when preparing puff puff, you can also substitute nutmeg powder for cinnamon or ginger powder. Amazing, right?

Roll up your sleeves and get to making these snacks. Don’t forget to pair them with home made drinks, juices or beverages. And let us know it turns out. Good luck!



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