If you love groundnuts you would loooove Peanut Burger Snack. This is a snack made by coating groundnuts otherwise known as peanuts with flour. Oh my! Does deliciousness come any better than this?

Warning: these little balls of food ecstasy won’t last long after you make them. You might start making them every week! I’m not complaining, though.


Peanut Burger is a well-known snack in Nigeria and Ghana. I first fell in love with the commercial brand version in Nigeria. I could never get enough of it. It was fast gaining popularity in Cameroon before I left. It is colloquially called “peanuts” there. I could see it in so many stores and snack stands. I don’t know if that is still the case. Are “Peanuts” still so popular in pays? Please let me know below if you are in Cameroon right now.
So a while ago I got a couple of requests to do a recipe for this. I was mad at myself for not making this in a long time… over two years! Why Precious, why???
I repent.
Making this snack could be time-consuming but it is quite easy and the taste pays for the time. I promise. All you need is some raw peanuts. Then you coat the peanuts with some flour, eggs, sugar salt and nutmeg if you like. Viola, peanut burger!

Watch me making some in the video below!
5 from 5 votes
Peanut Burger Snack Recipe
Peanut Burger Snack Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins

This is a snack made by coating raw groundnuts/peanuts with flour then deep frying. It is very tasty and "peanutty".

Course: Snack
Cuisine: African
Author: Precious of
  • 2 cups of flour (250 grams)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of sugar (66.7 grams)
  • 2 cups of raw groundnuts aka peanuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg optional
  • A pinch of salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  1. Put your groundnuts in a bowl and select to take out all the bad ones.
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt and set aside.
  3. Beat eggs together with sugar in another bowl.
  4. Pour a little of the egg mixture over the groundnuts. Shake bowl until mixture coats all the groundnuts.
  5. Sprinkle some of the flour mixture over the groundnuts and shake.
  6. Repeat 4 and 6 above until groundnuts are completely coated with flour. If some stick together, use your fingers to separate them and keep going.
  7. Heat oil on medium heat and fry in batches until golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool completely then you can serve or store in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

It is okay to have some flour at the base of your bowl when coating the groundnuts. Make sure you separate the nuts from the flour before frying.




  1. My dear it is still very popular in Cameroon now. I really want to see the video, it sounds easier here than the way we make them. I developed muscles from shaking to coat the peanut. Hubby likes them alot but I only make them when I have holidays. It demands physical strength and patience

  2. I can totally relate to developing muscles while shaking. I think that happens because we try to put a thick coat of flour over the groundnuts so we keep shaking and shaking. Putting a thinner coat, just enough to cover the groundnuts works well. Video will be uploaded soon, dear. This technology sef *sigh*

  3. Awwww Precious, what a lovely blog you have here. I'm also a mom to two adorable cuties and I can Soooooo relate with most of your write ups! I loooooooooove this your blog. And yes I love peanuts snacks and the burger????? Mmmmmmm yummmmy yummmmm!

  4. Nice to meet you Ify!!! Lol the burger is part of the name of the peanut snack. Hope to see more of you here, dear. Love to your cuties.

  5. Hello Precious. Thanks for the recipe but mine didn't turn out well. The groundnuts kept on sticking to themselves despite the addition of flour. Pls reply

  6. Hi Chidozie, did you use your fingers to separate them while rubbing them with the flour? It could be that you poured in too much of the egg mixture at once. Only a little should be poured at a time, then you pour the flour. When the mixture is much, a lot of the groundnuts will marry each other that's stick together.

  7. I found what I have been looking. Thanks precious.

  8. You're welcome, dear.

  9. Hi precious.. I just watched your video and i’ll definitely let you know when I make mine

  10. What preservative can be used to extend the shelflife of peanut burger

  11. adebola akinde

    hi precious did you use d roasted groundnut or d raw one.I need to know pls.thanks

  12. I finally made real peanuts With ur recipe. I never knew that baking powder is added too. I prepared peanuts yesterday n guest what. Crispy, yummy n precious. Thnks for ur wonderful recipe

  13. Rukky Crunchy

    Please What preservative can be used to improve the shelflife of peanut burger?

  14. am Oge.
    If you want to commercialize it, do you need to put preservative?

  15. thanks very much. from Oge

  16. Hi Precious, thanks so much for these instructions, I just finish preparing mine but the taste didn’t really go well. What really give it that special taste?

    • Hi McChummy, did you follow the recipe exactly as it is with the right measurements? Since I haven’t tasted it I won’t be able to tell what went wrong.

      About going commercial with it, I think it is quite profitable though I can’t give you precise figures. I’m judging from the increasing number of people who make it for commercial purposes. I think if many people are doing it, that’s because they’ve found it profitable.

      Hope this helps.

  17. And how profitable is it if one wants to go commercial?

  18. awolola psalmson

    it a nice one

  19. Precious is there any alternative in doing it mannual because it will be stressful for someone that wants to go commercial thanks ngozi

  20. Precious, thanks a bunch, this is definitely what i needed, been searching online for the there a replacement for eggs, for people who dislike eggs. For the groundnuts do we use the white or brown ones and do we pill the skin?

    • Hi Solo, I’m afraid I don’t know of any replacement to eggs. However, you could try liquid whole milk and see if that works.
      About the kind of groundnuts, I’m not sure what you mean by brown or white ones. Please watch the video to see the one I used.
      Hope this helps.

      • Hi Precious, okay will try with milk. In Kenya we have white (not really white something closer to light brown) and red peanuts (very brown), the colour is in the skin and they are sold separately, i can see a mixture of both in your mixture and will try on both.
        Thanks again and be blessed.

  21. princess Adaeze loveth

    hi Precious, plz can I add flavour?

  22. please precious thqnks for your blog God bless u real good .i tried the peanut burger but i discouver after frying the burger smell groundnut geoundnut i dont think thqts normal pls how can i solve this problem and alos it does not coat thickly

  23. hello ma i don’t understand what u mean by increase the flour egg and sugar,do u mean i do it repeatedly or what??

  24. even wen i add egg flour etc repeatedly it sticks to the basin not the peanut leaving rhe peanut with thin layer urs looks chubby thats what i love to achieve

    • Hi Elvis, sorry for the late response. It’s normal for some of your egg/flour to stick to the bottom of the bowl. When this happens, use a spoon to scoop it so it can coat to the peanuts. Please watch the video to see how I do it.

  25. How long does peanut last before it will not be ok for consumption?

  26. i make it but d sugar is not enoug and d salt is much.

  27. Hello Precious, thanks for this recipe. Didn’t know baking powder too could be used. I do mine with solid milk like Nido .i.e 2 cups of groundut : 2 level table spoons of milk. What is the disadvantage of using milk as part of the mixture?? Thanks

  28. Agu Precious

    thanks precious,got what i have been looking for,am about trying my own,will give you feedback on how it turns when am done,thanks again name sake

  29. princess loveth

    hello precious ,
    I just finished doing d peanut very Delicious but its not smooth like real bugger y?

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  31. Adebayo tope

    Thankz u precious i ave been looking for dis type of write-up kudos to u(weldone). My question goes thus, (a)Is there are machine u can use 4 peanut burger? (b) can will use fried/roasted peanut?(c) which vegetable oil is preferable to use. Thankz u alot

    • Hi Adebayo,
      I’m glad the post is helpful to you. To answer your questions:
      a.) I have never heard of a machine that could be used in making these.
      b.) You should use raw peanuts. The roasted ones may burn when deep-fried
      c.) Just any vegetable oil will do. Personally, I would use canola oil since it is healthier and has no strong smell.

      Hope these answers help.

  32. Precious I appreciate your work, mine came out strong while chewing them, please how do I make it crispy.

    • Hi Ogechi, sorry for the late response. Did you use baking powder? Did you follow my exact recipe? It should be very crispy if you did that.

  33. hi precious, thanks a lot but I tried making it n it didn’t go well.
    I poured my raw groundnut inside boiling water n left it inside for abt 2-3 minutes.
    I removed it from d water n aired it to dry for abt 10min but after frying d peanut, d groundnut ended up still being raw.
    how did DAT happen, did I miss something?

    • Hi Dessy,
      Did you follow my exact recipe? I never put the groundnut in boiling water. I coat the groundnuts raw and after frying, they are usually thoroughly cooked. Maybe your oil was too hot so your coating got brown without the heat getting to the groundnuts.

  34. Thanks pre, do u know the first tym i watched this , I started making peanuts immediately n guess what? It came out nice n crispy though not very smooth like it should be

    • Hi Janet, glad to know that it came out nice the first time. Maybe add a little more flour and shake to make it smoother when you try again. Thanks for sharing, dear.

  35. Amarachi muoghalu

    Thanks Precious for dis blog. Pls is milk required in it? And what does it do to it? Pls am about preparing for my own.

  36. Hi Precious, y is it that ours is not as smooth as the ones packaged for public consumption in the market? Will need your response soon please.

  37. Rosine kamgo

    Thanks. The blog had made me learn so many recipes.

  38. Hi Precious.
    Thanks for all these yummy recipes. Have turned out to be a baker after you.
    What measurement of cup should I use for the peanuts. Will 235 ml be suitable or rather give me your own measurement. Keep it up dear.Thanks

  39. Hello Precious
    thankyou for such a precious blog but i av a question abt using egg instead of liquid milk. will d yoke in d egg be used aswell or removed before use.

  40. wow! really appreciate you, tanks for d recipe. more knowledge to u. will like to know how many eggs to use if my groundnuts is half paint and d flour measurements. tanks

    • Hi Betty, I’m not sure what you mean by half paint. But the flour in this recipe is equal to half a kilogram. Hope this gives you an idea of how many eggs you need for for the quantity of flour you want to use.

  41. Hi Precious, thanks for sharing the recipe,
    however, I would like know, which type of flour do you use, is it the normal wheat flour and please let me know the amount of everything if i am making a kg of peanut burger, thank you.

    • Hi Jannat,
      Yes it’s the normal flour used in baking. This recipe uses one quarter kg of flour (which is equal to 2 cups of flour). To get the quantity of ingredients for 1 kg of flour, simply multiply every ingredient in the recipe by 4 (8 cups of flour make 1 kg).
      Hope this helps.

  42. Glory Nelly

    Thanks for sharing this Knowledge with us. pls i want to know if i should make use of the hole egg both the yoke and the whitish part of the egg

  43. Thanks for this ideal you showed us, please precious did you make use of the all the three eggs mixed together for the 2cups of flour&2cups of groundnut? because from the video I saw that you poured the mixed eggs gradually following gradual sprinkling of the flour until well coated,so what happen to the remaining mixed egg. Thk u.

    • Hi Kemi, I normally just mix whatever is left of the egg with the flour that sticks to the bottom of the bowl while coating the peanuts. I then cut and fry that as some form of chin chin. Unfortunately, there is always some left over coating in this recipe. So I repurpose it by frying. Hope this helps.

  44. Thanks for this recipe Precious. Please I want to know if you probably washed the groundnut before you started, because I thought it should be washed first not knowing the process it went through. what’s your take on this?

    • No, I didn’t wash it Blessing. If you choose to wash it, then you’ll have to ensure that it dries out before you proceed to make the peanut burgers.

  45. Yes, thks for the reply.
    Pls how can I preserve my peanut, the one I did got soft after some days hoping that it ‘ll be getting dry more since I packed it into a cellophane bag i.e nylon. Thank u for being there for us.

  46. hello precious, pls will it turn out nice if I make it without baking soda? and can I use roasted peanuts? must it be raw?

    • Hi Theresa, do you mean baking powder? I have never tried it without baking powder. In always use raw peanuts. Roasted peanuts might get overcooked. If you choose to roast the peanuts, I advise that you roast them very lightly. Hope this helps, dear.

  47. oh my goodness ,aunty precious you are a precious blessing to me,I think I av learnt a lot,God bless you…

  48. Mine was super OK for a first time practice. Thank you precious.

  49. pls ma, mine didn’t come out cripsy but was soft, what went wrong? Can you use a milk cup to illustrate the measurement for easy understanding becos am still trying to get it right.

  50. Hlo precious….I Jst saw ur blog now nd am glad I did bcos I hv been making peanut for a while now bt my problem is it doesn’t Cme out smooth….I do mix flour wit my egg,sugar,milk to give me a buttery paste…now in ur procedure u didn’t mention flour in the egg mixture…cld that b why my peanut is nt smooth…wld nid a reply on Dis pls…

  51. Since November 5, 2017 at 3:11 pm I asked this question but no reply whereas other questions as after me has been attended to.

    Pls how can I preserve my peanut, the one I did got soft after some days hoping that it ‘ll be getting dry more since I packed it into a cellophane bag i.e nylon. Thank u for being there for us.

    • Hi Kemi,
      So sorry, I must have missed your question. I always store my peanuts in a bottle (a large water bottle that has been washed and dried) and lock it tight. That way, the peanuts remain fresh and crunchy. The nylon bag might not work well because somehow air might get into it. So use a bottle and be sure to lock it tight. Hope this helps.

  52. Hi, am Favour thanks for this recipe. Tho it looks easy hope mine will turn out well too ‘cos am so trying mine now.

  53. Peace Unuigbe

    Thanks alot. seem so easy. Pls by *raw peanuts* , do you mean peanuts that haven’t been roasted? If yes, how do I get the nuts out of its peels? Can I use roasted nuts too?

    • Hi, Peace! Yes, raw peanuts are peanuts that haven’t been roasted. No need to peel them. You could use roasted peanuts but there’s the danger of them getting burnt while frying. So raw peanuts are the best because – they will cook during the frying and turn out crunchy. Hope this helps.

  54. pls the raw peanuts is it groundnut that has not been fried

  55. oluwatomilola

    gud evni house,am new here.pliz I nid d video clip of how to make peanut burger

  56. Hi Precious. Your blog looks very interesting. I just read your post on how to make peanut snack here and I really think I should give it a try. Actually, I’m looking to learn how to make one or two snacks in order to use it as a source of extra income during my National Youth Service. Will it be possible to learn that without actually having a teacher?

    • Hi Tolu, yes you can definitely learn without a physical d]teacher. The key is following the exact recipe. Also, watch the video embedded in the post so you can see how I make it. All the best!

  57. Nice blog Precious. Please I want to know, instead of deep frying, can it be baked?

  58. Royal Queen

    Kudos ma’am! You’ve done such a great job!
    I like this and will try it as soon as possible.

  59. Hi auntie precious… Pls what is the exact amount of mls for the groundnut ??
    Is 1 cup of gnut 150ml??

  60. i love your blog, the recipe is great, thanks for it.

  61. Hello Madam, your blog is really interesting, please in the case of the peanut making, can you use icing sugar in place of ordinary sugar,coz I want to give it a try this weekend. thanks

  62. Sunshine Eve

    Hi ma precious love d recipe u gave out ,. God bless u and continue increasing his knowledge on u ijn amen. Pls ma i want to teach some of d community In carrying out our CDS ., can i use fry groundnut and will not allow d oil not b too hot wen deep frying cos we are giving little time to round up.

    • Hi Sunshine, so sorry for the late reply. I have never made it with roasted (fried) groundnuts so I can’t really tell how that will work. The groundnuts are likely to burn in the oil. To be on the safe side you could roast the groundnuts very lightly and see.

  63. Aloba onome

    Hi precious your blog is nice.. And your procedure looks simple.. I’m about to try it and i hope it comes out well for me.. Thanks for the great work

  64. Hello Precious dear. Happy with this plat form buh needs a clarification on d peanut burger,for d recipe u said raw ground nuts,does that mean I can’t use fried g/nut?? N if I am to use raw g/nut, how am I to peel off d bk or shd I do the coating with d back?? Tnks hoping for a reply

  65. Hi precious
    please must I wash and sundry the groundnuts before adding the mixture and the flour to coat it and if it’s compulsory, which other mean can I dry it during rainy season

  66. Hi precious, thanks for the video, it means alot. I do my peanuts and dey always turns out fine but will it be okay to replace the milk flavor with liquid milk to see how it taste and is it possible to have my peanuts baked instead of frying.. How can I alsi be consistent with my measuring to get it right with d taste..

    • Hi dear, this recipe doesn’t call for milk flavor or liquid milk so you can definitely make your peanuts without milk. Also, I am sure you can bake but I have never tried it. Maybe you try baking and let me know how it goes. Check the bottom of this post to see my step-by-step peanut recipe with measurements. Blessings

  67. Good recipe I will try mine and see Wat u get thanks

  68. Nice one precious thanks

  69. Olajesutoro Olaniyan

    I once made peanuts and the nuts inside turned so soft after frying
    Please what went wrong.

  70. Olajesutoro Olaniyan

    I once made peanuts but the nuts inside became so soft immediately after frying.
    Please what went?

  71. Hello precious please can I use coconut or vanilla flavor in place of nutmeg?

  72. Thank you so much for the video. I learnt alot and try to fry my own

  73. Janey Edeigba

    Thank you for this video
    I always thought Twas difficult
    But I’m gon try it now
    It looks easier

  74. This is nice. But am a kind of suggesting to pple that is seeking for preservatives. There is non, jst make sure which ever means u are using that tight or seal it very well. To prevent air penetration

  75. pls ma mine have egg taste and too soft y

  76. tanks for d video ma

    but mine had strong egg taste and too soft why

  77. Hello precious,Thanks a lot for the recipe I did mine and it came out well. in fact, some diabetics patients want there own without sugar,but still outcome taste nice and crispy

  78. Dopamu oluwabusayo

    Hmm,well done.I haven’t given it a trial but the video I watch gives 100% of a spicy and crunchy peanut burger. You mixed egg and sugar together that’s another 100% the reason for given 100% is that I tasted one peanut burger sometimes and I spit it out because of the sugar in it but seeing this the egg will melt the sugar and everything will be crunchy.Thank you precious.

  79. Can I use corn for making corn nuts as pea nuts?

  80. how many cups of groundnuts can go in for One kg of flour?i mean 8cups of flour?

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  82. Hi precious. Thanks for the recipe. I did mine but I discovered the sugar isn’t enough and it didn’t coat well.
    Can I try redoing it with the same peanut I used earlier?

    Please I’ll really appreciate it if I can get the answer ASAP Thanks

    • Keep coating it until it coats completely. Also, follow my exact measurements for best results. Hope this helps.

      • Thanks. I did another one and it’s superb

        Actually, that one that didn’t coat well I’ve already fried it. My question now is can I coat the already fried peanuts again? I don’t know if you understand me

  83. Mime came out well Precy but it looks whitish….Please,any solution for that?

    • Hi Pascy, you need to let the peanuts fry until golden brown. It could be that you didn’t let them fry long enough. Hope this helps.

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