Belizean Powder Bun Recipe

Have you ever been to Belize and want to try making Belizean powder buns at home? In Belize, the locals called it “pow-da buns”. These buns are a delicious and yummy snack. It requires a fair number of ingredients, but the taste is well worth the effort. It has a crispy surface and a soft texture inside.

Additionally, it is extremely simple to make at home and does not take a long amount of time. You can make this recipe without going outside; simply follow the directions and create this delightful Belizean powder bun recipe.

Easy And Tasty Belizean Powder Bun Recipe

Easy And Tasty Belizean Powder Bun Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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If you’re a foodie like me, I’m sure you’ll definitely enjoy this cooking guide to making Belizean Powder Buns.


  • All-purpose flour 4 cups 

  • Cinnamon powder 1 tbsp. 

  • Raisins ½ cup 

  • Baking powder 4 tbsp.

  • White sugar 1.5 cups

  • Margarine ½ cup

  • Evaporated milk 2 cups

  • Eggs 2 pcs

  • Vanilla essence 3 tbsp. 

  • Salt

how to make Belizean Powder Bun

  •  Preheat Your Oven: Preheat the oven to 370 degrees. Grease the baking sheet by using margarine and keep it aside.
    Preheat Your Oven
  • Prepare The Egg Batter: Take a small bowl, crack the eggs. Remove all the eggshells. Then Mix sugar. with the fork for about 2 minutes.
    Prepare The Egg Batter
  • Make The Dough: Take all-purpose flour in another big bowl. Add salt, baking powder, the rest of the margarine, raisins, cinnamon, mix the ingredients evenly. Slowly add evaporated milk, vanilla essence, egg, and sugar mixture mix with hand until dough is thick and soft.
    Make The Dough
  •  Ready For Baking: Take a ball size dough and arrange it on greased baking sheet. Press the dough with your hand and make it 1.5 inches thick. Keep the dough at a certain distance so that when it is baked one does not stick to the other.
     Ready For Baking
  • Time For Baking: Place the baking tray in the oven at 370 degrees F. Cook for 20 minutes or until it gets golden brown colour.Time For Baking
  •  Serving: Once baking is done, remove the buns from the oven. Your belizean powder bun is ready you can now serve hot.

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Final word:

The belizean powder buns will bake up as flat and fluffy. They have a crispiness outside and softness inside. You can eat them as you like to, eating them with jam makes them even more delicious. They can make a great side dish paired with tea or coffee.

Last Updated on February 16, 2023 by Eleanor

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Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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