Adun (AAdun)


AAdun is a savory snack of Yoruba origin; the snack is made from a combination of roasted corn flour, palm oil and spices. A variation of this snack contains fried red cowpeas. Aadun is sold primarily as a street snack and often it’s present at festive functions like naming ceremonies and traditional marriages


  • 1 cup roasted corn flour
  • ΒΌ cup palm oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Β½ teaspoon chilli powder


  • In a large bowl combine all the ingredients. Using your fingers, thoroughly combine and knead the mixture until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Let the mixture rest at room temperature for 2-3 hours. Mold into desired shape and serve.

Fun Fact: Aadun actually translates to “sweetness” but the snack is completely savory.

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By |January 22nd, 2013|40 Comments


  1. Daz October 15, 2017 at 8:07 am - Reply

    I remember me and my siblings not really liking the palm oil,so my mother would buy the corn flour then we would mix it with groundnut oil and sugar or salt.It was everything.

  2. Xtar December 31, 2015 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    My husband just said he wants to eat Aadun, asking if I can make it. I was like?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 1, 2016 at 7:07 pm - Reply

      hahahahha.. that eye roll is so me. The hard part is finding roasted corn.

  3. Ola December 23, 2015 at 5:50 am - Reply

    Al’ adun re oooo. You hear that when in a big garages. I love it to the extent that i drink garri with it.

  4. toluayoade June 26, 2015 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    omg thank a ton. Ive been dreaming of a dun forever, will be making this asap.

  5. gbogbowa January 10, 2015 at 1:51 am - Reply

    Aadun is really delicious but seemingly not common again, so I’m really surprised to see it in your blog! Thanks for bringing these wonderful meals to general knowledge.

  6. adexbabe2013 August 13, 2014 at 9:55 am - Reply

    What is the yoruba name for roasted corn flour please? I love aadun so much.

  7. Kemi July 1, 2014 at 6:10 am - Reply

    Hi there, thanks for all the food you are sharing, I have added this site to my bookmark. I have grounded corn at home brought from Nigeria. Can i toast that and use it for the aadun. I used to love the snack when i was young but I have not had it in ages.

  8. Cooldeuce April 29, 2014 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    can i use roasted white corn flour

  9. Daisy September 11, 2013 at 7:18 am - Reply

    Hi there!

    Is roasted corn flour the same thing as cornmeal? I’ve been looking for that here in Lagos and I imagine roasted corn flour will be easy to find. Love your website btw πŸ™‚

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie September 14, 2013 at 10:46 am - Reply

      No it’s not. cornflour is more of a further processed corn meal, the texture is more fine. Thanks for loving the site, please share our work.

  10. DumDum February 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    That`s my best snack. I don`t miss it each time in Lagos. Thanks for the recipe. May be, i will try it out here before my arrival in lagos,Nigeria.

    • Myra September 4, 2017 at 11:16 am - Reply

      Please where do you get to buy in Lagos?

  11. SERAPHINE February 9, 2013 at 4:38 am - Reply

    Looks like cake. Can’t wait to have a taste of it.

  12. cool blessing January 31, 2013 at 6:55 am - Reply

    i love Aadun, please does it require any water to mould

  13. Myne January 30, 2013 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Really no cooking involved? I can try this.

  14. Tope January 27, 2013 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    I Love love your blog. Keep up the excellent work.
    Trying your coconut rice recipe now as we speak!! Fingers crossed. Lol.. Hope it’s at least editable for the kids!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 2, 2013 at 7:04 am - Reply

      thank you!! let us know how it turns out

  15. NikkiSho January 24, 2013 at 5:47 am - Reply

    You are doing a great job here o…showing recipe for different kinds of traditional Nigerian food. Kudos πŸ™‚

  16. DVees January 24, 2013 at 2:04 am - Reply

    Oh wow.. i have never heard about Adun but I love that it look easy to make. Will keep an eye out for roasted corn flour in the african food store this wkd. It looks like a really good canape. Thank you!!!!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 24, 2013 at 4:55 pm - Reply

      Thank you!! do let us know how it turns out when you try it.

  17. Zee January 23, 2013 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Never eaten it before……. Bt did it myself today n it tasted good………tanx 4 d recipe

  18. funmi January 23, 2013 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    now i can make adun… love dt stuff **

  19. Okeoghene January 22, 2013 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Where do you get the roasted corn flour? Can you make it at home or it is available at the african store?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      Roasted corn flour is sold in African stores, but it is also very easy to make. Simply roast dried corn, mill and sieve.

  20. Adura Ojo January 22, 2013 at 10:53 am - Reply

    I love adun soooo much! Can’t wait to gorge on it when I’m in Naija. Happy New Year, 9jaFoodie.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 22, 2013 at 7:01 pm - Reply

      Yeiii!!! I thought I was the only one that likes the stuff.

      • Myra September 4, 2017 at 11:23 am - Reply

        Is there anywhere to buy the cooked one around Lagos? I’d like a taste before venturing to cook myself. It looks delicious enough but need to sure first…

  21. Name (required) January 22, 2013 at 10:50 am - Reply

    I love adun soooo much and can’t wait to gorge on it when I’m in Naija. Happy New Year, 9jaFoodie.

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