Nigerian breakfast recipes consist of the different kinds of foods that are eaten in Nigeria in the morning, I hope to make this list as comprehensive and detailed as possible by including even children’s morning recipes.

This page would be beneficial to folks in Nigeria that are clueless as to what to serve a Nigerian Person in the morning as well as non-Africans that are married to a Nigerian men/woman (just in case you want to make a surprise breakfast for your spouse).

I get questions daily about “Nigerian breakfast ideas”, most people wanted to know what Nigerians eat in the morning.

I would go along to list the very simple and easy to make Nigerian breakfast recipes and then a detailed instruction on making them, I will also include a link to videos where necessary. It is advisable to go on very light foods in the morning, certain simple meals that will unlock your neural pathway for the rest of the day.

The most popular breakfast recipe in Nigeria is a combination of tea and bread

Breakfast Recipe Ideas

This recipe is very easy to prepare and comes in handy especially when you are in a rush to meet up with office hours. Most people in Nigerian are comfortable with just tea and bread but occasionally I fry eggs to complement the recipe.

You can follow this link to learn more about this Nigerian Breakfast Recipe. I think you will even see a video on how to fry eggs the Nigerian way.

Another easy to make breakfast recipe in Nigerian is Indomie noodles. Indomie is a special kind of noodle in Nigeria that would serves as breakfast for both adults and children alike. I thought they were for kids until I discovered this particular recipe.

Nigerian Breakfast Ideas

Learn more about Different Nigerian Noodle (indomie) recipes, you would be happy you did.

Here are some of the many different food combinations that could serve as breakfast to a Nigerian, I took the images while enjoying these meals myself likewise lots of other images you find on this site. There is likely no Nigerian food that I am yet to taste, I experiment wildly and also make lots of them in my own kitchen.

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This is pap (akamu, ogi) in a plate and a combination of fried plantain and eggs.
Ogi (pap) is very simple to prepare it takes the same procedure as in making custard, you will find helpful video here on Making Akamu (pap, Ogi).

The last on my list of Nigerian breakfast recipes is beans and bread (you will know what I am saying if you live in Lagos Nigeria. The country’s most industrious state). It is called bread and ewa here in the Yorubaland and a plate is sold for less than 300 naira

bread and beans (ewa)

Bread and ewa are popularly made and served in local Nigerian restaurants. The making of the beans for this recipe is completely different from other beans recipes. It is just cooked beans and a special kind of stew, then the bread is often agege bread. Click here to learn more about Making bread and Beans (ewa) in Yoruba land and other beans recipes

beans and akamu
This is the image you saw on facebook today. It is a combination of porridge beans and custard. I love pap and milk. If I can’t find pap, custard does a wonderful job. This can go as either breakfast or dinner.

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The picture above is that of toasted bread and coffee, it is one of the many breakfast recipe ideas in the ultimate Nigerian cookbook. Do you have a copy yet? You can Get Your Copy Here. More Nigerian breakfast ideas after the cut.

I keep thinking about my favorite breakfast recipe, a newly discovered recipe. It is just a combination of jellof rice and good amount of vegetable salads with little or no cream, I try to keep my family away from canned foods as much as I could.

Nigerian Breakfast Recipe

These are good example of light and simple Nigerian breakfast inspiration. Although, some of them may take a while to prepare, I make things easy by stocking my fridge with every necessary ingredient and foodstuff.

I live in Lagos, western Nigerian and as a working-class lady I often eat breakfast in my office, I buy from restaurants that are close to my office most of the times. During this time I have been able to experiment different kind of Nigerian foods that could serve for breakfast and I would list some of them here and then others that I make at home on weekends or during holidays.



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Comments

  1. Mandy  July 17, 2013

    I like a combination of fried plantain, Irish potato, fried eggs, tomato sauce and tea for breakfast. It is my perfect morning recipe

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  2. Drake man  July 17, 2013

    My favorite morning food is fried egg plus bread and then a cup of tea

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  3. glory  July 28, 2013

    My favorite breakfast will be a plate of beans,bread n my cup of tea

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  4. Yinca  August 16, 2013

    I am a young university graduate and would want a guide of Nigeria food combinations for popular Nigerian breakfast recipes, lunch and dinner. I have a target to add to my body weight. Thank you for your time and consideration. Thanks for the Nigerian breakfast ideas.

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  5. Mr Joyce  October 8, 2013

    Thanks for the recipes for breakfast, I run into your site while I was searching for information about Nigerian foods. I have since remained a regular and loyal member of the Nigerian kitchen. Thanks for all the recipes, the site is wonderful and I am looking to try a meal of fried rice this weekend using the recipe from your site.

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  6. NAZA  October 24, 2013

    These have been helpful. tnx alot

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  7. TK  February 7, 2014

    Exactly what I was searching for – Nigerian breakfast ideas. I love your blog and your cookbooks. I just took delivery of the ultimate Nigerian cookbook and my folks were like “wow!” thanks. Kudos and cheers.

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    • Chy Anegbu  February 12, 2014

      TK, thanks for your comment and suggestion, we are ever improving and doing new stuff.

  8. Chiboy  July 16, 2014

    Chy, Thanks for the breakfast ideas, I am going to try everyone of them and get back to you.

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  9. Napheesah  July 17, 2014

    For breakfast,I prefer sandwich toast with tea or custard.works for me better than fried egg and bread but thanks for all the Nigerian breakfast recipes.

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  10. bridget  July 17, 2014

    thanks for the breakfast recipe, they are great but I like toast bread and a
    cup of tea.

    Thanks for the catfish soup, my husband was so happy with the outcome and d rivers native soup was so delicious, can’t wait to try others on d book.

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  11. Olory  July 17, 2014

    I like Yam and tomato sauce for my breakfast.

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  12. oby  July 17, 2014

    I will like to know how to cook vegetable soup and the type of vegetables to use except periwinkle

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  13. Gracia  July 18, 2014

    Can fruitbread (ukwa) be used as breakfast recipe?

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  14. HEZBABY  July 18, 2014

    I was just wondering “what do Nigerians eat as breakfast” thanks for these, they are APPETIZING

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  15. saratu musa  July 19, 2014

    I love boiled yam wit fried egg wit tomatoes nd onion in it.

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  16. Beams  September 12, 2014

    Hi. cooking is my hobby and I love to diversify and experiment with dishes from/for the various even outside Nigeria. please can you hook me up with culinary schools, if there are any in Nigeria. All I have discovered are catering outfits where you learn to bake and prepare food for occasions, just d normal things nothing exciting. can you help me, pls? Thanks. I love your breakfast ideas.

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  17. yellowforora  October 9, 2014

    This is an amazing blog tbh. But in this article it is debatable that Nigerian men especially like
    really heavy, filling foods for breakfast ( hence the usual pot belly seen in most nigerian men) But
    these are amazing recipes and truth be told the usual nigerian breakie.

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  18. Esther  January 13, 2015

    And a lot for this website.. You av been so helpful as a wife to be.. You av made me a better cook

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  19. kolapo tope  January 22, 2015

    I will love to no how cook different kind of Nigerian food.thank u

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  20. Glory  January 27, 2015

    Chy, I must thank you for making me a great mum. I love the Igbo meals and I am proud to cook meals from other states. My family is excited when I enter the kitchen.

    My ideal breakfast is moi moi and pap.

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    • Chy Anegbu  January 28, 2015

      thanks for commenting @ Glory.

  21. lucy c  July 10, 2015

    i like beans and bread

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  22. Esther  November 16, 2015

    Hi Chy,

    I bless the day I found this site, I have been trying my hands on different meals lately and its been wonderful. Thanks for the breakfast recipe ideas

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  23. viva  December 20, 2015

    Thick yellow pap with liquid milk taken with moi moi is splendid for breakfast

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  24. Musty  March 26, 2016

    I like tea with nescafe, thanks for the breakfast ideas.

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  25. Wyse  April 16, 2016

    Nice on Chy, this is really educting

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  26. Wyse  April 16, 2016

    Nice one Chy, this is really educating

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  27. chinelo  April 22, 2016

    This site is very amazing. Although I pride myself with my cooking, I still learn a lot from your site and different methods too. GOD bless you richly.

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  28. Adewunmi Adelanwa  June 14, 2016

    Thanks for these creative breakfast meals. My Sweetheart is coming from London to visit me and I have been planning on how to give him good meals when he is around in New York. Glad I checked your blog. Thumbs up madam.

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  29. Nnanne  June 16, 2016

    Am very greatful, thanks to Nigeria Kitchen!

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  30. Benny  July 19, 2016

    Hello Chy, thanks so much for producing your 2 cook books. It’s such a fantastic piece. I just put to bed a month ago and currently on exclusive breastfeeding. Pls could you help provide a well balanced diet for me so my baby can get all the necessary essential nutrients to grow well from breastmilk. I always get confused on what to eat. Pls come to my aid. Thanks a lot.

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  31. Benny  July 19, 2016

    Hello Chy, I actually meant a well balanced diet timetable I can stick to to provide my baby with all the necessary essential nutrients to grow well. Thanks a lot.

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  32. Ojelabi betty  July 22, 2016

    You are doing a great job Chy, always making things very easy for me thanks

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  33. Tayo T  August 5, 2016

    This site of yours is GBAM!!! I love your work n pls keep it up. My own favourite breakfast is just bread and tea

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