Nigerian breakfast recipes comprise the original foods that are eaten in Nigeria in the morning, I hope to make this list comprehensive and detailed by including even recipes for kids.
Are you a Nigerian or married to a Nigerian and just wondering what to make for breakfast? (just in case you want to make a surprise breakfast for your spouse). Well, take your time and dig in 😀
I get questions daily about “Nigerian breakfast ideas”, most people wanted to know what Nigerians eat in the morning.
Let’s make simple and easy Nigerian breakfast recipes and then a detailed instruction on making them will follow via a link. I will also include videos where necessary. It is advisable to go on very light foods in the morning, simple meals that will unlock your neural pathway for the rest of the day.
Most Popular Breakfast Idea
The most popular breakfast recipe in Nigeria is a combination of tea and bread
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 noodle in Nigeria that would serve as breakfast for both adults and children alike. I thought they were for kids until I discovered this recipe.
Learn more about Different Nigerian Noodle (indomie) recipes, you would be happy you did.
Here are some of the many 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 kitchen.
Pap and Fries
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).
Ewa and Bread
The third on my list of Nigerian breakfast recipes would be Yoruba’s popular breakfast idea – ewa agoyin (beans and bread) (you will know what I am saying if you live in Lagos Nigeria. The country’s most industrious state). We call it bread and ewa here in the Yorubaland and they sell a plate for less than 500 naira.
Bread and ewa are popularly made and served in local Nigerian restaurants. The making of the beans for this recipe differs completely from other beans recipes. It is just cooked beans and a special stew, then the bread is often agege bread. Click here to learn more about making Ewa Agoyin (ewa) in Yoruba land and other beans recipes.
Custard and Porridge Beans
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.
Toasted Bread and Coffee
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.
Jollof Rice for Breakfast
I keep thinking about my favorite breakfast recipe, a newly discovered recipe. It is just a combination of jellof rice and a 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.
These are good examples 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 time. During this time I have been able to experiment with different 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.
Nigerian Breakfast Recipe
- 4 Fresh eggs
- 5 tbsp Vegetable/groundnut oil
- Half cup fresh tomatoes chopped
- Small Sliced Onions chop
- Fresh pepper to taste
- Salt to taste
- Seasoning cube Just a pinch
- Heat your frying pan for a minute then add about 4 Tablespoons of vegetable oil, allow to heat for 30 seconds before adding the sliced onions, then tomato/pepper should follow.
- Fry for 5 minutes before spraying a pinch of salt (to taste), then sprinkle the seasoning cube, just a pinch (I prefer less)
- Stir, and then make sure it is spread evenly on the frying pan and boiling in very little oil. Then pour in the (already broken and mixed eggs) to cover the onions,/tomato combination.
- Allow frying for a minute before flipping.
- Serve with bread and tea as you see in the image above
Go To Nigerian Desserts From Breakfast Recipes
I answered the question – What is African Breadfruit?
Try some Igbo Recipes
I like rice and stew with plantain and chicken
My fovourite breakfast is tea and bread and egg. Thank you so much.
God bless you richly for these.
Wow great. I love yam and egg saurce. But i think yamarita will also go well. I will get it a try today.
Nice one… I love yam and egg sauce for breakfast. Infact after looking at d images,it seems am having a rethink! Lol
Please where can I get angostura aromatic bitters and grenadine syrup in kwara state?
Please how do i get the book
Am in port Harcourt
And i wish to pay cash.
Thanks a lot for those wonderful breakfast insight……please I need suggestions on what could go with Quaker oat (white oats) as a breakfast thanks.
Thanks for the eye opener. Can you please provide me with your food blog? I will be expecting your reply. Thanks.
I love bread and fried egg as my breakfast
It is simply amazing. Thanks
Found this site helpful. I never new we has this type of rich food for breakfast. Thank u so much.
Wow that’s awesome thanks for the breakfast recipe
My favourite break fast is pap with akara/moi-moi
i love bread fry eggs and cup of tea thanks alots
This site of yours is GBAM!!! I love your work n pls keep it up. My own favourite breakfast is just bread and tea
You are doing a great job Chidi, always making things very easy for me thanks
Hello Chidi, 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.
Hello Chidi, 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.
Am very greatful, thanks to Nigeria Kitchen!
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.
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.
Nice one Chidi, this is really educating
Nice on Chidi, this is really educting
I like tea with nescafe, thanks for the breakfast ideas.
Thick yellow pap with liquid milk taken with moi moi is splendid for breakfast
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
i like beans and bread
Chidi, 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.
I will love to no how cook different kind of Nigerian food.thank u
And a lot for this website.. You av been so helpful as a wife to be.. You av made me a better cook
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.
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 recipes.
I love boiled yam wit fried egg wit tomatoes nd onion in it.
I was just wondering “what do Nigerians eat as breakfast” thanks for these, they are APPETIZING
Can fruitbread (ukwa) be used as breakfast recipe?
I will like to know how to cook vegetable soup and the type of vegetables to use except periwinkle
I like Yam and tomato sauce for my breakfast.
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.
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.
Chidi, Thanks for the breakfast recipes, I am going to try everyone of them and get back to you.
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.
These have been helpful. tnx alot
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.
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.
Our favourite breakfast is fried eggs with onions, tomatoes and shrimps with bread and tea.
My favorite breakfast will be a plate of beans,bread n my cup of tea
My favorite morning food is fried egg plus bread and then a cup of tea
I like a combination of fried plantain, Irish potato, fried eggs, tomato sauce and tea for breakfast. It is my perfect morning recipe
I like the combination of fried plantain and egg with tea it is the best for me
I love this…so tasty