Nigerian Breakfast Recipes

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

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 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.


Nigerian Breakfast Ideas

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

breakfast ideas

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.

Ewa agoyin

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

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.

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.

Nigerian Breakfast Recipe

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

Nigerian Breakfast Recipe

Here is how to fry eggs, one of the top breakfast recipes in Nigeria. I like this recipe because it serves as an easy-to-make morning food, takes about 10 minutes to prepare; sounds easy right? I made this for myself this morning, it was a quick fix. I eat this kind of food when I am in a hurry to meet up with an appointment.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Nigerian
Servings 2
Calories 466 kcal


  • 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



I serve fried eggs with bread and tea in Nigeria. It is a perfect breakfast recipe in Nigeria; it is unarguably the most popular breakfast in Nigerian and I am sure you are going to love it when you try it.
All the best,
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I love this…so tasty

June 30, 2022

I like rice and stew with plantain and chicken

November 13, 2020
Gracious Daniel

5 stars
My fovourite breakfast is tea and bread and egg. Thank you so much.

July 1, 2020

God bless you richly for these.

June 30, 2020

Wow great. I love yam and egg saurce. But i think yamarita will also go well. I will get it a try today.

April 10, 2020

Nice one… I love yam and egg sauce for breakfast. Infact after looking at d images,it seems am having a rethink! Lol

October 15, 2019

Please where can I get angostura aromatic bitters and grenadine syrup in kwara state?

February 27, 2019

Please how do i get the book
Am in port Harcourt
And i wish to pay cash.

November 23, 2018
Chidi Anegbu

CAll 08035051468

November 24, 2018

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.

September 11, 2017

Thanks for the eye opener. Can you please provide me with your food blog? I will be expecting your reply. Thanks.

July 17, 2017
stella chukwu

I love bread and fried egg as my breakfast

July 13, 2017

It is simply amazing. Thanks

June 12, 2017

Found this site helpful. I never new we has this type of rich food for breakfast. Thank u so much.

May 4, 2017
chidi anan

Lol, welcome.

May 10, 2017
Nweke somtochukwu

Wow that’s awesome thanks for the breakfast recipe

April 25, 2020

My favourite break fast is pap with akara/moi-moi

March 14, 2017
mrs deborah oluchi edo

i love bread fry eggs and cup of tea thanks alots

September 17, 2016
Tayo T

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

August 5, 2016
Ojelabi betty

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

July 22, 2016

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.

July 19, 2016

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.

July 19, 2016

Am very greatful, thanks to Nigeria Kitchen!

June 16, 2016
Adewunmi Adelanwa

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.

June 14, 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.

April 22, 2016

Nice one Chidi, this is really educating

April 16, 2016

Nice on Chidi, this is really educting

April 16, 2016

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

March 26, 2016

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

December 20, 2015

Hi Chidi,

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

November 16, 2015
lucy c

i like beans and bread

July 10, 2015

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.

January 27, 2015
Chidi Anegbu

thanks for commenting @ Glory.

January 28, 2015
kolapo tope

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

January 22, 2015

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

January 13, 2015

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.

October 9, 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 recipes.

September 12, 2014
saratu musa

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

July 19, 2014

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

July 18, 2014

Can fruitbread (ukwa) be used as breakfast recipe?

July 18, 2014

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

July 17, 2014

I like Yam and tomato sauce for my breakfast.

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.

July 17, 2014

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

July 17, 2014

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

July 16, 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.

February 7, 2014
Chidi Anegbu

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

February 12, 2014

These have been helpful. tnx alot

October 24, 2013
Mr Joyce

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.

October 8, 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.

August 16, 2013

Our favourite breakfast is fried eggs with onions, tomatoes and shrimps with bread and tea.

March 18, 2020

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

July 28, 2013
Drake man

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

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

July 17, 2013
Blessing Joshua

I like the combination of fried plantain and egg with tea it is the best for me

March 18, 2020

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