Best Nigerian Breakfast Ideas


Are you searching online for Nigerian breakfast ideas? Come check this out.

Breakfast is not just the first, but an important meal that you do not want to miss in your daily routine.

It can get annoying to think up food choices for the common Nigerian, particularly with the morning bustle or his restricted food ideas. 

I have put together a few easy and healthy Nigerian breakfast ideas for you. Check them out below:

1. Bread and Beverage

This meal is famous in almost every Nigerian home. Several beverage choices exist: Bournvita, Milo, Ovaltine, Espresso, or if you are a tea-leaf lover, you have Lipton. Bread is eaten with boiled or fried eggs, an omelette, sardine, margarine, peanut butter or jam.

2. Noodles

Now, noodles can be the kids’ favourite, however it is loved by adults for its quick prep time. It is garnished with different choice veggies and don’t forget your protein which could be crayfish, boiled or fried eggs, beef or chicken; as you like. 

3. Cereals

Cereals are one of the easiest selections for a Nigerian breakfast. Cold cereals like cornflakes and chocolate chips with full cream or condensed milk can become interesting when you add dried fruits or raisins, yum. However, hot cereals like oats in milk are still great breakfast ideas.

4. Moi-Moi or Akara

These conventional foods crafted from beans are especially lusty and refreshing. Some people use the whole bean seeds, which demand preparation ahead of time, while others use the less tedious bean powder.

They may be eaten with custard or pap sweetened with milk and sugar or honey.

5. Fried Plantain/Potatoes/Yam and egg sauce

All you need is a knife to slice and oil to fry. While a few people are die-hard dodo ‘fans’, others opt for potatoes and yam. The meal is pleasurable and a favourite.

6. Rice or Spaghetti with vegetable sauce/stew

Rice and spaghetti are smooth breakfast ideas. It is so easy a choice when you have left over stew. There are a dozen and one recipes for stew and sauce which could upload something new in your breakfast table. 

7. Plantain Moi-Moi

At one point, we have all had to discard our overripe plantain. This recipe makes good use of those overripe plantain in a process similar to making moi moi. It is mixed with palm oil, plantain flour, prawns or fish, and with good spicing it brings satisfaction on your flavor buds. 

8. Pancakes

This meal has received recognition on our Nigerian breakfast table. It’s as easy as making an omelette or a toast, your pancakes can be ready in 1/2 an hour. Banana added to your batter before frying can bring some fruity goodness. Serve with peanut butter, jam, or honey and a glass of milk.

These are a few Nigerian breakfast ideas you should try. I’m hoping they can add spice to your breakfast table.

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