A plate of yam and egg sauce

The Best Nigerian Breakfast Meals: Ranked

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What better way to kick off your morning than a wholesome meal to nourish you, keep you alert and help you power through the day?

While the ‘breakfast culture’ in Nigeria isn’t a big deal as it once was, it is still pretty important to us, especially during weekends with the family.

Here’s a ranking of some famous Nigerian breakfasts, in order of least favourite (meh) to favourite (mmm yeah, can we have some more of that?). Check it out:

Custard

A bowl of vanilla custard

Custard is the ‘bougie” version of ogi: it’s the one that studied abroad. It comes in different flavours- Vanilla, strawberry, etc.; mix with milk and sugar, and you are good to go.

Cereal

A bowl of cereal and fruits

If you belong to the school of thought that cereals are for kids, you might not appreciate how amazing they are. They are perfect for those rush hour mornings when you need something quick and healthy to get you going. There is also a wide range of brands and flavours, so you can be sure to find something for you, no matter your preference. Plus, you can add some fruits to the mix.

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Bread and Eggs

A plate with a sunny side up fried egg on a bread toast with coffee, a fork, and a knife.

This is a meal that cuts across all ages; everyone grew up eating this. Bread and eggs work together, and it’s pretty amazing. Adding bacon or sausages and a cup of hot cocoa gives this meal some extra points.

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Pancakes

Pancakes are amazing! The only reason this isn’t in the top 3 is that it’s not an inherently Nigerian breakfast. This breakfast is top tier, and that isn’t up for debate. All you need is the perfect recipe to help you achieve the right taste and just the right amount of thickness. Pour some syrup and berries on the pancakes, and you’re in food Heaven. Whew!

Bread and Ewa Agoyin

Bread and Ewa Agoyin

Source: Ono Bello

Where do we begin? Bread and Ewa Agoyin make a perfect couple. The spicy, peppery sauce is what holds this meal together, making it one of the best Nigerian breakfasts. This meal is known to knock people back to sleep, so it’s best eaten on the weekends.

Yam & Egg Sauce

Yam and Eggs

Source: MyActiveKitchen

Yam and egg is a fire combo that is both nutritious and filling. This is the meal you eat when you have a job interview or an exam; because you want to keep your brain alert and sharp. We stan this meal. ?

Akara & Pap

Akara and Pap

Whoever came up with the fantastic idea to pair Akara (bean cakes) and pap (otherwise known as ogi) is a genius who deserves his/ her public holiday. This breakfast is a Nigerian staple and is best eaten on Saturday mornings after chores (Don’t ask me why). Name a better duo; I’ll wait.

Which of these meals is the ultimate breakfast? Give us your opinion.

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