African Dishes: 12 Popular African Breakfasts and Brunches

African Breakfasts

You have not thoroughly experience Africa if you have not sampled at least a few of these exquisite traditional delicacies of African cuisines. There isn’t a hangover that a good food can’t cure. We present you a few selected African breakfasts and brunches that will always help champion your day. Here are some delightful African dishes for you to include in your archive of homemade recipes!

1. Baked Plantain Frittata(Baked plantain and eggs)

Traditional breakfasts found throughout West Africa.

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2. Plantain Pancake

Tender and delicious soft plantain pancakes.

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3. Sweet Plantain Hash & Eggs

Protein packed – delicious skillet breakfast Casserole. It is very famous among african breakfasts.

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4. Bacon wrapped plantain

Bacon wrapped plantain – delicious appetizer, snack and/or breakfast.

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5. Injera

Slightly sour and slightly sweet, but heavenly delicious.
Areas enjoyed: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Yemen, Djibouti and Sudan.

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6. Ethiopian Spiced Butter (Niter Kibbeh)

Niter Nibbeh a spice-infused clarified butter

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7. Vitumbua (Coconut Rice Pancakes)

Vitumbua: vegan donut or pancake.

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East African Breakfast around the Swahili countries – Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Somalia, and more.


8. Plantain Bread/Cake

Made from overripe plantain.

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9. Easy Mandazi

Easy Mandazi- East African tasty bites.

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10. Homemade Akamu (Pap, Ogi, Corn Porridge)

Widely enjoyed in Nigeria and Cameroon. It is one of the most famous west African breakfasts.

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11. Vetkoek

South African crispy outside and warm and fluffy inside filled with minced curry.

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12. Puff-Puff (Deep fried dough)

Puff Puff it’s a legendary street food in Nigeria and most West African countries. Get the recipe here.

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All images: courtesy of ImmaculateBites

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