Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it provides the body with the needed nutrients to start the day. With these African breakfast ideas, you’re bound to be supercharged and ready to take on your day.
African breakfast is spectacular because most can be eaten for lunch or even dinner. Also, they are delicious and easy to prepare. Check out 8 of these delicacies below:
1. Chai and Mandazi
This is an African breakfast that is particularly common in eastern Africa. Mandazi, also known as Mahamri is a special kind of doughnut that is made with the addition of ground cardamom seeds. Mandazi is best accompanied with Masala Chai, an Indian tea that has spices infused.
2. Pap and Akara
Pap and akara is a western African breakfast delicacy. Akara is made from peeled fermented beans, mixed with spices, onions , pepper, and deep fried. Pap, on the other hand, is made from maize. Pap is like custard and made sweet.
Kenkey is a Ghanaian breakfast food. It is quite heavy and can be eaten for lunch or dinner as well. Kenkey, also called dorkonu is made from corn and eaten with a pepper sauce and big fish( usually tilapia).
Boerewors are versatile south African sausages that can be combined with different dishes and had for breakfast,lunch or dinner. They can be served with scrambled eggs, bread, like an American hotdog, the choice is all yours.
5. Yam and Egg sauce
Yam is a tuber crop that can be steamed or fried to eat. Although plain in taste, it is a delicious combination with egg sauce. Egg sauce is practically scrambled eggs with more oil, vegetables and spices.
6. Bread and Tea
Bread and tea are the easiest African breakfast, although with English origins. The bread can be eaten plain or with your favourite bred spread (butter, jam, peanut butter), or scrambled eggs and bacon. ‘ Tea’ in most parts of Africa ranges from hot chocolate and milk to green tea, to even coffee.
Pancakes are a breakfast staple almost everywhere in the world. However, rather than having them with maple syrup or butter as is so common in the west, they can be made with an African infusion. These infusions can range from the addition of onions and peppers to even herbs and spices, sausages and cheese.
8. Chips Mayai
Chips Mayai is a french fries omelette. The chips are fried first until crisp before the addition of whisked eggs o the pan. Chips mayai can be eaten plain or with a sauce.