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7 Heart Warming African Breakfast Ideas For Mother’s Day

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Mother’s day is once a year but for us, Mother’s Day is every day. We love celebrating our mothers for all the endless sacrifices they make for our sake. There are many ways to celebrate mothers and one good way is to pick a day and make your Mama a good old African breakfast. To help you with some ideas, we have compiled 7 African breakfast recipes you can choose from to surprise your Mom.

#1 – Home Made West African Crepe

CategoryCuisine, , Cooking MethodDifficultyBeginner

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time1 hr 10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time1 hr 25 mins

 2 cups flour
 1 ⅔ cups sugar
 6 eggs
 ¼ cup melted butter
 1 tsp vanilla flavor
 1 ½ tsp nutmeg
 ½ cup oil - optional

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Ingredients

 2 cups flour
 1 ⅔ cups sugar
 6 eggs
 ¼ cup melted butter
 1 tsp vanilla flavor
 1 ½ tsp nutmeg
 ½ cup oil - optional

Directions

Homemade West African Crepe

Somali Puff Puff (Bur Saliid

Nigerian Corned Beef and Herbed Akara

Category, Cuisine, Cooking MethodDifficultyIntermediate

Yields12 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

 1 ½ cups Nigerian brown or Oloyin (honey) beans
  cup parsley finely chopped. A handful works. You could substitute with scent leaves or basil - optional
 1 cup corned beef
 1 tbsp crayfish
 1 tbsp dry grounded pepper
 1 egg
 1 small onion (divided – chop half and set aside)
 2 2 small garlic cloves
 ½ inch of ginger (grated)
 1 habanero pepper or ata-rodo
 Bouillon cube or salt to taste
 Oil for deep frying

Ingredients

 1 ½ cups Nigerian brown or Oloyin (honey) beans
  cup parsley finely chopped. A handful works. You could substitute with scent leaves or basil - optional
 1 cup corned beef
 1 tbsp crayfish
 1 tbsp dry grounded pepper
 1 egg
 1 small onion (divided – chop half and set aside)
 2 2 small garlic cloves
 ½ inch of ginger (grated)
 1 habanero pepper or ata-rodo
 Bouillon cube or salt to taste
 Oil for deep frying

Directions

Corned Beef and Herbed Akara (bean fritters)

Tanzania Mandazi (Buns)

Yields1 Serving

 1 egg
 ½ cup sugar
 1 cup milk
 4 tbsp margarine, melted
 3 cups white flour
 2 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt
 oil for frying

Ingredients

 1 egg
 ½ cup sugar
 1 cup milk
 4 tbsp margarine, melted
 3 cups white flour
 2 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt
 oil for frying

Directions

Tanzanian Mandazi (Buns)

North African Shakshuka 

Category, , Cuisine, Cooking MethodDifficultyIntermediate

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time25 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time50 mins

 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
 1 ½ tbsp sweet Hungarian or smoked Spanish paprika
 2 tsp whole or ground cumin seed
 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by squeezing between your fingers or with a pastry blender (see note)
 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
 1 large red pepper (bell pepper for milder heat, or a hotter variety, such as red horned pepper, depending on your heat preference), stems, seeds, and ribs removed, thinly sliced
 1 fresh small hot chili (such as jalapeño, serrano, or Fresno), stems, seeds, and ribs removed, thinly sliced
 23 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
 6 eggs
 Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
 Large handful minced cilantro, parsley, or a mix
 Sliced oil-cured black olives, feta cheese, or artichoke hearts, for serving (all optional)
 Crusty bread, for serving

Ingredients

 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
 1 ½ tbsp sweet Hungarian or smoked Spanish paprika
 2 tsp whole or ground cumin seed
 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by squeezing between your fingers or with a pastry blender (see note)
 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
 1 large red pepper (bell pepper for milder heat, or a hotter variety, such as red horned pepper, depending on your heat preference), stems, seeds, and ribs removed, thinly sliced
 1 fresh small hot chili (such as jalapeño, serrano, or Fresno), stems, seeds, and ribs removed, thinly sliced
 23 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
 6 eggs
 Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
 Large handful minced cilantro, parsley, or a mix
 Sliced oil-cured black olives, feta cheese, or artichoke hearts, for serving (all optional)
 Crusty bread, for serving

Directions

Shakshuka (Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce) Recipe

Cameroonian Lefombo (Sugary Donuts)

CategoryCuisineCooking MethodDifficultyIntermediate

Yields5 Servings
Prep Time1 hr 15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time1 hr 30 mins

 600 g Flour
 150 ml Warm Milk
 120 ml Warm water
 12 g Baker's yeast
 60 g Butter
 60 g Sugar
 Salt to Taste
 Oil for Frying

Ingredients

 600 g Flour
 150 ml Warm Milk
 120 ml Warm water
 12 g Baker's yeast
 60 g Butter
 60 g Sugar
 Salt to Taste
 Oil for Frying

Directions

Lefombo (Gateau)

Kenyan Creamy Honey Uji

CategoryCuisine, Cooking MethodDifficultyBeginner

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

 3 tbsp soghurm flour
 1 ½ cups cups of water
 ½ cup plain yoghurt
 ½ lemon, juiced
 3 tbsp honey

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Ingredients

 3 tbsp soghurm flour
 1 ½ cups cups of water
 ½ cup plain yoghurt
 ½ lemon, juiced
 3 tbsp honey

Directions

Creamy Honey Uji
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