21 Breakfast Recipes Around The World (2024)

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Here are 21 of the most popular breakfast recipes from around the world, organized by continent:


1. Fonio Porridge

The fonio porridge is a traditional West African pudding, made from the fonio cereal, which is nutritious and gluten-free.

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2. Mandazi

Mandazi are traditional spiced coconut-flavored donuts from the Swahili coast, which includes Tanzania, Mozambique and Kenya.

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3. Rice Water

Rice water is a traditional Ghanaian dessert that consists of a rice porridge with nutmeg, but also other toppings to taste.

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4. Shakshuka

Ojja (or shakshuka) is a delicious dish of Tunisian origin, also popular in the Maghreb and the Middle East, which is prepared with tomatoes and simmered peppers in which eggs are added to be poached at the end of cooking.

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5. Haitian Spaghetti

Haitian spaghetti or espageti, is a dish prepared in tomato sauce, which can be made with sausages (mostly hot dog), or ham (janbon) or with smoked herring (aransol).

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6. Huevos Rancheros

Huevos rancheros or ranch-style eggs are a true Mexican institution and a complete meal with eggs and tomatoes that is mainly served at breakfast.

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7. Mayi Moulen

Mayi moulen ("ground corn" in Haitian Creole) is a staple of Haitian cuisine made from cornmeal with a very creamy texture.

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8. Timbits

Timbits, also known as munchkins are delicious donut holes that are often sold in North American fast food chains.

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9. Congee

Congee is a white rice porridge that can be found by different names across Asia, including juk in Korean and Cantonese, moe in Hokkien and teochew, zhou in Mandarin, chok in Thai, and jaou in Bengali. It is also found in Portugal under the name of canja.

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10. Kaya Toast

Kaya toast is a popular breakfast from Malaysia and Singapore prepared with butter and coconut jam spread between 2 slices of toasted bread.

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11. Makdous

Makdous is a Levantine dish made from young eggplants stuffed with a mixture of walnuts, garlic, and chili. These eggplants are then salted before being marinated and brined in olive oil.

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12. Mamounia

Mamounia (or mamounieh) is a delicious semolina pudding prepared with roasted semolina, butter and sugar syrup that is a breakfast favorite in Syria.

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13. Menemen

Menemen is a traditional Turkish dish of eggs, tomato, green pepper, and onion cooked in olive oil. It is similar to shakshuka.

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14. Bougatsa

Bougatsa (Μπουγάτσα) is a traditional Greek dessert, usually eaten for breakfast, made from filo pastry stuffed with vanilla cream.

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15. Croissant

The croissant is a pastry made with leavened puff pastry and butter, originating in Vienna and now an essential item of French breakfasts.

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16. Devilled Kidneys

Devilled kidneys are a traditional British breakfast dish composed of lamb kidneys that are cooked in a delicately spicy sauce.

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17. Plättar

Plättar are small traditional Swedish pancakes, cooked in a special crepe pan with several holes. They are prepared with flour, eggs and milk.

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18. Raggmunk

Raggmunk is a Swedish dish made from grated potatoes mixed with a dough of flour and milk, and fried in butter served with fried bacon and lingonberry jam.

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19. Skyr

Skyr is an Icelandic dairy product, called färskor in Sweden, which has the consistency of Greek yogurt, classified as a sour cream but consumed as yogurt.

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20. Pikelet

The pikelet is a variant of pancake that is popular in Australia and New Zealand. It is similar to the traditional American pancake.

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21. Vegemite Toast

Vegemite is a dark brown and relatively salty spread made from yeast extract, mainly consumed in Australia and New Zealand.

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Mike Benayoun

Mike is “the devil” of the 196 flavors’ duo. Nicknamed as such by his friends, he is constantly in search of unusual recipes and techniques with impossible to find ingredients. The devil is always pushing the envelope, whether it is with humor or culinary surprises.

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