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Did You Know? 7 Breakfast Options for Saturdays

Saturdays are pretty special for both children and adults. It’s a school-free day and a work-free day as well. Little wonder it’s considered a reward for the hours spent at work from Monday to Friday. So, when people shout “thank God it’s Friday,” they are actually looking forward to the work-free Saturday.

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On Saturdays, people take their time. They sleep in and take long baths. They prepare special meals too, meals that the workday rush hour will not allow them to prepare. Today, we’ll be looking at 7 meals that are a great breakfast option for Saturdays. Here they are:

Akara and Pap

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This meal sets you up for a restful day. Akara and pap is a delicious combo; it’s a Saturday morning tradition in most homes too. However, akara is not always prepared at home. It’s a popular street food; as such, some people buy it off the streets and then come home to make pap and share the food.

Ukpo Ogede

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If you find overripe plantain in your kitchen this weekend, no trowey am oh! Just look for plantain flour, cornmeal or plain flour; add it to your overripe plantain and jejeli make plantain pudding which is also known as ukpo ogede. Here’s how to prepare this savory meal.

Fried Yam and Pepper Sauce

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This food is an easy breakfast option for the weekend. It’s tasty too. While some people like their yams crunchy, others like it soft. Thus, do what works for you. You can also peel, slice and fry plantain if you have some. Otherwise, prepare your pepper sauce then serve and enjoy.

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Okpa is one South-Eastern delicacy that you cannot get tired of eating. It is as nutritious as it is delicious. If you want to get the classic taste of this local delicacy, then prepare it with few ingredients. Once you have okpa flour, scotch bonnet pepper, uziza seed, pepper and salt, your okpa is ready oh! Any extra addition is just mmezi ngwaa 😀.

Nigerian Pancake


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You can never go wrong with this food. Nigerian Pancake can either be made thick or thin. While some people add onions and pepper to their pancake, some others prefer to have just pepper in their pancake. Nigerian pancake has a rich distinct taste. It can be enjoyed with a cold drink or hot beverage.

Yam Pepper Soup

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Omo, this one is perfect for a rainy weekend. Yam pepper soup is all the spicy blanket you need on a rainy morning. So, if you have goat meat, fresh or dry fish, biko, what are you still waiting for? Start cooking oh! When the food is ready, dish some and enjoy it while listening to Timaya’s hit jam, “This Life I Can’t Kill Myself.”

Noodles and Egg

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Both adult and children love noodles. If you don’t want to stress yourself at all, just cook this food abeg. You can garnish it with vegetables and serve it with a cold drink.

In conclusion, Saturday is a perfect day to go all out when it comes to breakfast. But if you are not up to it, make something quick and eat joor.


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Obiamaka Angela Udevi

Udevi, Obiamaka Angela holds a Master of Arts degree in History & International Studies. She's a freelance writer with a passion for food and healthy living. She can be contacted through her email address,



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