16 Popular Breakfast Dishes in Ecuador 

Ecuador has a little bit of everything when it comes to its climate. The diverse environment translates to the cuisine as well.

Serving fresh Ecuadorian potato pancakes with fresh vegetable salad

Ecuadorian breakfast food has elements of tropical influence from the jungle and draws inspiration from European locales resulting from colonization in the area. The cuisine here is varied, including foods served in the morning!

From classic South American empanadas to breakfast soups, there’s a wide range of meals served for breakfast in Ecuador. Many are unique to the country, while others are prepared throughout the region.

Try out these recipes to cook Ecuadorian breakfast food to start your day with something new!

Final Thoughts

Ecuador has a lot to offer, so start your day with these breakfast dishes!

Check out other breakfast foods from around the world, from Indonesian breakfast foods to Chinese breakfast dishes and many more.

16 Popular Breakfast Dishes in Ecuador

Serving fresh Ecuadorian potato pancakes with fresh vegetable salad

What do people eat for breakfast in Ecuador? Learn about these popular Ecuadorian breakfast foods, complete with recipes to make them yourself.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


    1. Choose your favorite recipe.
    2. Gather the necessary ingredients.
    3. Prep and cook your recipe.
    4. Enjoy!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.