9 Ghanaian Breakfast Dishes to Try

Bright and colorful foods from Ghana often revolve around a saucy base served with starch. Many of these stew dishes are red or orange from tomatoes and hot peppers.

A Delicious Plate of White Rice, Beans and Fried Plantain

Other staple ingredients include rice, cassava, beans, yam, and maize.

While most Ghanaian breakfast food isn’t as spicy as dishes served at different times, they use many of the same components. 

From porridges to spicy and savory pancakes, breakfast foods served in Ghana provide a range of flavors and textures for a morning meal.

While some take planning and at least 24 hours to prepare, some meals are fast and easy to make at home!

Final Thoughts

Try a traditional Ghanaian breakfast with these dishes!

Learn about other traditional African foods on our blog, or check out breakfasts in other countries like Vietnamese breakfast foods or breakfast in Ecuador.

9 Ghanaian Breakfast Dishes to Try

A Delicious Plate of White Rice, Beans and Fried Plantain

Learn what many people eat for breakfast in Ghana! These Ghanaian breakfast foods are a great way to start your day off strong.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


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  1. Thanks for sharing these recipes. I actually think you added your own flavor to the dishes but you still did justice to almost all of the recipes.As a Ghanaian it was a delight to read.
    Kind holiday wishes from Accra Ghana.

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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.