Types of Bread in Nigeria

Bread is a very common food in Nigeria. It is a meal prepared with flour, butter, sugar, and other ingredients depending on the type. Bread is rated as one of the meals that can be eaten either as a whole meal or a snack irrespective of the time of the day. There is a wide variety of bread types in Nigeria with “agege” bread being the most popular. Other types of bread in Nigeria include sugar bread, whole wheat bread, and sardine bread amongst others. In this article, the different types of bread in Nigeria would be discussed in detail.

Types of Bread in Nigeria

The types of bread in Nigeria would be addressed below:

  • Agege Bread

Agege bread as earlier stated is one of the most popular breads in Nigeria. It got its name from the popular “Agege” located in Lagos state, Nigeria. The bread originated from Agege. This bread could be eaten with any beverage of your choice. Agege bread is fluffy and soft. It is made with dry yeast, warm water, flour, granulated sugar, eggs, salt, milk powder, and softened butter. Whichever recipe you use to make this bread depends on you. The outcome is a stretchy texture.

  • Sugar Bread

Sugar bread is another type of bread in Nigeria that is very popular. It is the bread you find in supermarkets over the counter. Looking for the perfect bread to use to prepare sandwiches? Sugar bread is your best bet. In every Nigerian bakery, it is their number one product. It is a type of bread that is very affordable irrespective of background or social class. The sugar bread name is derived from its sweet taste and the fact that sugar is used in great quantities. Other ingredients include flour, softened butter, yeast, and salt.

  • Whole Wheat Bread

Whole wheat bread is a type of bread eaten in Nigeria by people watching their weight so as not to add more weight, the elderly, diabetic patients and people on a weight loss journey. Whole wheat bread is more expensive than most bread in Nigeria. Its primary ingredient is wheat flour. Other ingredients that the bread is made of include bread flour or all-purpose flour, yeast, sugar, milk, salt and others. There are several recipes used in baking whole wheat bread. If you’re thinking of making your homemade wheat bread, you could use any recipe that suits you. This bread could be used to prepare sandwiches and other bread meals.

  • Sardine Bread

Another type of bread in Nigeria is Sardine bread. Sardine bread is another bread that is more expensive than the conventional bread type. It is made with the inclusion of sardines in the dough. Aside from sardines, you would need bread flour, sugar, salt, butter, eggs and other ingredients. Sardine bread is a type of white bread that has sardine in it. It could be eaten as a snack or a whole meal. Trust me, if you haven’t tried sardine bread, you’re missing out on this amazing food. You wouldn’t need butter before eating sardine bread. It is best eaten fresh.

  • Coconut Bread

Coconut bread is another type of bread in Nigeria. It is considered a luxury bread. Because of its unique and amazing taste, it is the type of bread you eat when you feel like giving yourself and your family a treat. Coconut bread gets its rich coconut taste from an actual coconut. The coconut cream and grated or shredded coconut are used in the preparation of the bread. The outcome of the baking procedure is sweet, golden and crunchy bread. Coconut bread can be eaten at any time of the day. 

  • Shawarma Bread

Shawarma bread is a special type of bread in Nigeria. It is a type of flatbread. It is the bread used in preparing shawarma, a popular meal in Nigeria. Shawarma bread is sold in most Nigerian supermarkets and major markets across the country. If you feel like making homemade shawarma bread, it is very easy to make. All you need is the right ingredients and either an oven or a pan. You would need all-purpose flour, yeast, salt, and others. The secret is in how you knead and roll the dough. After kneading, you roll into small balls and roll with a rolling pin into a round shape. The outcome of the baking process is a flatbread.

  • Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of the types of bread found in Nigeria. Its main ingredient is mashed bananas. Banana bread is very moist and soft. It gets its moisture from banana fruit. This type of bread could be eaten as a snack. It can be that perfect picnic snack you are looking for. Banana bread gets its unique delicious taste from bananas. Asides from bananas, if you want to prepare banana bread, you need brown sugar, softened butter, flour and other ingredients. 

  • Chocolate Bread

One of the luxury foods in Nigeria is chocolate bread. Chocolate bread is one of the most expensive bread in Nigeria. It is known for its rich chocolate taste and colour. The dominant ingredient used in making chocolate bread is chocolate chips and unsweetened cocoa powder. If you want to make chocolate bread at home, there are several recipes to try out. Choose the recipe that suits you. The ingredients you would need include sugar, buttermilk, flour, eggs, baking powder and soda, and other ingredients.

  • French Roll Bread

Another type of bread found in Nigeria is French roll bread. This type of bread has its origin in France. French roll bread can be found in many bakeries and supermarkets across various towns in Nigeria. Thinking of baking french roll bread at home? It is very easy and fast to prepare. All you need is the correct recipe and ingredients. The dough used for making French roll bread can be kneaded with a mixer or hand. The ingredients needed to make French roll bread include bread flour, vegetable or olive oil, warm water, dry yeast, salt, and sugar.

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