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11 Traditional Jamaican Breakfast Recipes

These authentic and delicious Jamaican Breakfast recipes will make you feel like you’re on the island. From sweet to savory, these recipes are fulfilling and delicious. 

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day and in when you’re craving a Jamaican breakfast, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Jamaicans pride themselves on their delicious food that’s prepared with love. Some favorite breakfast items include foods such as porridge, ackee and saltfish (Jamaica’s national dish), and local fruits. 

Each of these recipes takes minimal prep and can be made in 30 minutes or less. Most are hearty and nutritious and the perfect meal to get the day started. 

What does a typical Jamaican breakfast look like?

It depends on whose house you’re in, but in our Jamaican household, we loved porridge on the weekdays. Weekends were for big feasts and our spread included foods like ackee and saltfish, roasted breadfruit, and banana fritters.

What to drink during Jamaican breakfast?

Mainly fresh juice is served. You’ll also find coffee, and healthy morning drinks, like Milo and Horlicks.

Other Recipe rounds ups

Here’s a list of 11 of the most popular breakfast recipes you will find in Jamaica.

Jamaican Breakfast Recipes

Mr Mc

Sunday 16th of July 2023

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Sharon Scott

Thursday 23rd of June 2022

I love my real authentic Jamaican food. Enjoy every one of these delicious tasty meals. These well known Jamaican dishes are always welcome to my table. Won't ever forget my culinary arts.


Monday 27th of June 2022

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Sunday 19th of June 2022