Breakfast Challenge Recipes

Hi everyone! Early this month I started a “10 delicious breakfasts in two weeks” challenge and though I finished in the third week I really tried to get at least 9 recipes done within the challenge’s time frame. You may have seen it on THIS thread or on my Instagram stories. I got a lot of positive feedback and decided to share some of my personal favorites in this blog post. I’ll attach a google doc below to the rest of the recipes since I can’t have all of them in this post.

Kabalagala (Ugandan pancakes)


  • ½ to 1kg of small bananas (ndiizi)
  • 2 to 3 cups of cassava flour
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • Vegetable oil to deep fry
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder


Mash the bananas in a bowl thoroughly. Sieve the flour and add to the mashed bananas. Add sugar and baking powder and mix till a dough slightly forms.

Knead with your palms and keep adding flour to make it more solid. Pour a bit of oil onto the dough to give it a smooth texture.

Spread a little flour on a flat surface and roll out the dough. Make circular shapes with a cup and set aside the pancakes.

At low-medium heat, deep fry the pancakes till they are evenly brown on each side.

Get them out of the pan and serve warm with a cup of tea.

Note: All-purpose flour/wheat flour will work too but you won’t get the same texture as original Kabalagala

Beetroot and Avocado smoothie     


  • ½ or 1 avocado
  • 2 beetroots
  • 500ml of vanilla yogurt
  • 1 ripe banana (optional)


Peel the avocado and slice it up into smaller chunks. Do the same for your beetroots and place in a bowl.

Pour the yogurt into your blender and add the fruits. Blend till a beautiful fuchsia-magenta colour forms.

Serve fresh in a mason jar or cool in the fridge for an hour then serve.

Tips: When blending smoothies or cocktails place the liquid first in the blender to avoid damaging it. Always drink fresh smoothies within 6 hours or freeze the ingredients and blend when you want to drink.


Mandazi Pasuas

A pasua is usually a stuffed “smokie” commonly made on the roadsides of Kenya‘s streets. I decided to make a breakfast version with mandazis.


  • Kachumbari: ½ onion, 2 -3 tomatoes, 1 cucumber, cilantro, red wine vinegar and 1 tsp. of salt
  • 3 sunny side up eggs
  • A pack of chipolatas or sausages
  • 4 large mandazis


Prepare your kachumbari and make sure all your vegetables are well mixed and salted. Chop up the sausages and fold the eggs to fit in the mandazis.

Stuff your large mandazis in layers of the different ingredients. You can also mix all the other ingredients together in a bowl to make the stuffing process easier.

Serve hot!

Tips: Make sure to make these with fairly firm mandazis and not mahmaris that can easily break. Make this recipe with scrambled eggs if you do not like sunny side up eggs.


For the rest of the 7 recipes not included in this post Click HERE

For the breakfast challenge thread on twitter Click HERE

I think I’ll be doing a lot of more of these challenges/series for the food recipes content on the website. I hope you enjoy making them and give me feedback when you try any of them.

Live and Love,