While growing up, I ate so much bread that I’m surprised it wasn’t growing on my head! LOL! Bread was my comfort food. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I would combine bread with stew, eggs, butter, and jam.
It’s therefore no surprise that Nigerian toast bread is a favourite breakfast for millions of adults and kids not just in Nigeria, but around the world as well.
The reason isn’t far-fetched: Nigerian toast bread is tasty, nutritional, and super easy to make. When combined with other ingredients to make toast bread, it becomes even more delicious and better for your health.
- The bread used for making delicious toast bread should not be too fresh. It would be better to use 2 or 3 days-old loaf of bread. It is also better to prefer wheat bread, whole grain bread or with bran.
- Toast Bread can be lathered with eggs, mushrooms, avocado, hams, butter, jams, milk, honey, fresh strawberries, amongst others.
- Chop the onion, tomato and peppers. Use sweet peppers if you can’t handle habaneros. Finely slice the sausage link.
- Sandwich toast ingredients. Pro Tip: You can sauté the ingredients before adding to the toast.
- Season the eggs with salt and seasoning cubes.
- Beat the eggs.
- Next, as you would with French toast, butter 1 side of each bread and then soak that side in the egg mix. (The butter is optional).
- I keep the toaster off till I’m done assembling because I don’t want the bread to burn immediately I close it.
How To Make Nigerian Toast Bread
Check out the various ways to making a yummy Nigerian toast bread you won’t forget in a hurry.
How To Make Nigerian Toast Bread With Egg
Nigerian Toast bread with an egg is one of the traditional ways of preparing this breakfast. To learn how to make Nigerian toast bread with egg the traditional way, check out the ingredients below.
- Bread – 6-7 slices
- Eggs – 2
- Milk – 100ml
- Sugar – 2tsp
- Butter for frying – 1tsp
- Sugar, honey, jam for serving
- Beat the eggs in a bowl to a smooth consistency. Add the milk and the sugar and whisk once again for the sugar to dissolve.
- Heat up a large frying pan and add the butter. Wait for it to melt.
- Dip the bread slices into the egg batter one by one, leaving them in the batter for 10-20 seconds on both sides.
- Fry the slices on both sides for 1 to 2 minutes or until they turn golden brown on each side.
- If the frying pan has turned dry, add more butter for frying.
- Put the toasts on a plate. Garnish with sprinkled sugar, honey, jam, or other of your favourite sweet condiments.
This type of Nigerian Toast Bread is often referred to as French bread. To make the French toast taste even better, add some vanilla extract and ground nutmeg to the egg batter. This is also by far the easiest way on how to make toast bread without a toaster.
How To Make Nigerian Toast Bread With A Toaster
If you’re lucky enough to have a toaster in your kitchen, you can use the knowledge of how to make toast bread without a toaster and apply it to your device.
- 4 Bread slices
- 1 Egg
- 2 Sardines
- Butter or margarine
- This recipe works great not only for breakfast, but also as a snack or appetizer.
- Preheat the toaster until the light goes off.
- Lightly grease the bread slices on one side with butter or margarine.
- Whisk the egg in a bowl and deep your bread slices into the beaten egg.
- I advise that you assemble the toasted bread directly in the toaster. Put the bottom slice of the bread onto the griddle. Add the chopped sardines and lettuce. You can also add beans, cheese, hard-boiled egg, and other ingredients to taste. Cover with the second bread slice.
- Close the toaster lid and leave the toast to be fully cooked – you can tell if it’s cooked when the bread surface turns golden brown.
- Slice the toast diagonally and serve.
And those are the ways to make Nigerian Toast Bread! Super easy and delicious, isn’t it? You bet!
How to make Nigerian Toast Bread – Video
Health Benefits Of Nigerian Toast Bread
Eating Nigerian toast bread isn’t just delicious and makes for an easy and fast breakfast recipe, it’s also packed with amazing benefits such as the ones below:
Nigerian Toast bread contains significant amounts of starch that provides energy just like other carbohydrate sources. Getting your starch from toasted bread is much better in contrast with getting it from the normal bread. Toasted bread offers sufficient starch without any drawbacks linked to excessive starch intake.
Contains Low Fat
The process of toasting bread is thought to lower the fat content of bread. Toasted bread only has 1g of fat in every 28g slice. While the difference in fat between standard bread and toasted may be minimal, it is of great importance to people looking to lessen their fat intake.
Aids In Weight Loss
I’m sure you didn’t think eating Nigerian toast bread is a great food for reducing weight loss. A research indicated that toasted bread brings down the glycaemic index.
In other words, if you eat Nigerian toasted bread; the effect on the sugar level of the body is lesser in comparison to eating bread without toasting it. This fact may be helpful for the people making effort to lose weight or who are diabetic.
Therefore, if you want to achieve your weight loss goals, it is advisable to toast breads that already have a low index. Toasted breads add more fibre to the body, which is vital for digestion and general body health. A low glycaemic index diet that includes eating toasted bread is great for healthy and fast weight loss.
Having highlighted health benefits of Nigerian toast bread, let’s now look at some of its health risks. The eggs, and the butter/oil used for spread and frying the bread can spike up your cholesterol levels. This can in turn lead to obesity, which increases your risk of high blood pressure, hypertension and cancer.
Additionally, if you like to garnish your toast bread with jam, sprinkled sugar, and other sweet condiments, you put yourself at the risk of becoming diabetic.
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