Best Caribbean Breakfast Ideas

10+ Caribbean Breakfast Ideas You Have To Try!

Breakfast Ideas has always been my favorite meal of the day. 


Waking up feeling grateful for another day. 

Then my next thought is, “What’s for breakfast?

Breakfast is the first meal of the day. The term breakfast originated with the meaning “breaking a fast.”

It’s the meal that can make or break your day. 

Without a good breakfast, you can be cranky as your morning begins. 

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What Does It Mean To “Breaking a Fast”

So, like the phrase suggests, “Breaking a fast” is consuming food after some time of not eating. 

Fasting has been around for centuries as it plays a role for religious and cultural purposes. 


The purpose of fasting has many functions: 

  • Supports weight loss
  • Promotes reduced inflammation
  • Increases growth hormones for muscle strength and metabolism 

Trying fasting may not be for everyone, so learn more about the benefits and methods of fasting here

Breaking the fast is something we do every day, and depending on where you are, a good breakfast can be a variety of things.

Everyone knows the Caribbean has lots of flavorful dishes, and it all starts with breakfast. 

So, without further ado, here are 10+ of the best Caribbean breakfast ideas ever.

Best Caribbean Breakfast Ideas To Try!

Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge

Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge Bowl
This Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge Bowl is a twist on the very popular traditional cornmeal porridge in Jamaica. Creamy and delicious, with the perfect blend of sweetness and spice. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and tastes amazing!

Jamaican Banana Porridge 

Banana Porridge
Banana Porridge is a Jamaican breakfast favorite, made with green bananas, flavorful coconut milk, and spices. It is, vegan, gluten-free, kid-friendly, easy to prepare, and quite delicious!

Jamaican Callaloo 

How to Make Jamaican Callaloo: Delicious and Nutritious

Saltfish Fritters

How to make the BEST Jamaican Salt Fish Fritters 

Aloo Choka {Trinidad Potato Choka}

Aloo Choka {Trinidad Potato Choka}

Jamaican Fry Dumpling

Jamaican Fried Dumplings

Jamaican Banana Fritters

Jamaican Banana Fritters

Trinidadian Doubles

Trinidadian Doubles

Jamaican Run Down (Run Dung)

Salt mackerel rundown (rundung) is an “old time” Jamaican recipe still popular to this day. The sweet coconut milk balances out the saltiness of the mackerel, infused with flavor from the scotch bonnet pepper, pimento, and thyme. Want a taste of Jamaica, this is it! Get the recipe here.

Trinidadian Tomato Choka 

Tomato Choka: Delicious Roasted Tomato Recipe (Tomato Ka Chokha)
Tomato choka is an incredibly popular breakfast side dish in Trinidad. It is made with roasted tomato and garlic mashed together and mixed with onions, seasonings, and hot oil. It’s really tasty and is served hot with sada roti, baigan choka, or any choka really!

Bajan Conkies 

Conkies are a favorite treat for many Bajans! They are traditionally made during the month of November to celebrate Barbados’ Independence. Get the full recipe here.

Labouyi Bannann (Haitian Plantain Porridge)

Labouyi Bannann-Plantain Porridge

Bajan Sweet Bread 

Despite the name, this isn’t actually a bread. And its dense, crumbly texture isn’t quite a cake either. It’s moist with fresh coconut and dried fruits, fragrant with spices, and incredibly moreish, explaining why it’s such a popular bake in Barbados. Get the full recipe here.


Mais Moulin Ak Zepina (Haitian Grits/Polenta)

Mais Moulin Ak Zepina

Jamaican Ackee and Saltfish 


So, let the Caribbean fill your kitchen with these recipes. You can check out some of my favorite Jamaican recipes here. 

More About Me: 

P.S. Aside from blogging about my personal journey in the Cayman Islands, I’m also a girl who loves to cook. Technically I am a certified chef de partie (line chef). 

I decided I wanted to hone in on the skills that I learned at culinary school and share some recipes I love to make or always wanted to make. 

I’m no perfectionist but I do love food, so check out the food side of my blog here. I share all sorts of recipes and ideas you can try in your kitchen too!


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