How to Make Easy Nigerian Sandwich Toast

Nigerian Sandwich Toast is Different.

Toast or Nigerian sandwich toast,  the make, feel, and taste are distinct from other “bread toasts” in the West, or most bread toast I see here in America.

My kids made me take a journey down memory lane, and in a good way. They wanted to know “some of my favorite breakfasts growing up in Nigeria.” Even though I have repeated shared a number of foods with them, they clearly desired another 9ja breakfast. Listen, I am always in a mood to share my 9ja hearty and happy eats, this blog runs on Nigerian food inspiration and my desire to share my childhood memories with my kids.

So on this day they wanted to try something new, I made them Nigerian sandwich toast! Basically a bread sandwich with scrambled egg and vegetable filling. You can easily take this sandwich on-the-go! This Nigerian sandwich toast recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, and easy to make. It is also kid-friendly, perfect for breakfast or brunch, such a well-balanced nutritious, and delicious meal idea for a productive day! Click To Tweet

How to make Nigerian Sandwich Toast. To make sandwich toast, first, make your filling. I typically like to use  egg filling; this means I will scramble some eggs with my choice of vegetables and set it aside. Finally, I "sandwich" this filling in between two bread and then toast it using a sandwich toaster maker.

How to make Nigerian Sandwich Toast.

To make sandwich toast, first, make your filling. I typically like egg filling; this i will scramble some eggs with my choice of vegetables and set it aside. Finally, I “sandwich” this filling in between two bread and then toast it using a sandwich toaster maker.

What is the difference between sandwich toast and regular slice toast?

A sandwich toast allows you to layer the bread with some scrambled eggs and vegetable filling and then cover with another bread, after which you now toast it in a sandwich toaster. On the other hand, toasting a regular slice of bread entails heating a slice of bread, which means it would crisp up and the moisture would disappear.

How to make Nigerian sandwich toast

Tools to make Nigerian Sandwich Toast.

Sandwich toast maker – you cannot make this sandwich without a sandwich maker. This is pretty much the most important and only tool you need for this recipe.

Can I make Sandwich Toast without a Toaster?

Technically, no. You will need a sandwich toaster to make a sandwich toast. On the other hand, you do not need a sandwich toaster to toast a slice of bread.

Toast it Your Way.

Today I will be showing you the simplest way to make this sandwich; this is the basic if you will. By all means feel free to make it your way, and add your favorite veggies and even fruits! Ask the kids to help out. Though this Nigerian sandwich toast is technically a “breakfast,” it is a perfect fit for brunch, lunch, and dinner.

And if you are ready let’s make one of my favorite Nigerian breakfasts!

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How to make Nigerian sandwich toast

How to Make Nigerian Sandwich Toast

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 adults or 6 children 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This Nigerian Sandwich Toast is delicious, nutritious, easy to make, and enjoyable. Fill it up with all your favorite veggies, and have it on-the-go!


  • 6 slices of whole grain bread (any bread of your choice works, obviously.)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 2 thinly minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of tiny chopped fresh bell pepper (any color; optional)
  • ½ teaspoon of seasoning powder or ½ a seasoning cube (or less according to your taste)
  • ½ teaspoon of salt (or less according to your taste)
  • ¼ black pepper
  • A dash of thyme
  • A dash of crushed red pepper (optional; for extra spiciness
  • 2 teaspoons – 1 tablespoon of olive oil to scramble/fry the eggs
  • Additional 1 tablespoon of olive oil (to grease the bread); you can also use butter if so desired.


First scramble the eggs:

  1. Break eggs into a clean bowl. Add some seasoning powder to the eggs, a dash of crush red pepper, thyme, some black pepper, and salt. Beat/mix and set aside.
  2. Place a pan on the stove, turn the heat to low and allow the pan to warm up. Add oil, allow the oil to heat up and then add the vegetables (onions, tomatoes, garlic, and bell pepper). Sauté vegetables for 3 minutes – 5. Then add the eggs, sprinkle the green onions on the eggs. Gently scramble the eggs for 3-4 minutes on low – medium heat or fully cooked and firm. Scoop into a clean plate to stop from further cooking.

Toasting the Sandwich

  1. Turn your clean sandwich toaster on; lay bread on a cutting board; trim off the brown edges of the bread if so desired. (I usually do not do this every time. Gently use a kitchen brush (or your hand) and spread the olive oil on both sides of the bread. You can also use an oil spray instead.
  2. Divide the eggs into three parts; add a part to the center of the bread and cover with another bread (repeat for the last two parts; making 3 sandwiches with 6 bread slices.
  3. Place the first two bread sandwiches in the sandwich toast maker. Ensure the toaster is locked, the switch light should on red; keep an eye on it because it turns green as soon as the sandwich cooks. (Repeat the process for the last sandwich.)
  4. As soon as the toaster switches from red to green, the sandwich is fully cooked; remove the toast, place on a clean plate and serve by itself, with fresh fruits, with tea, or coffee. You can drizzle some original maple syrup on this toast. Enjoy your delicious and nutritious Nigerian breakfast toast. This recipe serves 3 persons or 6 children.


You can use only egg white if so desired, and this sandwich would still taste delicious.

Also, add some fresh spinach (about ½ a cup) to the egg for some green goodness.
You can also add cheese (I do not like adding cheeses to this).

Each sandwich is ready when the sandwich toaster switches from red to green.

You can use an oil spray instead of an additional tablespoon of olive oil, and you can also spray the sandwich toast maker instead of the bread itself.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Toast Maker
  • Cuisine: Nigerian

Keywords: Bread recipe, sandwich toast, breakfast recipe, Nigerian food, Nigerian breakfast, Nigerian sandwich toast, make-ahead breakfast, Toasted bread sandwich

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Nigerian Sandwich Bread Toast is simply a toasted bread filled with scrambled eggs and vegetables. This easy to make Nigerian breakfast recipe is suitable for meal prep and can be frozen. Make this recipe ahead and save yourself some time. This sandwich toast recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, and kid-friendly, perfect for brunch or even lunch. #Nigerianfood #Sandwichtoast #Toastrecipe #Breakfastrecipe.

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Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH

Hi, I'm Nkechi "Kechi" Ajaeroh, a Public Health professional turned Inspirational author slash exceptional home cook. A 2x International Best Selling Author of Elevate Your Life with the Power of Positive Perception and Gratefully Growing. African, (specifically, Nigerian) Food Enthusiast, watermelon connoisseur, on my to finessing my fitness. This blog is all about loving food, living life, practicing gratitude, and inspiring you to use your wings. Join the journey.

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