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Burabisco Recipe

Burabisco is a delicious and nutritious breakfast dish that originates from the Hausa people of Northern Nigeria. It is a combination of burabisco (a type of millet porridge) and bissap (hibiscus flower drink) and is typically served hot. This dish is not only tasty but also packed with nutrients, making it a popular choice for breakfast among the Hausa people.

Now, let's get started with the recipe!


  • 1 cup of millet flour

  • 1/4 cup of sorghum flour

  • 1/4 cup of maize flour

  • 3 cups of water

  • 1/2 cup of bissap (hibiscus flower drink)

  • 1/4 cup of sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

  • Ground ginger (optional)

  • Ground cinnamon (optional)


  • Large mixing bowl

  • Pot with a lid

  • Whisk

  • Wooden spoon


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the millet flour, sorghum flour, maize flour, sugar, salt, ground ginger (if using), and ground cinnamon (if using). Whisk together until well combined.

  2. Slowly pour in the water, whisking constantly to prevent lumps from forming.

  3. Place the pot on the stove over medium heat and pour in the Burabisco mixture. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon to prevent burning.

  4. Allow the mixture to cook for about 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently, until it thickens and becomes smooth.

  5. In a separate pot, heat the bissap over low heat until warm.

  6. To serve, pour the Burabisco porridge into bowls and pour the warm bissap over the top. Serve hot.

Allergy Concerns: This recipe is naturally gluten-free and can be made vegan by using a vegan sweetener instead of sugar. If you have any other allergies, please be sure to check the ingredients carefully before making this recipe.

Calories Intake: Each serving of Burabisco contains approximately 150-200 calories.

Healthy Alternatives: To make this recipe even healthier, you can use a natural sweetener such as honey or maple syrup instead of sugar. You can also add some chopped nuts or seeds to the mixture for added nutrition.

Spicy Level: This recipe does not contain any spicy ingredients, but you can add ground ginger or cinnamon for a bit of warmth.

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We hope you find this recipe and information helpful! Enjoy making and eating your delicious and nutritious Burabisco breakfast dish!

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