An Alluring Agege Bread Recipe

The sweet multicolored strips of deliciousness that is Agege Bread can be traced back to the coastal areas of Nigeria. This beloved snack is the perfect balance of crunchy and fluffy, and results in flavor explosions in each bite. Let’s dive in and break down this recipe so that you can join the party!


1 can of crescent rolls
2 cups plain flour
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup margarine
¼ cup warm water
¾ teaspoon nutmeg
A pinch of cinnamon
Zest of one orange


1. Preheat your oven to 375 °F
2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, nutmeg and orange zest.
3. Gradually add the margarine and knead until a smooth dough is formed.
4. Gradually add the warm water and knead until a soft and malleable dough is formed.
5. Flour a flat surface, and roll the dough.
6. Cut the dough into strips.
7. Take each strip and cut into small bits.
8. Grease a baking tray with butter.
9. Take each bit and place it into the tray.
10. Take the crescent rolls and shape it into a strip.
11. Place it over the agege pieces.
12. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.

Using zesty orange zes and a sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon, this tantalizing recipe creates a burst of flavor and texture in each bite. The crescent rolls add a crunchy texture and the agege pieces provide a soft fluffiness that creates a delightful combination. Perfect for a family gathering, or just a much needed afternoon snack!

Agege bread has its roots in the traditional cuisine of Nigeria and is often served with tea. It is also a common snack in many other African countries, with its own unique variations. While this recipe yields an authentically delicious treat, feel free to experiment with different ingredients such as milk and butter, as well as alternative spices and flavors. The possibilities are endless!