17 Caribbean bread recipes to try

March 28, 2020
Bread is an integral part of any Caribbean home. Baking is a weekly ritual. 

I have the perfect line up of Caribbean bread recipes that I think you should try.


Different Caribbean Bread

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Homemade bread-making is a real, full-time thing in the Caribbean.

We can spend hours every weekend mixing and kneading dough to make some kind of bread in some form to feed the family.

Depending on where you are too, it becomes a collective effort, to feed multiple families.

Our bread can vary from loaves to rounds, flat discs.

It can be sweet or savory.

Some can require yeast, others do not.

And sometimes it's not even the traditional bread loaf, but some other flour-based item that is used to fill a family using the most basic item of flour


1. Hard Dough Bread

A popular Jamaican delicacy, this bread is firm on the outside, dense and tender on the inside. With a slightly sweeter hint than other bread, it's perfect for sandwiches that require a firm base.

Recipe: Hard Dough Bread




2. Coconut Bake/Roast Bake

A "bread" with coconut milk and grated coconut, roasted in the oven. Perfect for breakfast or a snack.

Recipe: Coconut Bake/Roast Bake



3. Butter Bread


Caribbean butter bread loaf recipe where the bread is rolled up with butter. Perfect to eat alone or create the perfect sandwich.

Recipe: Butter Bread





4. Fry (Fried) Bakes


The quintessential Caribbean breakfast bread is fry baked. It can be perfectly paired with saltfish buljol.

Recipe: Fry Bake




5. Festival/Fried Dumplings


A fried dough like bread. Popularly known as "festival" in Jamaica and is best paired with some fried fish

Recipe: Festival/Fried Dumplings



6. Coconut Bread


Pan de Coco Levado (Leavened Coconut Bread Rolls) is a soft melt-in-your-mouth bread, perfect for a tropical-inspired breakfast or light dinner.


Recipe: Coconut Bread



7. Coco Bread


Coco bread, a Jamaican delicacy. The bread contains some coconut milk and is starchy and slightly sweet. Popularly split in half to put a nice juicy patty.

Recipe: Coco Bread



8. Sweet Bread


This coconut-based bread would leave you rushing for another slice. A sweet bread filled with raisins, dried fruits, and spices. Perfect to be eaten alone or paired with your favorite spread.

Recipe: Sweet Bread



9. Sada Roti

Sada roti is a type of Indian-influenced flatbread that is found throughout the Caribbean. It is a leavened flatbread eaten for breakfast or dinner with a variety of vegetarian, fish or meat

Recipe: Sada Roti




10. Roti


Roti is a type of Indian flatbread that comes in many different types and flavors. This is usually served with stews such as curry or baigan choka. It's very popular in India and parts of the Caribbean

Recipe: Roti




11. Tennis Rolls

This is a bread roll that is slightly sweet with a hint of lemon and vanilla. A Guyanese special.

Recipe: Tennis Rolls




12. Whole wheat bread


The best homemade Whole Wheat Bread with just a few ingredients. This bread will sure to be a favorite in your home.

Recipe: Whole Wheat Bread




13. Plait Bread


Plait Bread (Guyanese Style) is a hand-kneaded white bread that is soft and buttery. It is perfect for stews and pairs nicely with Pepperpot

Recipe: Plait Bread





14. Bake stuffed with corn beef


Recipe: Bake Stuffed with Corn Beef




15. Coconut Bake Biscuits


A combination of coconut bake and cheese biscuits, this makes the perfect breakfast sandwich or afternoon snack. This is an easy and foolproof recipe.

Recipe: Coconut Bake Biscuits



16. Aloo roti


Recipe: Aloo Roti




17. Hops Bread


Hops bread is Trinidadian bread rolls that have a great crusty top and are soft and fluffy on the inside

Recipe: Hops Bread





We are so excited to share these favorite bread recipes with you. If you have a favorite we would love to add it to the list. You can comment below or send us an email at renz@homemadezagat.com.


A roundup of delicious Caribbean bread recipes. Perfect to practice your baking skills.

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Renz HomeMadeZagat
Renz HomeMadeZagat

Hi guys, I’m Renz. I am the chief cook and bottle washer here at HomeMadeZagat. I am here sharing Caribbean recipes that I grew up eating and new ones I’ve fallen in love with over the years. I just want to showcase the amazing diversity of Caribbean food and that everyone can recreate these dishes.

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