The Kingdom of Morocco is a country nestled in western North Africa. Bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the country is influenced by Arab, Berber, African, European culture.

Morocco is known for its fantastic cuisine, which uses flavorful spices and features couscous, bread, and mint tea (the national drink of Morocco).

If you haven't already tried Moroccan cuisine, you should find a Moroccan restaurant near you to find out what the well-deserved hype is all about.

If you want to start your day right, keep reading for amazing meal options for a traditional Moroccan breakfast.


What does a Traditional Moroccan Breakfast Include?

Before we get into some tasty Moroccan breakfast dishes, we need the essential meal complements.

Moroccan breakfasts always feature bread (khobz), which is often used to scoop food and spreads instead of utensils. Bread is often complemented with jams, chutneys, olive oil, or butter.

For beverages to complement breakfast, Moroccans often drink sweet, mint tea or fresh orange juice.

So grab some bread, mint tea, or orange juice, and let's explore some traditional Moroccan breakfast ideas.

Moroccan Breakfast Mint Tea


Enjoy These Mouthwatering Moroccan Breakfasts

Here, we'll share five amazing Moroccan breakfast dishes. You can either find recipes for these or be sure to scope them out on a menu at your local Moroccan restaurant.


1. Harcha

Harcha is a pan-fried semolina flatbread, which has the texture of cornbread. These flatbreads are often served with sweet jams, chutneys, soft cheeses,and even honey. You typically break off a large piece to dip into a spread or soft cheese.


2. Khlea and Eggs

Khlea, or khlii, is a type of dried meat. When eaten for breakfast, it is often paired with fried eggs and complemented with other traditional staples, such as bread and mint tea.


3. Khobz b'Chehma

Khobz b'Chehma is a stuffed bread that is heartily filled with beef or lamb, onions, parsley, and a myriad of spices. The bread is then pan-fried to perfection.


4. Beghrir

Beghrir is Moroccan pancake and is a staple among Moroccan families. These Moroccan pancakes are made from semolina flour and are usually served warm, covered in a syrup consisting of melted butter and honey.

The pancakes have a lot of air pockets and bubbles in the top, which give them a light and airy texture. This phenomenon arises when yeast is added to the batter, causing the bubbles to form and break along the surface of the pancakes.


5. Sfenj

Sfenj is a type of deep-fried batter, similar to a churro or fritter. Moroccan families typically purchase sfenj from a local vendor early in the mornings. These fried fritters are eaten while still hot, and can be eaten first for breakfast or later in the afternoon during tea time.

Because they're often plentiful among Moroccan vendors, families usually do not make sfenj at home. If you want to try to make some yourself, you'll need to anticipatea lengthy rising period for the batter.

Final Thoughts

A delicious Moroccan breakfast is a great way to start your day and will give you an insight into the delicious cuisine the Moroccan culture offers.

For more insight into Moroccan culture, dining, and other meals you have to try, explore our blog.