Traditional Moroccan Breakfast
Moroccan breakfast is one of the typical breakfast dishes in Morocco. Moroccan breakfasts are usually light and healthy to avoid a midday low in energy.
You will find bread, pastries, cereals, olives, toasted almonds, and other dry fruits on the table.
Since there is a mixture of cultures in Morocco, each city has its own character in serving breakfast and its ingredients, so it is difficult to identify a typical Moroccan breakfast. However, many people have mentioned that Moroccan breakfasts are usually light and healthy. Typical Moroccan breakfast dishes include eggs with tomato sauce, chickpeas, fresh honey from fig trees, and pancakes.
A typical Moroccan breakfast consists of bread with butter or jam. One may also find olives and other preserves such as olive oil or dried fruits.
It also consists of a wide range of options that can include savory like Khlea (Khlii) Moroccan Preserved Meat or sweet like some popular pastries and savory dishes include fritters such as Sfenj, Msemmen, and Batbout. Popular pastries and sweet dishes Almond Cookies, “Gazelle Horns Cookies”, FEKKAS, and Almond Briouats.
Moroccans usually eat a breakfast called “chrai” which is a pastry filled with sugar and cinnamon, or “baghrir” which is a pancake made with whole wheat flour.
Lakhli’ is a traditional Moroccan food that is prepared to celebrate January or Eid al-Adha days by drying meat with salt and in sunlight for several days until it dries, then mixed with the ingredients of grated fat and olive oil and cooked until the grease disappears and only meat remains and kept in glass bottles for a month or more. The khlea is then added to several traditional dishes or eaten as is or with eggs.
Msemen in Morocco is a very popular food, both inside and outside the homes, as it is considered one of the most delicious dishes served during breakfast or in tea sessions. Selling fattened Msemen and Harcha, and we also find in Moroccan popular neighborhoods women selling fatteners on the street, due to the high demand for them by Moroccans, especially during the month of Ramadan, where the fattened is an essential element in the Moroccan breakfast table as a delicious meal, quick to prepare, consumption and inexpensive, where the price of fattened ranges In Morocco, within the year 2022, between two and 3 Moroccan dirhams.
Baghrir in Morocco is round, spongy, prepared with flour or semolina and water and left for hours to ferment and then poured over the pan until browned, when cooked properly it is filled with small holes (which absorb any sauce placed on it). The most common way to eat baghrir in Morocco is to dip it in a mixture of butter and honey, but it can also be sliced and served with jam.
Moroccans will often enjoy a cup of Moroccan “tiramisu” (café au lait) or “mint tea”.