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Breakfast in Morocco – 25 Traditional Moroccan Breakfast for You To Try When Visiting Morocco

Today we will write about Moroccan breakfast and the best 25 Breakfast in Morocco you need to try on your next trip to Morocco. Morocccan

On average a traditional breakfast in Morocco will cost around $2-3 USD depending on what you are ordering. coffee and bread will be cheaper than if you order a proper dish for breakfast in Morocco. Coffee can cost $2 USD

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What is a typical Moroccan breakfast?

Traditional Breakfast in Morocco - Moroccan bread like Msemman, blacn olives and tea
Typical Moroccan Breakfast spread: Fried eggs, black olives, Moroccan bread Msemmen, and tea

A typical Moroccan breakfast will include black olives, Moroccan bread like Msemmen, and Moroccan mint tea. You can either have a sweet or savory Moroccan breakfast, and add sweets and pastries with your mint tea or have jam (with your bread). You can even have dates!

Let’s look at the different types of bread you can have for breakfast in Morocco, and learn more about Morocco’s tea culture.

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Breakfast in Morocco – 25 Traditional Moroccan Breakfast for You To Try When Visiting Morocco

Would you like a savory breakfast or are you more of a sweet tooth? Let’s look at the different types of bread you can have for breakfast in Morocco, and learn more about Morocco’s tea culture.

Moroccan Bread – Moroccan Breakfast

Khobz

khobz - Breakfast in Morocco, Breakfast in Morocco - 25 Traditional Moroccan Breakfast for You To Try When Visiting Morocco

Khobz is a typical Moroccan round-ish bread that you’ll easily find in a lot of Moroccan bakeries and street stores in the country. You can eat these on their own or partner with olive oil or even jam.

Msemmen

Msemmen - Breakfast in Morocco, Breakfast in Morocco - 25 Traditional Moroccan Breakfast for You To Try When Visiting Morocco

Msemmen is a typical Moroccan fried bread and big part of Moroccan breakfast tables everywhere!

Harsha

Harcha, Breakfast in Morocco - 25 Traditional Moroccan Breakfast for You To Try When Visiting Morocco,Harsha

Harcha (or harsha) is a Moroccan breakfaset pan-fried bread that is easily made from semolina.

Batbout

Batbout is a Moroccan bread that resembles pita bread (if you want to recognize it easier).

What to Eat with your Moroccan Breakfast Bread

Olive Oil

Argan Oil

Butter

Amlou

Amlou is a unique Moroccan complement to your breakfast bread. It is a thick brown paste, something like peanut butter, which you get from grinding roasted almonds mixed with honey and argan oil.

Honey

Jam

Who doesn’t love jam in their breakfast bread! If you’re into sweeter breakfasts, Moroccans love to use jam!

Other Typical Moroccan Food You Can Have for Breakfast – Best Breakfast in Morocco

Jben

Fresh Moroccan Cheese – as a cheese lover, we can say that this is an absolute must, give it a try!

Chesse Triangles

Moroccan breakfast stuffed phyllo shapes called briouats and are good as appetizers, or breakfast! Yes, we love sweets in the morning, and if you find them, have them with your coffee or Moroccan tea!

Baghrir / Moroccan Pancakes

Baghrir, also known as the Moroccan thousand hole pancakes, these are small, fluffy Moroccan pancakes, dotted with tiny little craters. The holes make them even better.

Baghrir is very popular in Morocco, and is made from semolina flour. You can easily find these delicious pancakes in Moroccan cafes and bakeries, perfect complement for coffee, tea or hot chocolate drink!

B’ssara – Breakfasts in Morocco

Delicious dip for bread to eat with any of your favorite Moroccan bread.

Mortadella

Moroccan sausages if you want your breakfast in Morocco to be a little heavier or if you want to have brunch.

Dark Moroccan Olives

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Dark Moroccan olives with bread and olive oil – sounds very Mediterranean to us and we love it!

Fried Eggs

Fried Eggs and Avocado - Breakfast in Morocco

This is another typical breakfast Moroccan spread. Fried eggs, with vegetables, and avocado with milk and soup.

Pastries and Cakes

Sweet pastries and cakes - Breakfast in Morocco
Typical complements to Moroccan tea

The Sweets That Can Accompany Moroccan Tea

Almond Briouat (Almond Puff Pastry)

Almond Briouat - sweet Moroccan breakfast, Breakfast in Morocco - 25 Traditional Moroccan Breakfast for You To Try When Visiting Morocco
Almond Briouat, a sweet alternative for a breakfast in Morocco

One of the most delicious pastries in Morocco has to be almond briouat. Almond Briouats are sweet deep-fried pastries, filled with almond paste, and then coated in honey.  These are mostly served at tea-time with sellou and dwaz atay, but like you guessed it, you can have as a sweet Moroccan breakfast alternative!

For the almond briouat’s, they use the same dough to make pastilla. You can also add sesame seeds are added for an additional crunch.

These are popularly served during the month of Ramadan, served with mint tea.

Moroccan Breakfast Drinks – Breakfast in Morocco

Orange Juice

The Mediterranean is definitely good with their fruits, so would never pass on one!

Moroccan Mint Tea

Breakfast in Morocco - 25 Traditional Moroccan Breakfast for You To Try When Visiting Morocco, Moroccan Mint tea

Tea is a popular drink in the beautiful Morocco. And while you can have it for your breakfast in Morocco, Moroccan mint tea is customary to be drunk any time of the day. You can also serve it with bread and small snacks, but this is not a requirement. Tea is definitely a mist daily!

In addition to being a refreshing drink, Moroccan tea is a big part of Moroccan culture. It’s a symbol of friendship and socialization, and a big part of camaraderie. This is why they serve their teas in beautiful presentations and aesthetic glassware. It’s like a ritual respect, and we’re definitely in love with it.

Moroccan mint tea is known as ‘atay’, while the plates of pastries served with the tea are called ‘was atay’. Serving tea is the perfect way in Moroccan culture to keep people together in one table, and have good conversation.

Hope you loved our list on the top 25 traditional breakfast in Morocco for you to try. Have more ideas? Tell us about it!

Let us know which one is your favorite Moroccan breakfast or any favorite Moroccan dish.

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Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.