Beghrir ( Moroccan pancakes)

Beghrir focus

Traditional Moroccan Pancakes

A few weeks ago, two dear (Moroccan ) friends of ours brought some Beghrir.

We haven’t seen and try this pancakes before. And we were like huh, why are they thick,spongy and full of holes? Cause we are used to make (dutch) pancakes that are thin like crepes. We couldn’t resist our selfs to try these Beghrir and so we drizzled some honey on it and it was YUMM! We loved it 🙂

For these pancakes you have to use yeast. Yeast in the batter will cause the hundreds of bubbles which makes beghrir its unique texture and appearance. For Beghrir you don’t use eggs.

Also, we are used to bake a pancake on both sides, but with Beghrir you have to bake it on one side only. Another difference with the dutch pancake.

As usually we would love to have the recipe, and try to bake them ourselves. You would think, pancakes SO easy to make. But wait, with Beghrir, you need the right recipe! In order for the bubbles to form properly, the batter must be in the right consistency. So we asked our friends Khadija and Naima..and they gave us the recipe, and to make it much easier one of them also made a how-to-make-this-beghrir-step-by-step-video-tutorial for us hihi. Thanks Naimaaa! Really kind of you :D! So it can’t go wrong now. Today we tried, and it went good 🙂 its pretty easy after all.

Here is the recipe!


  • 700 ml lukewarm water
  • 300 gram semolina
  • 130 gram flower
  • 1 bag vanilla sugar
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 0.5 bag of baking powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon of salt

How to make it:

  • Put all the ingredients in the blender, in the same order like the above listed ingredients.

Make sure if you put the salt in the blender, you separate it with the yeast.

  • Mix this together for like 2 or 3 minutes, not too long cause it still has to be liquid.
  • After this, let the yeast in the batter work. Cover the blender with a kitchen towel for like 15 minutes.
  • The batter should be a little bit thick and bubbly on top.
  • Stir it gently to evenly distribute the bubbles
  • Heat a non-stick pan over low-medium to medium heat until hot
  • Pour enough batter into the pan to cover the bottom of the pan without swirling the pan!
  • You’ll start seeing bubbles immediately.
  • Bake them on one side only, until the surface is no longer wet.

Drizzle some Honey or Syrup..or whatever you like on top of it. Enjoy!!!



Collage beghrir mix

collage beghrir mix 2


75 responses to “Beghrir ( Moroccan pancakes)

  1. Brilliant! I didn’t realise they use yeast in the batter. They remind me of having breakfast on the rooftop of our guesthouse in Marrakech.

    • Hii Jenni, neither did we hihi 😀 That sounds so good right now..A delicious moroccan breakfast on a rooftop yummy. Thanks for stopping by 😀

  2. hi Cewinta, very yummy recipe! thank you for liking my post on Leonnie the Indonesian gluten free baker. Hope to see more of your recipes soon!

    • Hello Titania, your welcome! Hope you will try this recipe :). We still have a few recipes to stay tuned hihi.You also have a great blog too :).

    • Thank you Sarah! Yes traditionally moroccan people prefer honey for these pancakes. But why not try other sirup, marmelade, fruit etc. Just what you like 🙂

  3. Lovely recipe am definitely going to try this, just making a peach, passionfruit and strawberry pavlova please check out the recipe to be posted soo. on

    • Yes, you should try this! Sure you will like it. Let us know how it went. Oh yum, pavlova with dif kind of fruits! Sounds good, we def going to check your blog! Thanks 🙂

    • Hi ambitiouswanderer! We actually never heard about crumpets before, and never ate them. But they do look like these Moroccan pancakes! Going to try crumpets soon :). Thanks for stopping by! Xoxo

  4. I’ve tried making pancakes out of just gram flour with baking powder, but I’ll have to try this! Thanks for posting.

    • Hi Batelm2014! Yes, it does look a bit like cakes hihi. Some say crumpets too. Jam, is yum! But our favorite is honey hihi. Btw, thanks for stopping by our blog! Xoxo

    • Hello LA Pineapple! We are glad you like our posts! Thank you for following us, we really appreciate it! You have an amazing blog as well, we definitely visit yours too! 😀

    • Hi Soniadcosta! Yes it does look much like dosas 😀 We can’t wait for the recipes on your blog, so we can try it! Thanks for stopping by 😀

  5. When I was a kid in Northern England, we used to have pikelets- a thin crumpet that looks exactly like the photos above. Haven’t thought about them for years, but now I have, the family will be getting them for Xmas morning! Cheers!

    • Hi Michaelaslavin! Yes your right, these Beghrir looks like crumpets hihi! We are glad you came across our Beghrir post then hihi, your family will definitely love these pancakes :). Have a wonderful Christmas 🙂

    • Hello Litadoolan, yes they look a little bit different than the pancake we know hihi. Do let us know how it went ☺. Thx for pinning it to your Pinterest. We appreciate it. Have a nice weekend

    • Hi Randyjw! Thank you we are glad you like this Beghrir post! When we think it’s delicious we love to share it with you so you can enjoy it as well! Thank you for visiting our blog 😀

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