Beghrir (Moroccan Pancakes)


Moroccan pancakes are served with honey-butter sauce. Best during Ramadan for breaking the fast or pre-dawn, but certainly great anytime.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
12 pancakes


  • 1 cup warm water (115 degrees F/46 degrees C)

  • ½ teaspoon active dry yeast

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup semolina flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • ¾ cup honey

  • 1 teaspoon orange-flower water, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Place the water, yeast, and sugar in a blender, and let stand without blending for 5 minutes, until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam. Add the milk, flour, semolina flour, eggs, baking powder, and salt. Blend until the mixture is smooth, about 1 minute. Leave the mixture in the blender to rest for about 30 minutes.

  2. Heat a 5-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Blend the pancake mixture for about 10 seconds, to remix, and scoop 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter into the heated skillet. Cook the beghrir until bubbles have formed and popped, and the top of the pancake is no longer shiny, about 3 minutes. Do not flip. Adjust the heat as necessary so that the bottoms of the pancakes are just starting to brown when the tops are dry. Blend the batter for 10 seconds or so after cooking 3 or 4 pancakes, to keep the batter fluffy.

  3. To make the sauce, place the butter, honey, and flower-water flavoring in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on High setting until the butter is melted and the honey is hot, about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir the sauce, and drizzle about 1 tablespoon over each warm pancake to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

354 Calories
14g Fat
54g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 354
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 675mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 157mg 12%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 139mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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