A stack of Moroccan pancakes with a square of butter on top and drizzling honey over.

Moroccan pancakes (Baghrir)

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Moroccan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 39.9kcal
Author: Amira
Not your everyday pancakes, a traditional Moroccan recipe that is so spongy and light. Makes 8 pieces, 8" pancakes. 
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  • 2 1/2 cups warm water.
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dry yeast.
  • 1 cup semolina.
  • 1/2 cup All purpose flour.
  • a dash of salt , about 1/8th teaspoon.
  • 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder.


  • In your blender, combine water, yeast, flour, semolina and salt, pulse until everything mixes well together.
  • Add the Baking powder and mix again.
  • Place in a container and cover to rise, will take approximately 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, the batter should be thin and not thick as the usual pancakes.*
  • Heat an 8” skillet over medium heat, pour about 1/2 cup of the batter into the skillet. Batter should spread to the edges of the skillet, if not then thin it with more water . see notes for clarification.
  • Small holes should appear all over the surface, continue cooking until no obvious uncooked surface appears. Took me 2 minutes to be completely cooked.**
  • Let them cool down a bit before serving.
  • Serving suggestions: Traditionally, these are enjoyed with butter and honey. Also for a savory twist, sometimes can be rolled over olive oil and hard boiled eggs( cut into small pieces. Practically, this can be enjoyed with your favorite syrup.
  • Enjoy!!


*If the batter is not thin, add water in terms of 1 Tablespoons until it gets to the right consistency.
** If the pancakes start to curl up at the edges, you know it is overcooked.
Nutrition Facts
Moroccan pancakes (Baghrir)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 39.9
% Daily Value*
Sodium 48.1mg2%
Potassium 17.6mg1%
Carbohydrates 8.7g3%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 0.5g1%
Protein 1.3g3%
Calcium 17mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 39.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.7g | Protein: 1.3g | Sodium: 48.1mg | Potassium: 17.6mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.5g | Calcium: 17mg

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