We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, due to its health benefits like improving your energy levels and ability to concentrate. Moreover, a healthy breakfast can help you feel full, minimize snacks, ease weight loss, and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Here, we take a quick tour of breakfast food in Spain.
Breakfast food in Spain (El Desayuno)
In Spain, breakfast is the smallest meal of the day. It is typically light, sweet, and straightforward. Unlike the classic breakfasts from most European countries, the Spanish do not like to eat large plates of bacon and eggs for breakfast. The art of breakfast in Spain differs according to each region and its habits. However, most Spaniards agree on one thing: they do not skip breakfast because they have a great love for their meals.
When Spaniards eat breakfast?
Excluding few Spaniards who are early risers, the typical Spanish breakfast time is between 7 and 8:30 in the morning. Also, the average time Spaniards spent on breakfast varies according to the region. In some regions like Murcia and Aragon, breakfast only lasts 5 minutes, but in others such as Catalonia and Andalusia, breakfast takes a longer time (between 10 and 20 minutes).
What food do they eat in Spain for breakfast?
The following are three of the most well-known Spanish breakfast foods:
1-Chocolate con churros
One of the tastiest foods that people in Spain eat for breakfast is chocolate con churros. Churros are Spanish desserts. They are a traditional breakfast food in Spain. These churros are similar to a doughnut, but their shape is like long sticks with deep ridges. They’re usually sprinkled with honey, cinnamon, or sugar.
Churros served alongside hot chocolate sauce for dipping. Is there a better way to start your day than this?
Granja Dulcinea or Granja Viader are typical places to try Churros in Barcelona. You can try ordering it with coffee if you find it too sweet for you in the morning!
2-Toasted bread with tomato (pan con tomate)
Simple toast bread with tomatoes is one of the traditional breakfasts for Spaniards. This classic Catalan invention consists of toasted slices of bread sprinkled with salt and rubbed with tomatoes. You can also use olive oil on top for extra flavor( Olive oil is one of the most popular products of Spain).
Do not forget to have a glass of orange juice or a cup of coffee with this dish, to make the experience perfect! then enjoy feeling you are extra-Spanish!
3-Tortilla de patatas (the Spanish omelette)
The most delicious ever “The Spanish omelette or tortilla de patata ” is an easy, simple, and forever loved dish. It is an easy Spanish recipe made with eggs, fresh potatoes, onion, salt, and oil. You can also add herbs, tomatoes, and onions to enrich the flavor. Tortilla de patatas is traditionally served with a glass of orange juice, a piece of bread, and a green side salad. It tastes great served cold or warm.
Where to find the yummiest tortilla de patatas?
here is a list of some places offering the best tortillas in Spain:
Juana la Loca (Plaza Puerta de Moros, 4)
Flash Flash Taktika Berri
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Spanish breakfast drinks to try:
1-café con Leche
Coffee is the most popular drink to accompany the Spanish breakfast, especially in Andalusia, Madrid, the Balearic Islands, Asturias, Cantabria, Catalonia, Extremadura, Valencia, Murcia, and the Basque Country.
It has many types, but Spain’s best-known coffee is café con Leche (strong espresso with steamed milk). Cafe con Leche is similar to the American latte, But what makes the two drinks different is the volume of foam versus milk.
A perfect way to start your day in winter is getting A hearty dose of Vitamin C! Fresh juices in Spain are naturally sweet and delicious. Unlike Americanized cartons of juice that are chock full of sugar. The most popular juice in Spain is Zumo de Naranja (orange juice). Nearly every cafe or restaurant has access to a juicer and makes fresh juice to order. So, make sure you get a glass of fresh juice with your breakfast!