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Place of originColombia
Main ingredientsCorn flour, butter or margarine, eggs, cheese, sugar, leavening agent
A traditional breakfast in Bogotá and the surrounding region consisting of hot chocolate, cheese, and two kinds of bread: almojábana (on left) and pan de yuca on right

Almojábana is a type of bread made with cuajada cheese and corn flour.[1][2]


An almojábana is a small, bun-shaped bread having a tart flavor.

The etymology is arguably Arabic in origin. "Al" is used as the article, "mo" as in doer of action, "jabana" as in cheesy derived from habn which means cheese in Arabic (almojabana means the cheesy one).


Almojábanas are made with masarepa or pre-cooked white cornmeal, cottage cheese, butter, baking powder, salt, eggs and milk.


  1. ^ Porup, Jens (2009). Colombia (5th ed.). Oakland, CA: Lonely Planet. ISBN 9781741048278.
  2. ^ "Colombian Cheese Bread Almojabanas". Retrieved 20 April 2015.

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