Do you like roasted almonds and almond butter? Do you like argan oil? Do you like honey?
If you’ve answered yes to all the above, you should take a few minutes and learn how to make your new favourite spread in no time!
Amlou is a thick brown paste with a texture similar to peanut butter obtained by grinding roasted almonds mixed with honey and argan oil. Amlou is known as a speciality from the South of Morocco and is usually used as a healthy dip or spread since its key ingredient is argan oil.
Amlou is usually served for breakfast or afternoon tea with pancakes and pastries.
Serve it as a spread or a dip on top of anything that makes you happy:
Makes about 400 ml
- 250 gr roasted unpeeled almonds
- 80 ml argan oil
- 80 ml honey
- ½ teaspoon flaky salt, such as maldon
- Generous sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)
• Grind the roasted almonds in a food processor until finely ground and transfer in a medium sized bowl.
• Gradually add the oil to the ground almonds and stir until smooth. Then gradually add the honey and combine all the ingredients until smooth. Season with salt and cinnamon.
• Amlou is traditionally more liquid and doesn’t have a “paste like” consistency. I prefer to keep it as a paste, since I like my amlou as a spread rather then a dip. If you would like a thin amlou use 120 ml argan oil instead of 80 ml.
• Tradionnally amlou doesn’t contain cinnamon and salt.
• Add more honey or sugar if you would like a sweeter amlou.