Amlou - Fragrant Moroccan Almond Butter (+Recipe)



Amlou - Fragrant Moroccan Almond Butter (+Recipe)

  • Last update: May 8, 2022, 4:03 p.m.

Amlou is a delicious recipe, one hundred percent Moroccan formula. It is the equivalent of Berber Nutella, but better, of course. 

Amlou is known for its tonic properties. It provides the body with high energy and strengthens the immunity system.

This delicious recipe is a mixture of bee honey, Moroccan almond butter, and original argan oil. 

Amlou is a noticeable meal in the Berber culture. The root of this recipe goes back to the south of Morocco, from the Souss and Essaouira region. Here the finest argan trees grow.

Goats on argan tree

Goats on argan tree In Essaouira Region

Amlou is a luxurious jam that combines the deliciousness of the taste, sweetness, and high nutritional value. 

You only need three ingredients to make this meal: Almond, honey, and the famous Argan oil. 

Also, do you know that Amlou is a nutritional treasure? It is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids (Omega 9 and 6), and proteins.

Amlou Benefits

Argan oil almonds are the essential components of Amlou. So Amlou has both the benefits of Argan oil and almonds. 

Argan oil is good for maintaining heart health, reducing cholesterol levels in the blood, and lowering premature aging.

Almonds are rich in magnesium. Magnesium removes toxins from the body, increases immunity, and improves the production of antioxidants.

reduce cholesterol

Amlou also helps increase sexual desire and relieves nausea.

How To Make Amlou At Home

For a big pot of Amlou, you will need:

  • 200g of almonds
  • 6 to 8 cl of argan oil (so about 80g) depending on the desired consistency knowing that Amlou must be more liquid than Nutella
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of honey

First, you need to roast the almonds. Spread the almonds out on a baking sheet and bake them at 160°C for 15 to 20 minutes. Leave to cool, then blend the almonds very finely to obtain a paste or puree.

Then, add the Argan oil. Argan marvelously perfumes the preparation. If the consistency is not liquid enough, add a little more oil.

Finally, add the honey and mix.

You can keep Amlou for several days at room temperature or in the fridge. Serve Amlou with bread (or Msemen and Baghrir) and a good glass of mint tea.

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