Walnuts or Almonds Maamoul
REEMA MERHI DAOUK
“THE SMELL IS SO COMPELLING, YOU KNOW. JUST KEEP CALM AND ENJOY THE TASTE OF A WALNUTS SHORTBREAD.”
You can still enjoy a piece of dessert while on a Low Carb/Keto Diet.
Maamoul are traditional Lebanese shortbreads, stuffed with either dates,
pistachios, walnuts and almonds. Since dates and pistachios are not approved of
on low carb diets, one can still enjoy the walnuts or almonds stuffed maamoul.
1. 200g almond flour
2. 50g coconut flour
3. ½ teaspoon baking powder
4. 100g melted butter
5. 1 tablespoon rose water
6. 1 tablespoon orange blossom water
7. 1 tablespoon stevia or any other low carb sweetener
8. 1 cup crushed walnuts or almonds
9. 1 tablespoon stevia
10. 1 tablespoon Sukrin 1 or erythritol
11. 1 tablespoon rose water
12. 2 tablespoons orange blossom water
13. ½ cup Sukrin Melis confectioner sweetener for dusting the
For the shortbread, mix the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder,
sweetener and melted butter. Cover well and leave in the kitchen overnight to
In the morning, add the rose water and orange blossom water to the shortbread
dough and knead well. Divide the dough into 30 mini balls.
Put the walnuts/almonds in a food processor with the stevia and erythritol or
sukrin1 and process leaving it a little coarse.
Empty the mixture in a small bowl and mix it well with the rose water and
orange blossom water. Form smaller balls and set aside.
Take a shortbread ball and knead it with your hand then make a hole in the
middle of the shortbread using your thumb and stuff it with the walnut/almond
Close the shortbread ball and place it in the maamoul wood mold, press it with
your palm then turn the mold to the opposite side and hit it on a hard surface to
bring the maamoul out.
Place the maamoul on a previously prepared baking cookie tray with parchment
paper. Repeat the same until all shortbread balls are stuffed and ready.
Preheat oven to 350F then bake the maamoul for 25-30 minutes checking on it
continuously. Once golden brown, take the tray out and set aside to cool down.
Once cold, you can dust the maamoul with Sukrin Melis or any other confectioner
sweetener or just leave it plain. Enjoy!