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Recipe: Crispy Almonds (How To Properly Prepare Nuts)
When I was moving my old wordpress blog over to Substack, I had to decide which posts came over and which didn’t. I published this recipe in 2010 - back when I used to publish lots of recipes - from the book my naturopath wrote the forward to.
The nuts turn out so good when made this way that I couldn’t not bring it over even though I don’t share recipes anymore!
This recipe is kindly permitted to be reprinted from the book, Performance Without Pain.
How to properly prepare nuts
– 4 cups raw almonds
– 2 tsp Celtic Sea Salt (if you don’t already use this, it’s a must-have for your spice cabinet, full of minerals & flavor!)
– Cinnamon (or chili powder, garlic powder, whatever spice you like; cinnamon always wins the taste test at my house)
Soak nuts in filtered water & salt. Leave on the counter for 7 to 8 hours. Drain in colander.
Spread nuts on a baking sheet, making sure none of resting on top of each other.
Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon (or your chosen spice).
Put into oven set at 150-170 degrees & leave them for 12-24 hours.
Turn them occasionally to ensure they dry out on all sides.
Once done, remove from oven & let cool on the counter. Once cooled, store in resealable bags or containers.
The nuts will be crunchy & crispy & will retain the flavor of whatever spice you put on them.
Note: You’ll do the same type of method for other nuts, but the cook time will vary slightly from nut to nut.