OVEN ROASTED ALMONDS – Choose your flavour intensity, roast & serve!

roasted almonds

This “Power Foods Fitness” recipe is a variation of a Lebanese oven roasted nut recipe handed down to me from a gorgeous friend years ago. I always make this in bulk for the festive season to have as a treat in my home and take with me to the gatherings as a gift – much healthier than chocolates and lollies. Also being quick to prepare and nutritious you can make this anytime to serve as a snack for yourself as well as to entertain guests! Even place some in a jar to have on your commute to and from work. 

Almonds are a “super food” – being an ultra nutritious nut,  high in antioxidants and full of beneficial fats that raise good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol.  Further, studies have shown that almonds curb hunger.  

What I love about my version is you choose the intensity of the flavour based on the variations of flavour of “Paprika” – one of my favourite all-rounder spices. In addition Oven Roasted Almonds can add real crunch and flavour to your favourite recipes.

INGREDIENTS:

3 1/2 C Raw Almonds (500 g)
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (15 ml)
2 tsp Coarse Sea Salt (10 ml) or 2 tsp Flake Sea Salt (10 ml)

Choose:
1 1/2 tspn Smoked Mild Paprika

or 1 1/2 tspn Smoked Hot Paprika

or 1 1/2 tspn Sweet Paprika

or 1 1/2 tspn Hot Paprika

or 1 1/2 tspn Ground Cumin

or 1 1/2 tspn Curry Powder

or 1 1/2 tspn Cinnamon

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INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
2. Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl.
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
4. Roast almond mixture until lightly toasted and skins are just beginning to split (about 20 minutes).
5. Let cool.

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Enjoy this comfort snack anytime! xx

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