I love plain almonds. They have been my go to snack for years. I always have a jar at my desk, or a small container in my bag when we are out. Filling, nutritious and natural.
Flavored almonds never did it for me - too much salt or chemicals or just too much flavor that took away the almonds' wonderful natural taste.
Then one day, I tried tamari almonds, the subtle flavor won me over, and I created this super healthy recipe to make them at home with my dehydrator!
1 1lbs bag of unsalted almonds
1/4 cup of gluten free tamari (or coconut aminos)
- 1-2 teaspoons of pink Himalayan salt
- Soak almonds overnight (12 hours) in filtered water
- Drain almonds, and lay on your non stick sheets on two dehydrator trays
- Sprinkle tamari over the almonds, and mix well
- Spread the almonds on the non stick sheets on your dehydrator trays
- sprinkle with a bit of pink Himalayan salt
- Dehydrate at 115 F for 24-72 or more hours until dry (time will vary)
Here are some tips to making these:
- Be sure to use the non stick sheets (or parchment paper) when you first put them in
- 12-24 hours later, if they are mostly dry take away the non stick sheets and dry them the last few hours on the mesh sheets.
- Do have patience and try to get them as dry as possible, then let them cool before storing them in a glass jar. We often dry then for THREE WHOLE DAYS to get them 100% dry and crunchy!
If you don't have a dehydrator, you can do this in an oven on low heat.
WikiHow - How to Soak Nuts - http://www.wikihow.com/Soak-Nuts
Food Matters - Why to Soak Nuts - http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/the-benefits-of-soaking-nuts-and-seeds
LantauMama - Dehydrator - Dried Fruits and More - http://www.lantaumama.com/2/post/2013/12/dehydrator-dried-fruits-and-more.html