Sunday, June 15, 2014

Cinnamon Cacao Roasted Almonds

Have you ever tried activated (or soaked) nuts? Let me tell you, its simple and the results are amazing! It results in a LIGHT and CRUNCHY bite!
Also - OIL FREE!!!!

Activating nuts mean that by soaking you encourage beneficial enzymes and increases the vitamins! And it makes the nuts so much easier to digest!
But thats not whole reason I do this - they taste so MUCH BETTER!!
These are the nuts - your kids will ask for!

Use in a trail mix with dried fruit and carob/dark chocolate chips
Chop and top yogurt
Chop and add to your granola
Top your breakfast oatmeal (search my amazing recipes!)
Or just eat PLAIN! 

In the morning:
Place 1-2 Cups of Almonds 
(and any other nut you want to add - I used pecans and pepitas (pumpkin seeds),
in bowl and cover completely with water. 
Add 1 Tbsp of Kosher or Rock Salt. Let sit all day.

Before bed:
Put parchment paper on cookie sheet. 
Turn oven to lowest setting, (or set dehydrator to 150). 
Drain and lightly rinse nuts.
 In a small separate bowl combine 1/4 cup of Cacao powder (or cocoa powder), 
1 tsp salt, and 1 packet of stevia, and 1 Tbsp Cinnamon.
 (This mixture is for 1 cup of nuts, feel free to double this if you have more) 

Sprinkle Cacao mixture over wet nuts. 
Use a spatula to lightly stir and mix. 
Place in oven overnight (about 8-10 hours). 
You will know when they are done, by how crispy they are in the morning. 
They do crisp a little as they cool, so don't go too long!

An amazing, SUPER Easy Snack!!


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