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Tamari Almonds

Posted Feb 14 2013 12:00am
Happy Thursday!

A little nod to Valentine's day, I just had to share this heart-shaped pomegranate seed I found :)  And now back to today's snack...

Have you ever tried tamari almonds?  Hopefully I'm not the only one who got hooked on them after one handful?  They're awfully easy to eat, but not easy on the wallet.  I finally got around to making them at home and whaddya know, they're even better!  (I know, I should not be surprised)

When researching some recipes, I came across a few that used a low and slow method for roasting nuts.  A little research brought me to  this page  and learned that roasting nuts at high temperatures can cause the breakdown of fats found in nuts.  I loved the way these came out so much that I haven't tried to roast at a higher temperature, but if you don't want the oven all day (or night), feel free to roast at 350deg.

Tamari Almonds
adapted slightly from Gluten Free Mommy

1lb almonds
1/2c + 2T tamari

Combine almonds and tamari in a bowl and stir to combine.  Let almonds marinate for 30min, stirring occasionally.

Strain almonds (I reserve the tamari for another batch of almonds) and spread into a single layer on a baking sheet.  You can use a Silpat if you like, but I've done it without as well.  Place baking sheet in the oven and turn oven on to 170deg.  Slow roast almonds for 5-7hours (or overnight if you like).  Let cool, then store in a tightly sealed container.

Have you ever tried tamari almonds before??
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