Tamari Roasted Almonds
by Susan Arruda
Our make it yourself, tamari roasted almonds recipe allows you to control the quality of ingredients, save money, and sneak in some added nutrition and flavour!
YIELD – 3 cups total – 15 servings of ¼ cup (2 oz.)
3 cups raw almonds
1/4 cup low sodium tamari (tamari sauce is also available in a gluten free option)
1 -2 tbsp. (or more) nutritional yeast flakes*
Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use an oven safe casserole dish.
Spread the raw almonds in a single layer on the baking sheet.
Bake approximately 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until you smell a nice nutty aroma but don’t allow the nuts to start browning, or to burn!
Remove from the oven and place the almonds in a glass bowl. (steer clear of plastic; not a safe option for hot foods) Add the tamari sauce over the nuts and stir to thoroughly coat all the almonds. Sprinkle in the nutritional yeast flakes and stir to combine well. Let sit for several minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer the nuts back to the baking sheet and spread in an even layer.
Place back in the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until dry and nicely browned.
Allow almonds to cool and dry completely before storing in an airtight container.
Oven temperatures vary, so be sure to watch carefully so you don’t burn the almonds.
Store the almonds in an airtight container for up to a month or store in the refrigerator for several months.
*NUTRITIONAL YEAST is a by-product of molasses. Food yeast has a pleasant tasting cheesy flavor that can be used as a flavour enhancer when sprinkled on or mixed into foods. It is a vegan product and an excellent source of thiamine and vitamin B12. ¼ cup contains 300% of the recommended B12 requirements, 580% of Thiamine, 6% of iron, 6 g of protein and 3 g of fibre. It can be used directly on vegetables, baked potatoes, popcorn and other foods as a condiment and can be added to your favourite cake or cookie recipes. Sold in powder or flakes, nutritional yeast also contains B vitamins, minerals, protein, and has reportedly been used as an immune enhancing supplement.
Notes from ‘Superfood Kitchen’ by Julie Morris & BobsRedMill.com