3 Spice Toasted Almonds With Coconut Oil And Sea Salt

“Turn up the heat and lend your heart a hand with these low temp roasted almonds. Crispy, savoury, but cooked to preserve the best of their nutrients.

Who knew that one of the best ways to beat both stress and hunger involves eating almonds? Almonds are a good source of magnesium, B vitamins and zinc—which are important for balancing mood and decreasing stress and anxiety!

A serving of almonds contains heart-healthy fats and protein too; so they’re a perfect snack during a busy workday or on the go.

This recipe involves toasting the almonds at a low temperature in order to preserve the healthy fats, yet still gives the almonds a delicious roasted flavor.”

Yield: 2 cups
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

2 cups whole almonds
1 tablespoon coconut oil
½ teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon sea salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees F
  • In a small bowl, toss almonds with coconut oil, chili powder, paprika, cumin and salt
  • Lay flat on a sheet pan and bake for 15–20 minutes turning at least once, until nuts are toasted. Enjoy warm
  • Once cool, store in an airtight container and enjoy within seven days

Recipe and post courtesy of Natural Vitality’s Organic Connections’ The Calmful Heart Health Book available for download, free.

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