Maple Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
* Serves 8 people (1/4 cup serving size)
Almonds are the most nutrient-dense nut you can eat. They are especially rich in two disease-fighting nutrients most people don’t get enough of – vitamin E and magnesium. We should all make an effort to eat a small handful of nuts every single day. Eating nuts plain, just as they are, is certainly the healthiest way to enjoy them, but a recipe like this one is fun for a treat now and again. Your kids will love them too!
2 cups (500 mL) whole almonds
1/4 cup (60 mL) maple syrup
2 teaspoons (10 mL) canola oil
2 teaspoons (10 mL) vanilla
1 tablespoon (15 mL) cinnamon
1. Roast the almonds on a large square baking sheet at 350ºF (180ºC) for 15 minutes.
2. Take the almonds out of the oven.
3. In a saucepan, mix together the maple syrup, canola oil, vanilla and cinnamon. Heat at medium just until the mixture starts to boil.
4. Add the roasted almonds to the saucepan. Toss until the almonds are evenly glazed and covered with the syrup mixture.
5. Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray with vegetable oil. Spread the maple almond mixture onto the parchment paper and let cool.
Enjoy the same day or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator to enjoy throughout the week.
Nutritional Analysis: Calories 245, fat 19 g, Saturated fat 1.5 g, Protein 8 g, Carb 15 g,
Fibre 4.7 g, Sodium 1 mg