Tamari almonds are one of my favorite snack recipes. Who knew they are this easy to make?
These are a perfect, and healthy, party snack. Easy to make, they are simply whole almonds baked with tamari sauce or soy sauce. A touch of cayenne pepper adds a bit of spicy kick. Just leave it out if you don’t want the heat.
You can use soy sauce as an alternative to the tamari sauce but the tamari sauce has a different flavor and really ups the flavor profile of these nuts. I wouldn’t make them with soy sauce myself.
Flavored nuts are a wonderfully healthy snack recipe. Look here to learn more about the healthy properties of nuts and why we should incorporate foods like tamari almonds into our eating on a regular basis.
This is a great party recipe too. You can make this healthy snack recipe days ahead then just empty the nuts into a bowl at party time – that is, if there are any left.
Tamari almonds are a healthy snack that suit many special diets. They are low carb and perfect for those who need diabetic recipes. If you need this almond recipe to be gluten free, please make sure your tamari or soy sauce is gluten free. Not all of them are.
- 2 1/2 cups almonds, whole, unblanched, raw
- 1/4 cup tamari sauce, or soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper, optional
- On a parchment lined rimmed baking sheet, toast the almonds in 350°F oven until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Watch them closely as they bake, because nuts can burn quite easily.
- Sprinkle the toasted nuts with the tamari sauce, lemon juice and cayenne pepper. Toss it all to mix the flavorings and nuts thoroughly. Bake for 7 minutes. Stir and turn oven off. Leave the nuts in the oven until the tamari mixture is absorbed, which takes about 10-12 minutes. Let everything cool on a rack until the nuts are crisp and dry.
- Store the tamari almonds in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. If the nuts begin to soften, bake them again until they become crisp (about 5 minutes).
- You can replace the tamari sauce with Bragg's Aminos if you prefer.
Make sure you use gluten free soy or tamari sauce if you need this recipe to be absolutely gluten-free.
- The cayenne pepper is optional. It adds a nice kick but you can certainly leave it out. The tamari almonds will be fantastic on their own.