It is a widely known fact that I am obsessed with almonds and all almond products, so when I started experimenting with toasting almonds, I went into almond heaven.
Here's what I used:
2 c. raw almonds
2 T. honey or agave nectar
1 T. olive oil (make sure it's regular, not extra virgin, or just use canola oil, or even coconut oil)
1 T. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 F. In a large bowl, pour honey, oil, and cinnamon. Mix well, then add almonds. Mix until all the almonds are evenly coated, and then pour into either a cooking ceramic/glass dish, or straight onto a flat baking pan.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. After 6 minutes, toss the almonds to make sure they are evenly toasted. At this time, I usually add more cinnamon to add on some extra flavor, but if you want your almonds to be more mild tasting, feel free to skip this step! Let the almonds cool about 20 minutes since they will be soft initially after baking. Enjoy. Try not to eat the whole batch.
The perfect breakfast, snack, or topping on salads and yogurts!
Excuse me while I go grab another handful, and think of new ingredients to toast my almonds in....