The salt and soaking make the almonds not too salty, and easier to digest. We do the same with pecans and it pulls out the slight bitterness that you expect from eating pecans. We buy one or two bags of nuts at Costco once a month and eat them as snacks all month long. I love them in muffins, breads, and cookies too.
These are okay for The Maker’s Diet phase one.
- 1+ pounds raw almonds, walnuts, cashews, etc
- 1 tablespoon unrefined sea salt
- filtered water to cover
- To soak nuts: Place 2-3 lbs raw nuts in a large bowl (they will swell, so only fill ⅔ full, using another bowl if needed). Add 2 tablespoons sea salt and cover the nuts with filtered water. Allow to soak overnight at room temperature (on the counter). No need to cover.
- To dry:
- Drain in a colander and start dehydrating the nuts you soaked last night, or roast in a pan as low as your oven will go. Dehydrate all day.
*** For reminders to soak and dehydrate your nuts, as well as other preparation instructions needed for grain free meals, see Grain Free Meal Plans to save time in the kitchen!
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