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Developed for the Almond Board of California by Award-Winning Author and Registered Dietitian, Liz Pearson
(NC) - These roasted almonds are quick and easy to prepare and taste delicious. Almonds produce more eating satisfaction and feelings of fullness than carbohydrate-rich snacks. Their crunchy texture, along with protein (6 g), fibre (3.5 g) and good fats, make almonds a satisfying snack that can help conquer cravings anytime throughout the day.
Roast the almonds on a large square baking sheet at 350 F (180 C) for 15 minutes.
Take the almonds out of the oven.
In a saucepan, mix together the maple syrup, canola oil, vanilla and cinnamon. Heat at medium just until the mixture starts to boil.
Add the roasted almonds to the saucepan. Toss until the almonds are evenly glazed and covered with the syrup mixture.
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.
Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings
Nutritional Information: Per 1/4 cup (50 mL) Serving: Calories 245 kcals, Cholesterol 0 mg, Fibre 4.7 g, Total fat 19 g, Saturated 1.5 g, Calcium 104 mg, Monounsaturated 12.1 g, Polyunsaturated 4.6 g, Magnesium 99 mg, Sodium 1 mg, Carb 15 g, Potassium 283 mg, Protein 8 g, Vitamin E 9.3 mg
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