Cheezy Almonds

While perusing the recipe sites for raw food in the land of internet time suck, I found a post on Gone Raw that had me curious. So, into the kitchen I went. I am always keeping an eye out for recipes that are good snacks to have on hand for the kids especially since we need easy to travel food with all the homeschool activities we are out doing and outings with friends. Lately the need has expanded. We watched Foodmatters as a family recently and my hubby, Dan was really struck by a few of the facts presented. I declare this a must see for all! Anyhow, I am now on the search not only for the boys and I but for my love to be able to take snacks to work that are high in nutrition, raw, filling and yummy!

The author wrote that this is her version of the Living Nutz Vegan Cheezy Nutz. There were quite a few good comments following the recipe so we are giving it a try.

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. raw almonds soaked 6-8 hours
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 TBS wheat free tamari
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1/2 c. pumpkin seeds ground fine

Rinse and drain the almonds. Set aside in a bowl. Grind pumpkin seeds in a coffee grinder and put in a small bowl. Add other ingredients to pumpkin seeds and mix. Pour over the almonds and mix until they are coated. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. If the mixture is too runny, add more ground pumpkin seed. Otherwise, place on teflex sheet and dehydrate at 115 for 8 hours. Transfer to screen and finish dehydrating until crisp.

These take a while to dehydrate! I lowered the heat to 105 so they will take a little longer. I have been snacking on them out of the dehydrator and they are yummy. As always, after soaking the nuts, feel free to add spices and seasonings you like for more variety. Happy travels!

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