Registered Dietician Liz Pearson demonstrates how to make this quick and delicious snack.
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Maple Cinnamon Roasted Almonds Many of us live hectic lives but that’s no excuse to neglect your diet. There’s lots of simple things you can do to eat healthy while on the go. Try planning meals in advance, keeping the house stocked with quick to fix staples and packing a nutritious snack in your purse or briefcase. Almonds are always an excellent choice for a nutritious and tasty snack. They also fit well into your busy schedule because they’re easy to find, simple to use, and super satisfying. A quick snack that I like to make is maple cinnamon roasted almonds. Roasting almonds brings out their toasty crunch, bold flavor, and golden brown color. The recipe is simple and it can be portioned out so you have a treat at your fingertips for the rest of the week. To start, you will need two cups of whole almonds, 1quarter cup of maple syrup, two teaspoons of canola oil, two teaspoons of vanilla, and one tablespoon cinnamon. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread the almonds out on a large baking sheet and roast them for 15 minutes. Now in a saucepan, mix the maple syrup, canola oil, vanilla, and cinnamon together. Cook it at medium heat just until the mixture starts to boil. Add the roasted almonds to the saucepan, tossing them until the almonds are evenly glazed and covered with the syrup. Take the baking sheet, cover it in parchment paper and spray some vegetable oil across it. Spread the maple on the mixture across the parchment paper and wait until it cools. You can enjoy them the same day or store in an airtight container in the fridge. And there you have it! A smart and delicious snack that’s ready in less than 30 minutes. Visit almondboard.com to learn more about one of the world’s most versatile nuts.