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Spiced Toasted Almonds

Adapted from Taste for Life Magazine, November 2009

Makes 2 cups

Ingredients
2 cups NOW Real Food® Natural Almonds*
1 tsp. Ellyndale Organics™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
1/2 tsp. NOW Real Food® Organic Maple Syrup*
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Toss almonds with olive oil, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon, and ginger until evenly coated.  Spread evenly on a sheet pan.
  3. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes, until aromatic and slightly browned.  You’ll know they’re done when you can smell them.  Almonds will become crispy as they cool.

Variations: To 2 cups of toasted almonds, add 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips, 1/4 cup dried cherries, and 1/4 cup NOW Real Food® Pumpkin Seeds*. For a more savory flavor, replace cinnamon and ginger with 1/4 teaspoon each of dried rosemary, sage, and thyme.

*NOW items available at your local health food store