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Low-Carb BBQ Roasted Almonds

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Who doesn’t love spiced nuts? Typically, they just make an appearance in my life around the holidays and are the type that are normally covered in sugar and cinnamon. Now, don’t get me wrong, obviously those are delicious but they’re not keto friendly. These low-carb and keto friendly BBQ Roasted Almonds on the other hand are absolutely perfect and worth keeping a jar around for when those crunchy snack cravings hit.

We’re also going a step further and activating the almonds by soaking them for 12 hours. This helps to break them down to allow for better digestion and mineral absorption. After that you’ll simply drain off the water, pat them dry, and toss with a little olive oil and the BBQ spice mixture before placing them in a warm oven to dehydrate. Once the process is done you’ll have a perfectly crunchy and smoky snack to munch on.

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Nutritional values (per serving, 1/4 cup)

Net carbs4.1 grams
Protein7.9 grams
Fat19.8 grams
Calories230 kcal

Calories from carbs 7%, protein 14%, fat 79%

Total carbs9.3 gramsFiber5.2 gramsSugars1.7 gramsSaturated fat1.6 gramsSodium595 mg(26% RDA)Magnesium103 mg(26% RDA)Potassium363 mg(18% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 8 servings)

  • 2 cups raw almonds (286 g/ 10.1 oz)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (15 ml)
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Optional: 1 tsp granulated Swerve or Erythritol
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place the almond in a large jar and cover with water. Soak for 12 hours. Drain off the water and spread the almonds onto a few paper towels and pat dry. Preheat the oven to 150 °C/ 300 °F (conventional), or 130 °C/ 265 °F (fan assisted) and line a baking sheet with parchment. Low-Carb BBQ Roasted Almonds
  2. In a medium sized bowl toss the dry almonds with the olive oil and spices. Spread the almonds out in a single layer on the baking sheet. Low-Carb BBQ Roasted Almonds
  3. Transfer to oven and bake 45 minutes tossing occasionally. After 45 minutes they should be dry and crunchy. If they’re still wet in the middle continue to bake until your desired texture is reached. Low-Carb BBQ Roasted Almonds

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1/4 cup)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Almonds, nuts (whole, unblanched)
3.2 g7.6 g17.8 g207 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g1.7 g15 kcal
Paprika, spices
0.2 g0.1 g0.1 g2 kcal
Chile (chili) powder, spices
0.1 g0.1 g0.1 g2 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Cumin, ground
0.1 g0 g0.1 g1 kcal
Onion powder, spices
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Garlic powder, spices
0.2 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving, 1/4 cup
4.1 g7.9 g19.8 g230 kcal
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I made two batches, one spicy, and one with cinnamon and sweetner
both excellent, Thank you for sharing your recipes........
Oh, I made your seed crackers, and I sprinkled them with dill popcorn
seaoning, so good, I have a hard time not eating them ...all..
Thank you, again.

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Thank you for your kind words Linda, I'm glad you enjoyed!

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