What's a little sweet, salty, smoky, spicy and addictive? Nope, not bacon! These bacon-seasoned almonds. Perfect if you love the flavour but are looking for something that won't take years off your life (yes, I think most health experts would agree one of the most unhealthy things you can eat is cured and processed meats).
These are for Adam to have at work, but they are so yummy, that after I made them, I thought of hiding them and hoarding them to myself. Fortunately, I'm a nicer wife than that...
You gotta bake these!!
Smokey Bake-Un Almonds
2 lbs almonds
2 tbls olive oil
2 tbls low-sodium soy sauce/tamari/coconut aminos
2 tbls Worcestershire (regular or vegan)
2 tbls coconut sugar
1/2 tsp paprika
A few drops liquid smoke
Cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)
Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
Toss almonds with all other ingredients until well coated. Spread evenly on non-stick baking sheet. Bake at 350F for 12 minutes. Make sure they don't burn. Let cool and store in an air-tight container.
I have added this recipe to Vegetarian Mamma's Gluten-Free Friday and Urban Naturale's Party Blog Hop link-ups.