Thursday, February 14, 2013

Soaked and Dehydrated Nuts

Soaked and dehydrated nuts are easier to digest and, in my opinion, more delicious than raw nuts and healthy then roasted nuts.  These are a great snack and easily made into a nut butter.  I use these to make my nutty cups.

Soaked and Dehydrated Nuts
 Makes 4 cups

 Ingredients: Nuts {Almonds, Cashews, Macadamia Nuts, Walnuts...}, water, and salt

In a large bowl place:
4 cups of nuts

Pour in enough water to cover an inch or so above the nuts

1 Tbsp sea salt

Soak accordingly:
Most nuts including almond, macadamia nuts, walnuts ~ 7 hours or so
Cashews ~ 6 hours {do not soak more}

Strain the water. Then place the nuts in the dehydrator on the lowest setting for several days until they are crunchy.  If you do not have a dehydrator then spread on a baking sheet and place in the oven and cook on the lowest temperature until crunchy.

Best stored in the freezer to keep them fresh