to make the caramelised almonds
Pre-heat the oven to 180 C. Spread the almonds onto a baking tray and roast them for 8 minutes, keeping an eye on them so they don’t burn. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool while making the caramel. To do this, add to a saucepan 1/2 cup coconut sugar and 1/2 cup water and whisk while waiting for the mixture to boil. Then reduce the heat and add the nuts and combine for 8 minutes, or until the water evaporates and the nuts become caramelised. Empty them onto a cooling tray and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months and add straight from the freezer to salads or yoghurt, or enjoy on their own as a treat.
Andy’s Sugar Safe® tips
Although these nuts are caramelised the high protein content of the almonds should help prevent a spike in blood glucose levels. Nonetheless they should be enjoyed as a treat.