Before we proceed with making Tamari Almonds, here are a few tips to have in mind:
- It would be good to dehydrate almonds first, as candy almonds or any other nuts that have been soaked but not completely dry will take much longer than the usual 12-24hours to dry. In this case, we should be aware that the longer things take to dehydrate (due to high moisture and density), the higher the risk of bacteria and mold growth is. The usual time to dehydrate is 12-24 hours. Once they are dehydrated, store them in an airtight container outside of the fridge.
- Decide which sweetener you will choose for your recipe. Not all sweeteners dehydrate well.
Sweeteners that usually don't dehydrate well (or at all):
- Honey - it will never really dry, it will remain sticky
- Agave - it will dehydrate but will take longer time
Sweeteners that dehydrate well:
- Maple Syrup - dehydrates well because of its high moisture content
- Date Paste
- Maple Sugar
- Coconut Sugar
- Coconut Nectar
¼ cup almonds, soaked and dehydrated
1 teaspoon maple syrup
½ teaspoon lime juice
½ teaspoon tamari
¼ teaspoon cayenne
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and then spread onto a non-stick dehydrator sheet.
Dehydrate overnight at 115 degrees.
Have them ready when you wish to snack! :)