Place almond slices in a pan over medium-high heat. Keep shaking the pan while the nuts get heated through and start to toast lightly. Sprinkle sugar over the nuts and keep stirring them gently with a wooden spoon. Get the sugar distributed fairly quickly as it will soon start to melt and get sticky. As the sugar caramelizes it will coat the nuts as they continue toasting. Sprinkle in a light dusting of cinnamon if desired and add a pinch of salt to round out the flavors.
When the nuts are starting to turn golden brown cut off the heat but continue gently stirring while they cool. They will finish toasting as they cool. If you don't stir them they will stick together and you'll have almond clumps instead of slices.
When they are cooled down you can turn them out onto a plate or board to harden completely.
Use these as a garnish on ice cream or in a tropical salad. They will keep for about a week in the refrigerator.
Each (app 2 Tbs) serving contains an estimated:
Cals: 89, FatCals: 56, TotFat: 6g
SatFat: 0g, PolyFat: 2g, MonoFat: 4g
Chol: 0mg, Na: 129mg, K: 93mg
TotCargs: 7g, Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 5g
NetCarbs: 5g, Protein: 3g
NOTE: There's nothing magic about the cinnamon and/or salt in this. Feel free to try other spices if the mood suits you. At the very worst you'll need to eat your mistake and try something different.
We often use these in a salad with fresh spinach, crumbled bacon, and mandarin oranges. A tangy citrus vinegarette rounds out the flavors.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (29g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6|
|Calories from Fat: 70 (50%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 7.8g||10 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.6g||3 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.9g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 0.2mg||0 %|
|Potassium 114mg||3 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 16.1g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8 %|
|Sugars, other 14.1g|
|Protein 3.4g||5 %|
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Calories per serving: 140
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