Ever wondered where almonds come from? The California almond harvest runs from mid-August through October. To harvest the almonds, mechanical tree 'shakers' vigorously shake the almonds to the ground, where they then dry naturally for 8-10 days before they are swept into rows and picked up by a machine. Then they're ready for you to enjoy!

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Servings:
14
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a baking pan (not a sheet, the juices will run off!) with parchment paper or a non-stick mat.

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  • Whisk together the espresso shot, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon and coconut oil. Toss with almonds, pecans and walnuts and let sit for 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the nuts and place in a single layer on the baking pan. Drizzle with leftover espresso sauce.

  • Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

  • Remove and gently stir the nuts in the pan. Place back in the oven and cook an additional 7-10 minutes until toasted!

  • Remove and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container or jar. These make the perfect hostess gifts!

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Recipe and photo by Alex Caspero, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Blogger at Delish Knowledge

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; fat 17g; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 12g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 9g; protein 4g; sodium 4mg.
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