Almonds, cinnamon, a touch of coconut oil and a pinch of salt. Think healthy, whole food sprinkles that are an excellent option for pregnant or nursing moms.
Adding almonds to your diet is a great way to increase your protein, fiber, Vitamin E, and Riboflavin (B2) intake. These little gems also contain iron and zinc, which along with protein, nourishes the growth of new cells (something that occurs rapidly during pregnancy). This crumble is also a great way to get more cinnamon into your diet which has been linked to numerous health benefits from helping regulating blood sugar levels to helping balance hormones.
Pregnant and nursing moms aside, who couldn’t use a few more nutrients in their diet, especially when they are so yummy?
Add the crumble to your morning oat meal, sprinkle it on any fresh cut fruit, or use it as a topper for a dark leafy green salad instead of croutons.
Make a large batch, put it in a glass jar and keep it on the kitchen counter for use anytime day or night.
1 cup almonds
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 pinch of salt
Rinse the almonds and place them in a small food processor. Use the pulse feature to chop the nuts until no large pieces remain.
Transfer the chopped nuts to a bowl. Add in the coconut oil (slightly warmed so it’s in liquid form), the cinnamon and pinch of salt. Mix together with a wooden spoon.
Preheat your oven to 325. Evenly spread the nut mixture on a sheet of parchment paper. Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until nuts are slightly roasted.
Remove the nut mixture from the oven and allow to cool. Place in a glass jar and leave on the counter to include as an addition to almost any dish - especially salads and desserts!
**This recipe calls for the nuts to be roasted. If you are using nuts that have been soaked and dehydrated, do not roast the nuts in the oven to keep the enzymes active. The nuts will keep perfectly in a covered container on the counter.
Alternatives: Give this crumble a little kick by adding ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper (or more if you like it hot). Pairing a spiced-up version with sweeter treats, or salads that incorporate sweet fruits, can create an incredible flavor profile.