Skip buying the sugar-laden, honey-roasted nuts and opt for raw almonds for a healthier snack that you can take to the office. You can eat them raw, but toasting the almonds intensifies the nuttiness and gives them a better crunch.
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heaping cup raw almonds
tbsp olive oil
big pinches cayenne
Set the toaster oven to the bake setting at 400°F.
In a pan lined with aluminum foil, toss the almonds with the olive oil ensuring that every nut gets evenly coated.
Sprinkle salt and cayenne on the almonds and toss again. Spread the almonds out in single layer and bake for 12-14 minutes until the almonds turn a dark brown, but not black.
Let cool for five to 10 minutes before serving. Let the almonds cool completely before storing in an airtight container.