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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Easy Dairy-Free Roasted Tamari Pecans

Forget the bulk section as these as they are so easy to make!

  I remember the first time that I tried tamari roasted almonds and I could not get enough of them. The almond board was at a fitness conference that I was attending and they had a trail mix bar for us bloggers to fill a bag with. One of the items on the trail mix bar was tamari roasted almonds and after I tried one, I may have overfilled my bag with way too many tamari almonds as they were so delicious. I may have also went back to that table a few more times to refill my bag. I am glad that the almond board brought plenty to share as I had enough for a snack later that week when I returned home.

I have been craving Tamari Roasted Almonds!

  Ever since that trip last year, I have been craving these salty tamari nuts and have been wanting to buy them but they are $10 a pound at the bulk section of my store! So I have been eating the plain raw pecans that I bought on Christmas clearance. Let me tell you, they were not taking care of my tamari roasted nut craving. Then the other day as I almost gave into paying $10 a pound for tamari roasted almonds, a light bulb went off in my head and I realized that I could make these tasty nuts with the pecans that were in my freezer. So I grabbed the bottle of gluten-free tamari soy sauce that was in my fridge and found a recipe for tamari almonds that I made some changes to. I was amazed at how easy it was to make tamari roasted pecans from raw pecans and the flavor was heavenly. The raw nuts soaked up the delicious taste of the tamari soy sauce.

These nuts are dairy-free!

  I have cut dairy out of my diet so most of my recipes that I am making will be dairy-free. It was so hard to resist the Healthy Chocolate Butterscotch Brownie Protein Muffins that I made for my boys the other day but I have been able to get my allergy induced asthma under control by eliminating dairy from my diet. Once my seasonal allergies calm down, I may eat some dairy. So, for now, I have been making snacks that are healthy and delicious so I will not crave cheese or pizza. These tamari nuts are so delicious by the handful or I mix them with dried cranberries.

So easy to make and bursting with flavor

  I have a lot of friends who are doing different diets like the Keto, Whole 30, and Paleo so I am hoping these are allowed on some of these diets as nuts as so healthy and loaded with protein. This recipe is also gluten-free if you use a gluten-free tamari soy sauce. I like the one that Kikkoman makes. Nuts are also a great protein source for a vegan and vegetarian diet. My diet is mostly vegan but I do occasionally eat fish and eggs. These tamari roasted nuts are great for snacks and lunch boxes. When you are craving something unhealthy like chips or cookies, reach for a handful of these roasted nuts. Better yet, don't buy the chips or cookies at the store.

My motto is If you don't buy it you can't eat it

Easy Dairy-Free Roasted Tamari Pecans

Makes 2 cups

2 cups raw pecan halves
1/2 cup gluten-free tamari soy sauce
salt to taste

Oven 350F
1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone sheets. 
2. Spread the pecan halves on the baking pans and roast in the oven for ten minutes.
3. Pour the roasted pecans into a bowl and pout the tamari sauce over them. Stir well until the sauce is absorbed into the nuts.
4. Spread the nuts back on the baking sheets and toast for ten more minutes, stirring halfway.
5. Let the roasted nuts cool thoroughly before storing them in a jar with a tight lid.

Tips: You can use other raw nuts in this recipe like almonds, cashews, or walnuts.  


  1. I love roasted nuts of any kind! These look amazing! I will definitely try this recipe!

  2. These look so good. It looks like a perfect fall recipe to add to my baking list!

  3. I love having nuts in my baked goods. My go-to ones are walnuts and almonds. Can't get enough of them! I guess you can say that I go nuts for nuts! :P

  4. I am not a fan of roasted nuts. But they look yummy and good.

  5. I don't think I can ever tried tamari pecans. I actually do have a bottle of tamari at home, I will give this recipe a try out.

  6. Oh yes, what a perfect snack. I just love pecans. I admit, I've never heard of tamari pecans, but I'd be excited to try them out!

  7. I absolutely love pecans. I will definitely give this a try

  8. I constantly include them in my diet as they are the best dry fruit to supplement your gym diet and help filling up the junk space in your daily diet. Liked this post!

  9. I am a huge sucker for roasted nuts. Especially when they are roasted nuts with fresh herbs. I have never heard of tamari almonds or pecans before, but I would definitely give them a try!

  10. I love pecans. I've never heard of tamari pecans, but I'd be excited to try them out!

  11. Excited to try this out. Thanks for posting this today, I'm really craving some new food haha

  12. Nice. We love pecans over here. I make pecan as one of the snacks for my kids. I coated it with small amount of sugar for taste. Always enjoy reading your food posts and ideas, keep it up!

    Thx for sharing!

  13. I love to roast my own pecans, but I've never tried this flavor before. I usually make mine sugared for salads. Yours are definitely more healthy!

  14. I've never heard of these but I love pecans! They are great for baking too.

  15. I haven't tried pecan. I might give this a try as they look like a great snack!

  16. Oh these tamari pecans look yummy! I could totally see these as snacks and also on salads too.

  17. I recently had soy on nuts for the first time ever. Such a good flavor combo!

  18. I'e never tasted tamari roasted nuts, but this recipe sounds very easy and super delicious!

  19. This is some cool snacks. Won't hurt to eat a lot of this, right?


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