"Eating about 23 almonds a day is an easy way to incorporate many crucial nutrients into your diet. Almonds are rich in vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and potassium. Additionally, almonds are a significant source of protein and fiber, while being naturally low in sugar. One 23-almond serving packs 13 grams of healthy unsaturated fats, 1 gram of saturated fat and no cholesterol or salt. Of all tree nuts, almonds rank highest in protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin E, riboflavin and niacin content by weight. There are 160 calories in 23 almonds. While many of these calories come from fat, it is primarily the healthy unsaturated fats and not the unhealthy saturated kind."
Eating almonds on a daily basis is very beneficial but sometimes you just have to kick up the flavor a bit. I received one package of Blue Diamond Blueberry Almonds and one container of Blue Diamond Salted Caramel Almonds for review at no cost to me and can I just say that I have found my new favorite snack? The Salted Caramel have a sweet, salty flavor that is perfect for snacking right out of the container. The Blueberry almonds are sweet with the blueberry flavor that can also be eaten right out of the bag. I really loved them both. I do love to bake and I have been trying all sorts of different granola bar recipes. The one listed below is super easy and the flavored almonds lend just a little bit extra to the flavor! I hope that these are not limited editions because they are so good!
Baked Oatmeal Snack Bars with Blue Diamond Blueberry and Salted Caramel Almonds
1.5 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup Blue Diamond Blueberry Almonds
1/4 cup Blue Diamond Salted Caramel Almonds
1/2 cup dried blueberries
1/4 cup flax seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1.25 cups skim milk
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350*
Mix dry ingredients.
Mix wet ingredients.
Pour wet into dry. Stir to combine.
Pour into a 9×9 baking dish either coated in cooking spray or lined with
Bake for 40 minutes.
Cut into 9 squares.