Soaking and Dehydrating nuts
The salt and soaking make the almonds not too salty, and easier to digest. We do the same with pecans and it pulls out the slight bitterness that you expect from eating pecans. We buy one or two bags of nuts at Costco once a month and eat them as snacks all month long. I love them in muffins, breads, and cookies too.

These are okay for The Maker’s Diet phase one.

Crispy Almonds, Pecans, etc

Course: Staples
Cuisine: GAPS Diet, Gluten Free, Paleo, SCD
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 10 minutes
Author: Cara Comini
By soaking nuts in salt water, we help them to be easier to digest while also reducing bitterness and infusing them with a faint salty taste that is absolutely delicious


  • 1 + pounds raw almonds walnuts, cashews, etc
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined sea salt
  • filtered water to cover


  1. To soak nuts: Place 2-3 lbs raw nuts in a large bowl (they will swell, so only fill 2/3 full, using another bowl if needed). Add 2 tablespoons sea salt and cover the nuts with filtered water. Allow to soak overnight at room temperature (on the counter). No need to cover.
  2. To dry:
  3. Drain in a colander and start dehydrating the nuts you soaked last night, or roast in a pan as low as your oven will go. Dehydrate all day.


I have a 1-1/2 gallon berkey that I use to filter all our drinking water

I have a 1-1/2 gallon Berkey that I use to filter all our drinking water


*** For reminders to soak and dehydrate your nuts, as well as other preparation instructions needed for grain free meals, see Grain Free Meal Plans to save time in the kitchen!

(Purchase already soaked nuts and seeds here)


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