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Activated Nuts

Prep Time12 hrs
Cook Time1 d


  • 4 cups nuts
  • 1 tablespoon Himalayan salt
  • Warm water


  • Put the nuts and salt in a big bowl and cover with warm water. Make sure that you add a bit more water as the nuts will swell out and you might end up with the top level no longer covered in the water.
  • Cover with a cloth and leave to soak (not refrigerated) for 7 hours for almonds & macadamia nuts, for 12 hours for walnuts & pecan nuts and for 6 hours for cashew nuts (no longer as they might get slimy).
  • After soaked, drain the nuts in a colander and rinse with clean water.
  • In your dehydrator: Dry at temperature no higher than 65C for 12-24 hrs.
  • In your oven: Dry at temperature no higher than 65C for 12-24 hrs. Be sure to use the fan setting and put a fork or tablespoon in the oven door for the moisture to escape and prevent nuts from baking.


Make sure that your nuts are completely dry before removing them from the oven / dehydrator. If not, the nuts will tend to feel soft instead of crispy and could become mouldy.
You can add salt to the nuts prior to drying.