Recipe and image provided by Sarah Bradley

Mid-winter brings a welcome introspective energy. I’ve been lucky to take part in yoga teacher training, which means my weekends are immersed in quiet reflection, movement, learning, and building community.

Long days at the yoga studio are rich with learning and connection. But guess what: even yogis get hangry! This is why it’s crucial to prepare an array of snacks for a sustainable source of energy.

If you are craving the perfect, filling winter snack abundant in protein and fats that you can easily adapt to your taste, then I highly recommend tamari almonds. Here’s an easy recipe, made entirely with ingredients from Karma’s incredible bulk section. If you haven’t tried bulk maple syrup, you are in for a treat. Pro tip: I like to bring small jam jars to fill up with spices.

They are a little bit sweet with a hint of smoky flavour, and best of all, you can adapt the recipe to incorporate your favourite spices. If you have a sweeter tooth, consider adding more maple syrup to the mix.


  • Coconut oil, to grease baking sheet
  • 1 – 2 cups raw almonds
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp white or black sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce or Tamari

Spices to taste:

  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • 1 Tbsp Nori flakes


Preheat oven to 300°F.

In a large bowl, toss almonds, sesame oil, maple syrup, sesame seeds, and spices until well coated.

Spread evenly on a greased baking sheet.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, checking frequently to make sure they don’t burn!