Roasted soy nuts make a tasty savory snack or a crunchy addition to various dishes, especially salads. Soybeans are high in protein and full of iron, calcium and vitamin C. Because they are a plant food, soy beans are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans if you cook them with animal-free ingredients. Roasting your own soy nuts is cheaper than buying ready-roasted nuts and gives you the opportunity to make the nuts exactly how you like them.
Things You'll Need
- 1 to 2 cups dried soybeans
- Baking tray
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- Kitchen brush
Rinse the soybeans and put them in the bowl. Cover with approximately twice as much water as beans and let them soak from at least 8 hours or overnight.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Drain the soybeans.
Brush the baking tray with the oil and spread the soybeans on the tray in a thin layer, one bean thick.
Put the tray of beans in the oven for 30 minutes or until they're deep yellow and crispy, turning or stirring the beans several times with the spatula during roasting.
Shake the spices or others seasonings over the beans before, during or after roasting. Use salt, pepper, herbs, garlic powder, chili or any combination of these to taste.