Roasted Soy Beans
For an easy snack, make Roasted Soy Beans! These crunchy morsels - also called Soy Nuts - are a delicious and economical choice.
This is one of the easiest of my healthy snack recipes. You don't even have to grease the cookie sheet!
I buy raw soybeans in bulk at my local natural foods store.
I like to make a big batch of these. This recipe multiplies easily. Stored in an airtight container, they keep for a couple of weeks (but we always eat them before then!)
For a filling trail mix, mix roasted soy beans with nuts, seeds, raisins and chocolate chips.
If you're on an extended hike and you need to keep your pack weight down, soy nuts are an excellent choice because they are very light yet very filling.
Check that you have these staples at home
Get out your equipment
- a pot with a lid
- a sieve or strainer
- a cookie sheet
- a wooden spoon or spatula
2 cups/500 mL dry soybeans
Rinse the soy beans, put them in a pot, and cover them with water.
Put on the lid.
Let soak for at least 8 hours. (I soak them overnight.)
Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
Drain the soaked soybeans.
Place them in a single layer on the cookie sheet.
Bake for about 15 minutes.
Stir the soybeans, and check for doneness. They should be dry and crunchy.
Continue stirring and checking every 5 minutes or so.
They will probably take a total of about 30 minutes to cook.
Let the roasted soybeans cool before eating them.
Ideas for making this recipe your own
- Add some spices or other flavorings, like onion salt, curry powder or tamari. Just put the roasted soybeans in a bowl, add the flavoring of your choice, and stir until well mixed.
- Use a cookie sheet with sides if you have one!
If you enjoy this recipe for roasted soy beans, you may also like these other easy snack recipes: