Food: Roasted Spiced Almonds

I’ve never made these before but they are everywhere this time of year. I read this recipe and couldn’t believe how simple it sounded. I added some cayenne pepper to the mix to add a little heat. Super simple and great to have around the house for a little snack. I was devouring them well I was cooking dinner – yikes, might not have room for that tenderloin after all.

By the way, Spanish smoked paprika is my new favorite thing. Just thought I should tell you. I use it in everything – on eggs, potatoes, tacos…yes, everything!

adapted from Cookinglight magazine

  • 1  tablespoon  water
  • 1  large egg white
  • 1  pound  raw, unblanched almonds
  • 1/2  cup  sugar
  • 1  tablespoon  salt
  • 1  teaspoon  Spanish smoked paprika
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1  teaspoon  ground coriander
  • 1/2  teaspoon  chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 300°.

2. Combine 1 tablespoon water and egg white in a large bowl; stir with a whisk until foamy. Add almonds; toss well to coat. Place almonds in a colander, and drain 5 minutes.

3. Combine almonds, sugar, and next 5 ingredients (through cayenne pepper) in a large bowl; toss to coat. Spread almond mixture in a single layer on a jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 300° for 15 minutes. Stir almond mixture; reduce oven temperature to 275°. Bake an additional 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven; cool 5 minutes. Break apart any clusters. Cool completely.

4. Enjoy, by the handful or just one at a time. Save them in a glass jar or Tupperware container.

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One Comment to “Food: Roasted Spiced Almonds”

  1. So festive! Love how simple it is.

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