Almonds Three Ways

Roasted almonds are a great healthy snack.  You can also make tasty toasted nut snacks to bring to holiday parties or give to friends and family rather than the sugary cookies and treats that abound this time of year.  Try these quick recipes to bake up some healthier holiday snacks.  You also won’t feel so guilty munching on them at gatherings.

roasted-almonds

Maple Cinnamon Almonds

3 cups raw almonds, soaked for 2 to 3 hours
1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 to 1 cup raw maple syrup (substitute agave or honey if you like)
1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
1 teaspoon sea salt

Spray baking sheet with olive oil or cover with parchment paper.  Toss all ingredients in bowl and then coat the soaked and drained nuts.  Preheat oven to 275 degrees.  Spread nuts evenly on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.  Stir and then continue to bake for about 10 more minutes.

Curried Almonds

3 cups raw almonds, soaked for 2 to 3 hours
2 Tablespoons curry powder
1 1/2 Tablespoons onion granules
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
1 Tablespoon agave syrup
1 teaspoon sea salt

See above directions.

Roasted Salt and Pepper Almonds

3 cups raw almonds, soaked for 2 to 3 hours
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1 Tablespoon onion granules (try onion powder if you don’t have granules)

See above directions

Try using different nuts like Pecans, Cashews, and Pistachios.  Play around with different spices and create your own crunchy snack.  Put them in a nice holiday bag with a pretty bow or a take out container that you can decorate and give them away as gifts.

Enjoy!

-Kristen
Choosing healthy living over dying :)

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2 thoughts on “Almonds Three Ways

  1. *Hi I enjoy reading your postings.* * I tried the Maple Cinn and the S & P Almonds and LOVED them. I also did the Garbonzo beans and was disappointed. I expected them to be chip-like—the insides are rather dry but not dry like a chip. What did I do wrong or were my expectations for a ‘chip’ unrealistic. (I LOVE chips :( * *Thank you for your help!!!* *Joy D Brown* *joy.joyworks@gmail.com*

    • They may have cooked a little too long. They are quite different from a “chip” in the traditional sense…maybe they just aren’t your cup of tea :) Stick with baked sweet potato chips or zucchini chips which are more like potato chips.

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