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Spiced Roasted Almonds
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

These Spiced Roasted Almonds are a healthier alternative to candied nuts. They're perfect as a healthy snack or party appetizer.

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almonds
Servings: 2 cups almonds
Author: Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
  • 1.5 - 2 cups raw, unsalted almonds
  • 2 Tablespoons raw honey (agave may be okay here)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • pinch of cayenne (optional)
  • Sea Salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray the parchment paper with cooking spray. Spread the almonds on the baking sheet. Toast in the upper rack of the oven for 10 minutes.

  2. While the almonds are in the oven mix together the nutmeg through the pepper in a small bowl. When the almonds are done toasting, remove the baking sheet from the oven and pour the honey over the almonds (do this right on the baking sheet). Use a spoon or spatula to coat the almonds well on all sides. Then sprinkle the spice mixture over the almonds and mix again to thoroughly coat. Take a big pinch of sea salt and sprinkle over the almonds.
  3. Return the almonds to the oven for another 10 minutes. Watch carefully to ensure that they do not burn. Remove from the oven, and right away use a spatula to remove the almonds from the parchment paper to a plate or container to cool (or else your almonds will be glued to the parchment paper - you've been warned). You will notice that a lot of the honey and spice mixture will be stuck to your spatula and on the parchment paper - this is fine. There is plenty on the almonds already, I assure you.

  4. Let cool for 20 minutes and then store in air tight jars or plastic bags.