I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch Of Honey Spiced Almonds

These almonds won’t disappoint with a kick of spicy and sweet. As Summer fades (take the heat with you please!) and Fall approaches (it will get here, right?), I think of roasting nuts. (Hubby’s comments have been intentionally censored.)

Nuts are such a great source of protein and a healthy snack. The challenge is to only eat a few. I keep a small baggy filled with almonds in my purse all the time. Do I look a little goofy carrying my purse around the house in case I have a nut attack? Probably, but ask me if I care as I’m nibbling away at a few more nuts.

I’m not alone in my goofy ways of doing things. Frightening that there are more of us in the world. 😉 A friend of mine who works in her home takes her purse with her to her in-home office in the morning and then takes it with her when she walks out of her office at the end of the work day. I used to think that was a little odd, but I now understand the advantages. After all, most women have a snapshot of their lives in their purse, and…. I have NUTS!

I use raw almonds you can find in bulk.

Sautéing with the coating.
The nuts are a little sticky when hot.

Laid out on parchment paper to dry.

Ready to munch.

These almonds make great gifts too!  

Serves 10

Honey Glazed Almonds

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Ingredients

  • • 1½ cups raw, unblanched almonds
  • • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • • 1½ tablespoons honey
  • • ½ teaspoon ground chipotle chile powder
  • • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium nonstick skillet, cook the almonds over medium heat for 6 minutes, or until lightly toasted, shaking pan frequently.
  3. In a 2-cup glass container, combine the remaining ingredients, and microwave at high for 30 seconds.
  4. Add honey mixture to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Place the almond mixture on the baking tray, and let sit for at least 10 minutes. Break apart any clusters prior to serving.

Notes

Each serving is 138 calories. It stores well in an airtight container for several days.

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Nutrition

Calories: 138 cal
Carbohydrates: 8 g
Fat: 11 g
Sodium: 60 g
Protein: 4 g
Fiber: 2 g
Warning: these almonds can be addictive!

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