Today’s Recipe – Sweet & Spicy Roasted Almonds
The perfect bite delights and satisfies all your tastebuds! These sweet and spicy roasted almonds are pretty irresistible and just may become your new favorite way to eat almonds. Perfectly crunchy and coated in a mixture of chili powder, cinnamon, cayenne, salt, stevia and a bit of sugar, there is a great balance of sweet and savory.
For years I didn’t eat almonds because I thought they were pretty bland and boring. But this recipe changed my mind. After playing around with the spice blend, I eventually found a flavorful and satisfying blend of warm spices with just the right contrast of sweet.
The recipe is simple and you can also follow the exact same directions to roast pecans, walnuts or cashews. The last few years, we have made these Sweet & Spicy Roasted Almonds for coworkers over the holidays, filling up small bags or mason jars with them and tying them up with a ribbon. It is a great gift that people can munch on for an afternoon snack, add to a charcuterie board at a party they are hosting or throw on top of some greens to jazz up a salad.
To keep the sugar lower, I used granulated baking stevia along with a tablespoon of sugar (coconut sugar or regular granulated sugar both work fine). But, you can use what you have in your pantry and what you prefer using…………..
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