Sweet & Spicy Almonds

Here is the third and final recipe I prepared for a collaboration with the Almond Board of California. These roasted almonds make for a festive appetizer, and they are so irresistible, I dare you to try to just eat one!

Sweet & Spicy Almonds

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 300°F/ 150°C.

Heat a large sauté pan on high, and add olive oil. Add almonds to pan, toast for 1 minute stirring often, and reduce heat to low. Continue to stir until the almonds are light golden brown, 6-7 minutes. Add honey and spices, salt and sesame seeds and stir to coat evenly.

Spread nuts out evenly on to a large sheet tray and place in the oven until honey is dry, 10-15 minutes. Allow nuts to cool before serving.

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