Monday, October 24, 2011

Snack Attack! Roasted Almonds

A really delicious and extremely easy snack is home roasted almonds. The other weekend, I was making a snack for a fun trip with my friends, and I realized I had a bag of raw almonds in my pantry. I decided to season and roast them. Almonds are a really healthy snack, and with a little bit of spice, they can be very delicious.

For the seasoning, I mixed 2 tablespoons of Turbinado sugar, 1 tablespoon of cumin, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of turmeric, salt, and pepper. I mixed this up in a small bowl, tossed the almonds with half a cup of olive oil and the spice mix, and spread them on 2 baking sheets.

I pre-heated the oven to 375 and roasted the almonds for 20 minutes until they started to get darker in hue. I checked a few times by eating one and seeing if it was roasted enough. Once they had a nice crunch, I took them out.

The almonds were delicious. Everyone who tried them was amazed by how tasty they were, and they didn't take more than 30 minutes to make, only 5 minutes of active time. These are great for a snack to take to work or an impressive hors d'oeuvre for a dinner party.


DCL913 said...

Do I have to use raw sugar for this recipe? Would it work with regular sugar?

Ty's Kitchen said...

You can use regular sugar or brown sugar instead if you don't have raw. I like the flavor of raw sugar with the nuts, but any type would work.