Spiced Almonds bring a sassy flavor in a protein-packed treat. (Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Vegan)
If there was only one reason you need to make these right now would be to fill your house with the wonderful aroma they give off. I mean seriously these spiced almonds with cinnamon are just to die for! Why is it that cinnamon gives off such an amazing cozy feeling?
Even though it’s spring and I’ve just been begging summer to get here, these almonds are making me miss fall a little. Just a little though, fall and winter can stay away for a while.
So let’s jump into some fun. This month is actually Macular Degeneration awareness month.
On a side note: I will never show you something that I don’t like or don’t think it’ll give you a positive effect on your health choices. I take your trust in me very seriously guys.
They have a Spiced Almonds and Cinnamon recipe which I of course gravitated to almost immediately. I love me some almonds. I’ve been eating almonds and dried cherries for breakfast this past week. Just can’t get enough of it!
So anyways I ended up swapping the plain sugar with our fresh backyard honey and also cut the batch in half. I knew immediately this recipe was a winner when I couldn’t stop taking deep breaths just inhaling the cinnamon goodness. The taste, just as heavenly.
After almost a year of eating clean and taking care of myself I noticed it was starting to get harder to see with. Having glasses as long as I could remember I thought great, I’m getting older and my eyes are getting worse. Ahh aging, just gotta accept it, it’s inevitable.
Actually, turns out my eyes got better. No joke. I left the eye doctor thinking she was crazy, I’ve had glasses ever since I was in 4th grade! It has now been almost a year since I have worn my glasses and sure enough she was right. Crazy. Just goes to show that our bodies and eyes are amazing organisms that need to be treated with love and care.
And lots of carrots, eating a lot of carrots can’t hurt one bit.
Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Vegan
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Total Time: 25 min
- 1 small egg white
- 1 cup whole raw almonds
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon all-spice
- 1 pinch of nutmeg
- 1 pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly brush pan with olive oil
- In a medium bowl beat the egg white until it begins to become frothy.
- Add in the almonds, honey, and all spices. Continue to stir until almonds are fully coated.
- Layer the almonds on the baking sheet in a single layer.
- Bake for 10 minutes, stir and the continue to cook for another 5-10 minutes.
- Remove and let them fully cool before eating.