Your guests will go nuts over these almonds

Here’s a wonderful nibble for your New Year’s celebration. Or whip up a batch to treat yourself to a tasty snack.  The recipe is from my book ,  The Enlightened Eater’s Whole Foods Guide (Viking Canada).

Glazed Spicy Almonds

Makes 12 servings

2 cups (500 mL) raw almonds (about 8 oz/ 250 g)
1 large egg white
1 tsp (5 mL) ground coriander
1/2 tsp (2 mL) cayenne pepper
1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh rosemary
2 tsp (10 mL) brown sugar
3/4 tsp (4 mL) salt
Parchment paper

Preheat oven to 300°F/150°C.

Place almonds on baking sheet and roast for 12 to 15 minutes or until almonds are golden. Remove almonds from oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes. Lightly beat the egg white and mix with warm almonds and remaining ingredients, tossing to coat evenly.

Line baking tray with parchment paper and spread nuts in a single layer over the tray. Return to the oven and roast for 15 to 20 minutes for a deep golden glaze.

Per serving nutritional information:
Calories:  145
Protein:   5 grams
Fat:   12 grams
Saturated Fat:  1 gram
Carbohydrate: 5  grams
Dietary Fibre:  3 grams
Sodium: 152  milligrams

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Author:Rosie Schwartz

Rosie Schwartz is a Toronto-based consulting dietitian and writer.

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4 Comments on “Your guests will go nuts over these almonds”

  1. December 28, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    Lovely! A great combination of savory, aromatic, and sweet!

    • December 28, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

      Thanks, Susan! The recipe was adapted from one from the Almond Board. My daughters always tell me about the raves they get when they make them when they’re entertaining. One insisted I post the recipe!

  2. December 28, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    My favourite!

    • December 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

      Thanks, Alyssa! It was your idea for my posting the recipe as you always gets raves when you make it!

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