Monday, January 28, 2013

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds

One of my biggest cravings during the Daniel fast is sweets. I miss them. I need them. I have dreams about them.  Well I found a crave satisfying treat. Who doesn't love a bit of salty, sweet and spicy? No one I know!! These have a nice blend of all three. If you find you'd like a bit more spicy or salty just adjust the recipe to suit your tastes.

Honey Cayenne Sweet and Spicy (Daniel fast approved) Roasted Almonds:
adapted from Lemons and Anchovies

2 1/2 cups of raw almonds
1/3 cup honey
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt (really any salt will do)

Preheat oven to 325. Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper.
Melt the honey in a skillet over medium heat. Add cayenne and the almonds and stir until nuts are well coated.
Spread the almonds on baking sheet in single layer and bake for about 10 minutes.
** this next step is super important. I waited too long to remove the almonds from the wax paper and ended up picking very small pieces of paper off some of the almonds**
Remove the wax paper and toss the almonds with the salt. Spread almonds back out on bare sheet pan and allow to cool completely.
Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy! Store in air tight container.

Here's wishing you a Happy Monday! I hope today finds your home filled with warmth, love, laughter and a bit of sweet!


  1. are we allowed to have honey?
    all this time i thought we couldn't...
    i've just been diving into a piece of fruit every time the sweet-tooth gets me :/

    1. HC added honey to the list of allowed foods this year. As always, it's your decision as to what guidelines you follow.