Do you want a super simple snack that crunchy, satisfying and tastes great?  Then you’ve got to try my roasted almonds.  With only four simple ingredients, you can whip these up in no time – and they store well, too.

This recipe starts with raw almonds.  If you love another nut like pecans, pistachios or peanuts, feel free to substitute.  Almonds  are jam-packed with protein and good-for-you unsaturated fat, as well as vitamin E, and magnesium.  At about 160 calories for an ounce – 23 almonds, portioning them out is smart.

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If you can, it’s alway better to flavor nuts yourself.  For these nuts, I am making them pop with a hint of sweet and spicy flavor.  For this I am using Garam Masala, a combination of coriander, black pepper, cumin, cardamom and cinnamon.  So the bases are loaded with lots of medicinal properties rolled into one!

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Simply, toss with a hint of agave nectar, garam masala spice and course sea salt. (I love pink Himalayan sea salt!).

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Just toss, roast and eat.  It’s that that simple.  In no time you have a nourishing crunchy snack that you can eat right from the oven or store in air tight container for later.

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds

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Ingredients

1 cup raw almonds

1 tablespoon agave nectar

1 teaspoon garam masala spice

1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt or any coarse salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a medium mixing bowl, toss almonds with agave nectar, garam masala and salt.   Coat well.

Spread onto a cookie sheet and roast to 10 minutes; check and return to oven for 5 more minutes.  Remove when just starting to brown.  Be careful as they can burn, if left in even a minute too long.  Allow to cool for a few minutes and enjoy or store in an airtight container for 3 days or pop in the fridge for a week.

Enjoy eating simply,

-Vicki