Sunday, December 30, 2012

Spiced Nuts

I'm back! Sorry for the little break without notice, I was just feeling lazy and wanted to enjoy some time off with the baby. Next week I'll be back full swing...I hope. I have another week off of work, so we'll see.

I don't normally post on Sunday, but I thought this would be a quick easy thing to make for all of you who are going to be celebrating New Years  with a bang! Or perhaps doing something more exciting then staying at home and watching tv.

So here is it, the easiest best spiced nut recipe and you can thank Aubry at Beauty and Truth for this gem


2 egg whites
2 tbs water
5 cups raw whole almonds
4 tbs white sugar
6 tbs brown sugar
3 tbs ground cinnamon
1 tbs ground nutmeg (I bought this at Sprouts - they have a herb and spices section where you take as much or as little as you want of the spices that you want, so I bought exactly what I needed, much cheaper route to go. Don't be fooled, they are no located with the other bulk items, looks to one of the outside walls, ours is near the juice)
1 tbs ground cloves
1 tsp salt
What to Do:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 250 degrees, and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2: In a small bowl, lightly beat egg whites and water until frothy bubbles appear

Step 3: In another small bowl, mix dry ingredients, minus the almonds

Step 4: In a large bowl place the raw almonds

Step 5: Combine almonds and egg mixture in a large bowl, ensure that all almonds have been covered

Step 6: Add the spice mixture to the almonds and eggs. Makes sure the spice distribute (this seems like such an enginnering word to use) evenly.

Step 7: Spread almonds evenly onto your cookie sheet from step 1. I used two cookie sheets.

Step 8: Bake almonds for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes or so to keep from burning, even roasting is the ultimate goal. I think mine ended up taking more like an hour and 20 minutes. Once done let them cool for about 15 minutes. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

I ended up doing about a recipe and a half, so this is what it looked like with both cookie sheets combined to one.

Note: Don't eat hot, they don't taste as good as they have not had time to harden and make that crunchy aspect that makes spiced nuts so yummy. ( I cannot eat almonds, but was told this by Mr.)

Now go out and find your local Sprouts, buy what you need, and go at it! I found this recipe and make it the next day, so you can too, it's definitely a crowd pleaser and everyone enjoyed it.

See you tomorrow!

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