These almonds have a spicy smoky flavor all done with the perfect concoction of spices right in your oven! No smoker need. Grab a handful for the perfect snack, or make them for your next get together and watch them disappear!
Did you think when I mentioned Spicy Smoked Almonds that you’d need to be the proud owner of one of those fancy smokers? Nope! You’ll get that smoked flavor right in your very own oven! How cool is that?!
In February, we celebrate not only “Almond Day” (2/16), but also National Snacking Month and American Heart Month! Healthy Heart Snacking with Almonds for the win!
Snacking on nuts is not only a simple and quick fix for when hunger strikes, but it’s also beneficial to your body, too!
Snacking that’s encouraged? YES! Tell me more!
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Are Almonds good for me?
Oh, my, YES! You can get a lot of nutrition from one ounce of almonds.
They are an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamin E and magnesium and provide 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. Almonds are an excellent source of calcium, potassium, phosphorus and iron, too.
Almonds are naturally gluten free, and cholesterol free. They are full of that “good” unsaturated fat.
Recent research shows that crunching on 1.5 ounces of almonds daily curbs hunger without increasing calorie intake or body weight.
Let’s get to snacking with this recipe for Spicy Smoked Almonds! I wasn’t sure what to name them, and calling them “smoked” gives the notion that they are made in a smoker, but the smoke of these almonds comes from a concoction of spices.
What do I need to make Spicy Smoked Almonds in my oven?
- sugar and Kosher salt
- white pepper, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika
- chili powder, garlic powder, cumin
- Tobasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce
*Find the full printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
Using a Spanish style smoked paprika and white pepper gives the smokey flavor, while the spice comes from chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, and Tobasco sauce.
Make an egg wash by whisking together a little water and egg white.
Add in spices, whisk to combine.
Mix in 1 pound of almonds until coated.
Spread into an even layer on a cookie sheet and bake to dry.
The outcome? These smoky spicy coated almonds, just begging to be snacked on.
A Spicy Valentine Gift Idea with these Spicy Smoked Almonds
Here’s a fun idea for another February celebration! Make up some cute tags, put these tasty almonds in little bags and share them with someone who spices up YOUR life!
Keeping the healthy in “Heart Day.”
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Time to mix up a batch of these Spicy Smoked Almonds! Let’s heat up the oven and spicy up our healthy snacking!
- 1 pound almonds
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 Tablespoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon Spanish style smoked paprika
- 1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin seed
- 1 egg white
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 3 dashes Tobasco sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Yield:16 ounces (1 pound)
Serving Size:2 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 353mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 6g