RECIPE :: Sweet & Spicy Almonds

Dec 4, 2016Recipes


I love almonds, because I think that they are one of the healthiest and tastiest nuts in the world! Almonds have a high amount of monounsaturated “heart healthy” fat. They are also high in fibre and protein, making them a great snack that fills you up and keep you satisfied until your next meal. You can read more about the health benefits of almonds here.

Snacking on plain almonds is good, but how about adding a bit of a kick to them with this Sweet & Spicy Almonds Recipe? These also make great holiday gifts, and this recipe was featured on my TV segment on Daytime York Region!

Ready to get started? See the recipe after the images below!

RECIPE :: Sweet & Spicy Almonds

2 Tbsp oil
6 cups almonds
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cumin
1/2  tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp sesame seeds


For Gifts (optional)  
clear bags
cardstock cut into tags
single hole punch

parchment paper


  1. Preheat oven to 300 F.
  2. Heat oil and almonds in large sauté pan on high for 1 minute, stirring often. Then reduce to low heat and continue to stir for 6-7 minutes.
  3. Add honey, spices, salt, and sesame seeds. Coat evenly.
  4. Spread on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake in oven for 10-15 minutes, until honey is dry.
  5. Allow nuts to completely cool before serving/packaging. Lasts about 2 weeks in an airtight container.

Makes 20 servings (about 1/3 cup each)

Nutrition Information (per 1/3 cup serving)
Calories 82 kcal | Fat 6 g | Monounsaturated Fat 4 g | Protein 2 g | Carbohydrate 7 g | Fibre 1 g | Potassium 78 mg | Magnesium 27 mg | Calcium 40 mg

 Recipe adapted from Epicurious

Instructions for Gifts

Clear Bags

  1. Place Sweet & Spicy Almonds into clear bags.
  2. Cut cardstock into tags. Punch a hole in one end.
  3. Tie ribbon around bag with tag.


  1. Arrange parchment paper in the bottom of tin.
  2. Place Sweet & Salty Almonds on top.

Watch my segment from Daytime York Region on Rogers TV

Remember, there are many ways that you can package them up for the holidays (in nice tins, a bag, etc)! Or eat them straight off the parchment paper like I do…. 😀
Disclaimer: The following was a paid partnership with Almond Board of California. Paid partnerships help keep running.  All opinions are genuine.

Meet Michelle

Welcome, I'm Michelle! I'm a TV and digital media registered dietitian and Asian cuisine content creator based out of Hamilton, ON Canada!


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