Healthy Snacks: Smoky Baked Almonds

As many of you, I find myself with more time on my hand on weekends during the Covid-19 pandemic. After spending the first few weeks getting settled into a new routine, I am now getting back to a more healthy routine, because no one wants to add the ‘quarantine 15’!

My new weekly quest is to use ingredients that I have in my food pantry and see if I can whip up a healthy meal or a healthy snack.

This I week I decided to play kitchen with almonds. I usually use cashews and peanut butter for all of my healthy snacks, but wanted to change it up. So, I decided to experiment with flavoring and I wanted to get a smoky flavor.

Smoky Baked Almonds

I also like my snacks both spicy and sweet, so I wanted to see if I can successfully create this flavor. First things first.

What you need to create smoky baked almonds

  • 3 cups of raw almonds
  • 2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 2 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or more if you like it more spicy)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (or more if you like it sweeter)

How do you prepare smoky baked almonds

  • mix all ingredients in a bowl
  • let everything sit and soak for about an hour
  • pre-heat oven to 275 F
  • line a baking tray with parchment paper
  • spread almonds in a single layer on baking tray
  • bake for 30 minutes at 275 F
  • take out and let cool for at least 30 minutes

And there you have a healthy snack.

smoky baked almonds in a bowl
smoky baked almonds

Check out my other healthy snack recipes:

Cashew Nut Energy Balls

Non-Bake Brownie Bites

Nutella & Peanut Butter Energy Balls


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