Here’s a quick and easy recipe for roasted almonds as you would get them at Christmas markets or the Oktoberfest. For this recipe, you’ll neither need patience nor refined sugar (of which, to be honest, I usually don’t have much anyway). Maple syrup is substituted for granulated sugar in this case and makes you enjoy this delicious festive snack in less than five minutes. Instead of cinnamon or vanilla, which are typically used for roasted almonds, you could also season them with cardamom, chili or your favorite spices.
These maple roasted almonds are sweet, crunchy and so addicting. They make a delicious snack in the winter and a great hostess or last-minute Christmas gift. For more edible gift ideas, check out this blog post.
These maple roasted almonds are sweet, crunchy and so addicting. They make a delicious snack in the winter and a great hostess gift.
- 1 1/2 cups almonds (200 g)
- 1 tsp cinnamon or gingerbread spice (s. notes)
- a pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (35 g)
Toast almonds in a pan on a medium heat, stirring occasionally until it smells like roasted almonds.
Add cinnamon and salt and toss pan to distribute evenly.
Add maple syrup and stir immediately. Keep stirring until the mixture is sticky and no longer runny.
Spread (very hot) almonds onto a baking sheet using a spatula and let cool completely. Then break almonds apart and enjoy right away or keep in a mason jar or something similar.
- It's important to keep an eye on the pan and stir constantly as almonds and syrup tend to burn quickly.
- Get the gingerbread spice recipe here.
- Instead of cinnamon or gingerbread spice, you could also use vanilla, cardamom or even chili.
I hope you love this recipe – please let me know in the comment section below! If you make these maple roasted almonds, make sure to take a photo and share it on my Facebook page or on Instagram, using the hashtag #minamadefood. Oh and don’t forget to tag me (@thisisminamade) so that I can see your creations!