Monday, November 28, 2011

Honey Glazed Almonds

I didn't plan it, but looks like I am posting back to back Cooking Light recipes! I love that magazine. It doesn't feel like a healthy cooking magazine. The recipes are always approachable, doable, and look delicious.
Honey Glazed Almonds are not only delicious, but ridiculously fast and easy. I've made several different types of glazed, candied, or spiced nuts in the past, but these were by far the easiest and one of the best. Each nut is coated with sweet, spicy, and smoky flavor. Honey, hands down one of my favorite ingredients, provides the sweet. Chipotle chile powder adds a touch of spiciness, and cumin adds subtle smokiness. You could certainly play around with different spices, but this combination is pretty darn good. A great, healthy option for on the go snacking, these would also make fantastic holiday gifts. You can make a ton of almonds (or nuts of your choosing) for very little money. Package in a cute jar or tin, and voila, a great hostess or co-worker gift!
Honey Glazed Almonds Cooking Light, November 2011 1 1/2 cups raw, unblanched almonds 1 tablespoon sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile powder 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon salt 1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. Place the almonds in a medium nonstick skillet; cook over medium heat for 6 minutes or until lightly toasted, shaking pan frequently. Combine the remaining ingredients in a 2-cup glass measure. Microwave at HIGH for 30 seconds. Add honey mixture to pan, and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Arrange almond mixture on prepared baking sheet in a single layer; let stand 10 minutes. Break apart any clusters.
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  1. I've always wanted to do a special nut recipe but never have..maybe over the Christmas break I will. They look yummy!

  2. I love making my own nuts! I'll have to try this one!


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