Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ginger and Honey Roasted Almonds

Ginger and Honey Roasted Almonds recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Ginger and honey give an awesome twist to the classic burnt sugar almonds that I usually make this time of year. These are so much healthier with loads less sugar and they turned out even more delicious than the sugared ones everyone loves. These disappeared ridiculously fast!

Ginger and Honey Roasted Almonds
recipe adapted from Purple Foodie
(printable recipe)

2 cups raw almonds
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon coconut oil (or another flavorless and odorless oil)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place the nuts on a large baking sheet in a single layer. Toast in the oven until nuts are fragrant, approximately 15 minutes. While the nuts are roasting, combine the sugar, salt and ginger in a small bowl and set aside.

In a medium saucepan, over high heat, combine the honey, water and oil and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and add the almonds when they are done in the oven. Cook, stirring every so often, until all the liquid has evaporated and the honey has thoroughly coated the almonds. This should take less than 5 minutes. The almonds should be shiny at this point.

Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the coated almonds, about a tablespoon at a time. Stir well between each addition. Once all of the sugar is combined with the nuts, toss to combine thoroughly. Spread the warm almonds in a single layer on top of parchment paper or a silpat mat to cool. Use a couple of forks or your fingers to separate the still warm almonds if they clump together while they are cooling.

Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

18 comments:

  1. What a delicious snack, I love ginger! have a nice weekend, hello from Rome!

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  2. You should know that I am a ginger addict. Want.

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  3. I love roasted nuts, it's really amazing how much more flavor they have. I agree, these are so much more appetizing than the sticky sweet ones.

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  4. Oooh.. I love this flavor combination! The perfect little holiday snack.. and they would make a great gift too!

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  5. Love all the flavours in this... It is very new to me, even the sugared almonds. I'd love to try these...

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  6. Love this idea - im having people over at the weekend - Im going to give these a try - perfect!
    Mary x

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  7. Yummy! By the way you typed "giner" instead of "ginger" in the recipe. haha

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  8. I love burnt sugar almonds! And since I love them so much, I will just have to give these a try. Thanks Mary!

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  9. Thanks, Mallory! It's fixed now.

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  10. oh, my! what a terrific twist for the toasted almonds--honey and ginger--no wonder they disappeared so fast.

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  11. Mmmmm....I love the addition of ginger! So delish!

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  12. Everything is better with ginger added. These look terrific!

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  13. I love almonds and this recipe would make them taste even better. Great snack idea.

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  14. These must smell out of this world when baking!

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  15. I got so addicted to these things last year. I like adding a little cayenne to mine to give it a kick to offset the sweet.

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  16. That sounds fabulous, Chris. I'm going to try a spicy variety next.

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  17. We made these today, and they are very good.

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