Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds

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Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds

There’s always a bowl of nuts that no one eats at a party. So when I decided to make these for my birthday party I wasn’t sure whether anyone would eat them. I felt I needed a token bowl of nuts at my buffet though and so I got to work cooking these delicious almonds.

At first I was going to cook the almonds with spices on. It’s an idea I’ve been thinking about since I made my roasted pecans and cashew nut recipes. I thought they would be more appealing as a sweet and spicy dish. Everyone loves the sugar coated almonds at a wedding so why not sugar coat mine. To my surprise, they were very well received and everyone enjoyed them.

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds


  • Bowl with a lid
  • Teaspoon
  • Tablespoon
  • Small saucepan
  • Baking tray
  • Grease proof paper


  • Almonds x 200g
  • Coconut oil x 1 tbsp
  • Maple syrup x 1tbsp
  • Salt x 1 tsp
  • Cayenne pepper x 1 – 2 tsp


  • Soak the nuts in a bowl of water for 3 – 4 hours or preferably overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 120°C or gas mark 1/2.
  • Line the baking tray with grease proof paper.
  • Drain the excess water from the nuts.
  • Tip the nuts on the baking tray.
  • Melt the coconut oil in a pan if not liquid already.
  • Pour over the nuts and add the maple syrup too.
  • Sprinkle over the salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Put into the oven for 3 – 4 hours or until they turn golden brown.
  • Once cooked, remove and leave to cool completely.
  • Serve or store in an airtight container for later.
Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds were so yummy and a great addition to our party buffet. People were really impressed with the taste and flavour of these roasted nuts. If no one ate them I would have been able to freeze them. All of the ingredients in this recipe are freezable so you can make them in batches and remove them from the freezer when you need them. However you decided to eat these roasted nuts, as always, please enjoy.

Do you love sugar coated almonds and have you ever had a different flavour? Let me know in the comments below and please don’t forget to like and follow me. Thank you. xxx