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Spiced Almonds

September 5, 2011 | Appetizers, Popular, Snacks

Looking for something quick to make to put out for guests to nibble on? Here’s your answer: spiced almonds. You can whip up a batch up these in 5 minutes, and best of all, just store the rest in the freezer. When guests show up unexpectedly, simply zap the frozen nuts for a bit to warm them up and release their aromas.I used a moderate amount of cayenne pepper in my spiced almonds and they have a bit of heat, but not too much (for my tastes). Experiment with your own to find the right level to make you happy!

Spiced Almonds
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 20
  • 2 tablespoons canola or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups whole almonds
  1. Heat oil and spices in a small saucepan just until hot and fragrant. Add nuts, stirring constantly, until all nuts are coated and nuts are heated through. Let cool before serving.



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  1. I printed the recipe right away to try. We love nuts at our house. Great pictures! Thanks Michelle. See you Saturday again.


  2. These look fantastic. I have a big can of cashews that my husband just loves, I might just have to try this recipe with them.


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