Recipe: Sweet and spicy almonds

Photo: Almonds scattered out of a bowl.

Sweet and spicy almonds.

Almonds are a great on-the-go snack that contain tons of healthy fats and a good amount of fibre and protein.

Nuts have also been linked to decreased abdominal fat storage.

Now you can enjoy them with a kick of metabolism-boosting spice and a satisfying sweet taste all at once!


  • 2 1/2 cups unblanched almonds
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. Spread almonds on a rimmed baking sheet; toast until just beginning to brown, about 10 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine sugar, salt, cinnamon and cayenne pepper.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook honey and water with olive oil, stirring until combined, about 1 minute.
  5. Add almonds to the honey mixture; toss to thoroughly coat each almond.
  6. Transfer nuts to the sugar mixture; toss to coat almonds thoroughly. Cool in a single layer.

Serves: 12

Nutrition content per serving:

  • 195 calories
  • 11g carbohydrate
  • 3.5g fibre
  • 6g protein
  • 15g total fat
  • 1g saturated fat
  • 291mg sodium

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