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Honey roasted almonds

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RECIPE FOR HONEY ROASTED ALMONDS

Source: Recipe from Cooks.com and tips shared by my reader, KY

Ingredients:
2 cups (250g) whole almonds (skins on)
¼ cups sugar (I used 3 tbsp castor sugar)
½ tsp salt (I used ¼ heapful tsp)
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp water
2 tsp almond or vegetable oil (I used olive oil)

Methods:

  1. Spread the almonds in a single layer in a shallow ungreased baking pan and place in a cold oven. Bake at 175°C, stirring occasionally, until the internal colour of nuts is tan (note 1). It takes about 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. Thoroughly mix the sugar and salt. Set aside.
  3. Stir together the honey, water and oil in a medium size pan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  4. Stir in the roasted almonds and continue to cook and stir until all the liquid has been absorbed by the nuts (about 5 minutes).
  5. Immediately transfer to a medium bowl and sprinkle sugar/ salt mixture (in step 2) over and toss. Spread on grease proof paper and cool down completely.
  6. Store in air-tight container.

Notes:

  1. You need to break one almond to see the internal colour. (Wear a pair of hand gloves when doing this step as the nut is very hot). If it is light brown, it is done. If you’re still not sure, give it a bite to test the crunchiness. As the residue heat will continue to cook these almonds even after they are removed from the oven, thus do not over-roast them.
  2. If you prefer plain roasted almonds, you can stop after step 1.
  3. The roasted almonds will tend to stick to each other in the air-tight container due to the sugar coating. To separate them, just hold the container and give it a shake.
  4. Best to consume within 3-4 days for its maximum freshness. Otherwise, the roasted almonds will lose their crunchiness and delicate flavour.

 

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50 Comments

  1. Nuts are a great snack. I always have good engery after a handful of nuts, and these look delicious!

  2. starsapphire says:

    Hi there, thanks for the recipe.
    You could also try eating soaked raw almonds as well. Soaking them overnight unlocks much more of the nutritional benefits of the nut 🙂

    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/benefits-of-soaking-almonds-in-water.html

  3. FoodieAnn says:

    Wow this is plethora of info about almonds…will never look at almonds the same way…

    Awesome pictures as usual…:)
    Cheers,
    Ann

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  5. MaryMoh says:

    Love this post….very informative. Love those honey roasted almonds. It looks very addictive. I’ll definitely over shoot my daily requirement when I start eating 😀

  6. Joanne says:

    You are definitely giving your son the maximum nutrition with these bad boys! Nuts are such amazing superfoods!

  7. I don’t think I can stop snacking on these!

  8. tigerfish says:

    Yep, starsaphhire is right about the soaking. Then make your own almond milk 😉

  9. Esther says:

    It was very interesting to read all about almonds. 🙂 I never knew that they were bad for you too though. I only knew that eating too many would mean too much fat. I know that if I made these though, I would probably eat a whole jar. haha

    • food-4tots says:

      Esther: Glad you like this recipe. As mentiond in this link (http://www.foodfit.com/centers/almond/healthsnack.asp), almonds contain monounsaturated fat which is considered “good” fat for our body. They keep our heart healthy and lower our cholesterol. They also make up all your cell membranes. So if you eat them according to the best way suggested in my post, you will get to enjoy the health benefits provided by almonds. 😉

  10. Little Inbox says:

    This is so healthy, I must consider it as our snack since it has so much of nutrition. 🙂

  11. There looks nice sitting on the paper boat! Interesting!

  12. noobcook says:

    this looks healthy and yummy. what a great snack!

  13. I can’t wait to try it! Looks super!

  14. Alice says:

    Looks so yummy! Even though I am not a big fan of almond but yours really look good….! A great snack for my boy too! 🙂

  15. Super yummy snack! I think I can’t stop eating all of them once I start eating the first one. 🙂

  16. LCOM says:

    Delicious and healthy snack! Love how you served it in colorful paper boats.

  17. mycookinghut says:

    I love nuts and these look like something that I will be so addicted to!!

  18. KY says:

    Hi LK,

    Bet you must have spent many hours to get all those facts and info on almonds for this post. My pleasure to share this recipe with you and the rest. Good food is for sharing, right? Your almonds definitely look tempting… I do agree that these almonds serve as better snack food than others in the shelves. Don’t mind the sugar and salt, though! As usual, your food presentation and photos do not fail my expectation.

    Rgds,
    KY

    • food-4tots says:

      KY: Yeah, the more we share the more we get! Keep on sharing!! Hope you will find the facts and info on almonds helpful to you. Thanks a lot for your wonderful compliment and kind support. 😉

  19. Dora says:

    Nice healthy snack for everyone!

  20. Mika says:

    Oh, I can imagine how good these are…when I start eating nuts I can’t stop, I have to finish them…I always eat them as they are, but I have to try your way, looks delicious…

  21. Imwaytoobusy says:

    Wow, these look delicious! I am a sucker for glazed/flavored nuts. I will have to give these a try!

  22. Very delicious.I am just a lover of almonds.its delicious taste is wonderful.It is so healthy to have almonds in our diet .

  23. Karyn says:

    Hi, Do i need to rinse the almond first? Mine is Raw Almond bought from market.

    And, can you suggest which brand of almond to buy?

    Thank you

  24. Karyn says:

    Thank you :), I am a big fan of you, please share with us more recipe

  25. Shama says:

    Have been searching for this recipe for long….thanx….loved the boxed ones, but want to try fresh homemade ones…..yummmm…

  26. Shirley says:

    Do I have to preheat the oven?

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