Look no further than these Spicy Pumpkin Spice Almonds for fall - coated in pumpkin spice seasoning, brown sugar and a hint of spice with cayenne pepper.
If you are a pumpkin spice nut like me, then you will go nuts for these 🙂 Whether you just want to snack, munch on a game time treat or need a hostess gift, today's recipe needs to go on your must make list. These are super easy to make and taste great. I have to warn you though, they are also super addicting so you might want to make a double batch!
As I mentioned in my last post (Overnight Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal), I've been thinking about recipes for fall that are pumpkin-ish. I love when it gets a bit cooler and start to do more baking. There is just something about being cozy in the house, putzing around and relaxing.
A big plus to making these, is that your house will smell amazing. Oh ya, no lie! In fact, the DIY Guy came in from outside and was drawn to what I was doing. He loves to be my taste tester and I'm happy to share. Once these cooled, we sampled these candied nuts that are perfectly roasted and nicely crisped.
While I used almonds, you could also use pecans or a mix of both. And to kick these up a notch, I added just a touch of cayenne pepper. It just provides a nice bit of spice to contrast the brown sugar coating. A taste explosion in your mouth!
Remember too these would make a great hostess gift for the holidays. Package them in some small canning jars or small bags tied with ribbon. Sure to be a pleasant surprise! Another easy recipe I have made that would be a great hostess gift, are these Rosemary Spiced Italian Mixed Nuts.
Let's get started with these ingredients!
- 2 ½ cups almonds, dry roasted and unsalted
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon water
- ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees
- In a medium bowl froth the egg white and water with a fork
- Add in the brown sugar, pumpkin spice and cayenne pepper and mix well
- Add almonds and stir to coat well
- Spread on a cookie sheet (with rims)
- Lightly sprinkle some salt on top
- Bake for 30 minutes
- Remove from oven and place nuts on parchment paper to cool
- Break up as necessary
- Store in an airtight container when nuts have completely cooled
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 387Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 450mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 6gSugar: 13gProtein: 13g
Nutritional information provided is computer-generated and only an estimate. You may want to do your own research with the ingredients listed if you have concerns about health or specific diets.
Enjoy! You can make this!