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 1/2 cups almonds, dry roasted and unsalted
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 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
Enjoy! You can make this!