If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly looking for ways to healthify pumpkiny delicious fall recipes. Not only am I a little workout fiend, I also usually feel like absolute crap when I eat too much sugar (and yet I was cursed with the most intense sweet tooth I’ve ever witnessed in my life).
Thus, when I happened upon a suggestion for pumpkin spiced almonds, I was all over it. Pumpkiny? Check. Sweet and salty? Check. Healthy snack? Check. BOOM. That was all it took to convince me - I was at the grocery store the next day buying all the ingredients.
It’s pretty simple, too - you basically throw everything into a bowl, mix, and then throw into a pan and bake. Easy as pie, and healthier than one. Give it a shot, friends - you’ll love this healthy way to get your autumn sweets fix!
- 2 cups raw almonds (no salt, flavoring, nada)
- 4 tbsp maple syrup (you can use agave syrup, but come on. Maple is much more fall-ish AND more delicious.)
- 1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- A dash of sugar or Stevia
Basically, toss all of those nomtastic ingredients into a bowl, mix, and spread out on a greased pan. Heat your oven to 325 degrees and bake the almonds for 15-17 minutes. It helps if you take a spatula and stir them around about halfway through. Pull them out, let them cool, and enjoy. (And don’t say I never gave you anything.)