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Zesty Maple Almonds


These sweet and slightly spicy Zesty Maple-Almonds are tossed with a flavorsome maple glaze. They can do double duty as an “anytime” snack or snappy appetizer when company is coming.

Makes 10 to 12 servings



12 ounces raw or roasted almonds
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons tamari
1 teaspoon Jazzy Sazón (Recipe below)



Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper. Spread the almonds and an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, checking frequently, or until the almonds are golden brown around the edges.


Carefully transfer the almonds to a large bowl. (Caution the almonds will be very, very hot!) Add the maple syrup, tamari, and chili powder and toss with a large spoon until the almonds are well coated. Transfer the almonds back to the parchment lined baking sheet and allow them to cool for 30 minutes. Serve warm, or cover tightly and refrigerate. Stored in a tightly covered container, in the refrigerator, the almonds will keep for 3 to 4 days.


Jazzy Sazón

Makes 2 ¾ tablespoons

2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Put all of the ingredients in a small bowl and stir to thoroughly combine. Pour into a small jar, cover tightly, and store in a dark, dry place.