Fall is the air. Can you feel it? I certainly can, as evidenced by my kitchen. The other day I found myself cooking up all sorts of fall-inspired dishes, including these Pumpkin Pie-Spiced Almonds (from CleanEatingChelsea.com), which are incredibly easy and so addictive.
Pumpkin Pie Spiced Almonds
Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: ~5 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1-1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp. agave nectar or maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Directions: Start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. While the oven is preheating, pour 1 cup almonds into a large mixing bowl. Add your cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt — toss to coat. Drizzle the agave and vanilla extract on the almonds and stir until all almonds are coated with the spices and sweetener. Spray a foil lined cookie sheet with cooking spray and spread the almonds on the sheet in a single layer. Cook for 15-20 minutes, flipping once, until almonds are roasted. Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.