Fall is here and it makes me want to cook. As the temps get cooler, I want to warm up the house homemade soup and with the warm smells of cinnamon. Some of my favorite flavors are spotlighted in fall – apples, butternut squash, and none other than pumpkin. It’s without a doubt the time of year when people go pumpkin spice crazy.
If you love pumpkin spice or are looking for a reason to love it, try these pumpkin spice almonds! They are a delicious salty sweet snack, full of pumpkin spice flavor, and easy to make at home with just a few ingredients. You can make a large batch and keep them fresh in an air tight container for weeks.
If you’ve ever made sugared nuts before, this is the same basic method only adding in pumpkin spice. You coat the almonds in a mixture of whipped egg white and water along with your spices and some sugar, and then just bake them. It really couldn’t be easier! Give them a try!
Pumpkin Spice Almonds
- 5-6 cups of whole almonds (I use oven roasted*, unsalted)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 egg whites
- 2 Tablespoons water
Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
*If your almonds are unroasted, roast them for 20 minutes prior to completing the remaining steps.
In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites and water until frothy. Put the almonds in a large bowl and pour the egg white mixture over the almonds. Add the sugar and spices to the almond mixture and stir until the almonds are well coated.
Spread the almonds out on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring once. The almonds will appear wet but will harden upon standing. Allow to cool and break up any large pieces. Store in an air tight container.