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Go Nuts on National Almond Day

Posted at 12:30 PM, Feb 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-16 12:30:54-05

RICHMOND, Va – Shayne Rogers is in the kitchen with a Shaynefully delicious recipe for sweet and spicy almonds, pecans and walnuts. She showed Greg and Jessica how to customize your flavor and take your nuts to the next level.

Sweet & Spicy Almonds
 1 c raw almonds
1 T olive oil
2T honey or maple syrup
½ t salt
1t spices of your choice.  Cumin, cayenne (to taste), cinnamon, ground rosemary, curry, smoked paprika.  Use what you like.  With almonds I like a dash of cayenne and lots of cinnamon.

 Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Mix together nuts, olive oil, sweetener and salt.  I like to use a large bowl and toss the nuts for 2-3 minutes.  Add you choice of spices and mix until the nuts are evenly covered.  Spread on a lined baking sheet, making sure to get the nuts in an even layer, roast for 12-15 minutes.  When you start to smell the nuts they should come out of the oven. Stir the almonds and break up any large clumps.  You can store them in a sealed container for about a week. Enjoy!​