Honey & Mustard Roasted Almonds . . . when you’re feeling like a nut!

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Life can be and is so many things . . . even a bit nutty!  At least, a little at times.  When life seems to get a little crazy, a bit confused, a tad out of control, downright wrong . . . one can’t help but feel a “some kinda” nuts!  Right?  I am not alone . . . in this feeling.  From one nutty girl to another nutty person, this is normal and fleeting.  Trust me . . . feeling nutty passes because it always does.  Unless . . . oh no, you are really nuts.  I’m NOT . . . but what is a girl to do in a nutty moment?  Duh . . . eat nuts, of course!  Well, that is my remedy for today.  A simple remedy for a temporary state of being.

Now it’s into the kitchen with a bag of raw almonds.  WAIT . . . If I’m feeling a little crazy & wild, it’s time to turn those raw and bland almonds into a more explosive and expressive form of themselves.  A transformation from raw to something a bit more savory, salty, sweeter and a lot more crunchy.

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So let me ask you, “Are you, too, feeling a little bit nutty?”  Whether your answer is “yes” or “no”, these Honey & Mustard Roasted Almonds are a handful of nutty goodness.  And a handful of goodness whether nutty or not is still goodness!  Let’s start roasting up a batch of almonds, shall we?

Honey & Mustard Roasted Almonds 

makes 1 1/2 cups

1 1/2 cups raw almonds

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons ground yellow mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoons coarse sea salt

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients.  Toss almonds until all are evenly coated.

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Spread almonds in a single layer on baking tray and bake for 10 minutes until fragrant, stirring once about halfway through cooking time.  Keep a close eye on nuts to ensure they do not burn.

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Remove from oven.  Toss around and loosen.  Allow to cool completely before eating.  Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

To enjoying a crazy, beautiful life that might just be a bit “nuts” at times . . . one Honey & Mustard Roasted Almond at a time!  Hugs, M.

2 thoughts on “Honey & Mustard Roasted Almonds . . . when you’re feeling like a nut!

  1. Great Nutty idea! I am ready to go a bit “Nutty” and enjoy this recipe. Thanks for another healthy and tasty snack.

  2. Hooray!! I love your recipe, your nutty blog and you! I can’t wait to try these but fear that similar to your delectable maple walnuts, I may not be able to wait until ‘completely cool before eating’ X

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