As you may or may not know, I love drinking chai tea lattes. I just love the taste, smell and warming qualities of chai spices. So, today I wanted to make a snack using spices found in chai. What better way then by making . . .
Honey Roasted Chai Almonds
so simple to make . . . adapted from Joy the Baker
1 1/2 cups roasted almonds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cardamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp coarse sea salt
a few grinds of fresh cracked pepper (depends on how spicy you like your nuts)
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 400F/200C
Mix everything in a bowl until thoroughly coated.
Empty almonds onto a parchment lined baking tray and toast for about 8 minutes.
Remove almonds from oven to cool, they will begin to harden quickly so do not leave on hot baking tray too long.
Store almonds in a glass container for up to two weeks . . . but come on, they won’t even last that long once you start eating!
In a nutshell, chai spices truly deliver a huge dose of goodness! And here are some health benefits of chai spices that might surprise you into having a bit more chai!
*Reduces Cancer Risks
cardamon, cinnamon and ginger contain antioxidants and phytochemicals with cancer-preventive properties
cinnamon and ginger balance hormones and alleviate pain
To celebrating chai spices . . . one honey roasted almond at a time! Hugs, M.