Five spice powder is a spice blend made up of cinnamon, star anise, anise seed, ginger and cloves. The sweet and fragrant spices pair deliciously with almonds. Bonus: roasting nuts with the spice mix will make your kitchen smell amazing.
Maple Roasted Almonds Recipe with Chinese 5 Spice
2 cups whole natural almonds (not roasted)
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
Dash cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet (15- x 10-inch) with foil. Coat foil lightly with cooking spray.
Place almonds in a small bowl. Drizzle with maple syrup; stir to coat. Sprinkle with Chinese five spice powder, cayenne pepper and salt; mix well.
Spread mixture in a single layer in prepared baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes, stir. Bake 10 to 15 minutes more or until almonds are toasted and glazed, stirring every 5 minutes.
Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.
Makes 2 cups
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