Chai Spiced Roasted Almonds

I really enjoyed my spicy cocoa roasted almonds a few weeks ago.  They were a great, relatively healthy chocolatey snack… Better than the other chocolate alternatives around the house!

So, I stocked up on a bunch of almonds again this week to make another batch of roasted almonds.  This time around, I wasn’t in the mood for the cocoa almonds (hard to believe I wasn’t in the mood for chocolate… I know!), so I decided to use some of the chai spice blend that I have on hand. If it seems like I’ve been putting that in everything lately, it’s true… I’m loving it!

I loved how the almonds turned out… I’m thinking that I will probably make some of these (as well as the cocoa almonds) for the Food Blogger Bake Sale.  I think they’ll be a big hit, and a nice alternative to all of the cookies and cupcakes (not that there’s anything wrong with cookies and cupcakes!).  They make a cute gift, too!

Chai Spiced Roasted Almonds

  • 3 cups whole almonds
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • Few drops of water
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chai spice mix (or half cinnamon, half ginger would work)
  • Pinch salt

Preheat the oven to 300°F.  Line a baking sheet with a silicon mat or parchment paper and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg white, vanilla bean paste, and water until frothy.  In a separate bowl, combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, chai spice mix, and salt.

Add the almonds to the whisked egg mixture and stir to evenly coat all of the almonds.  Add the sugar and spice mixture, and toss until all of the almonds are covered.

Spread the almonds out on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes, stirring twice. Spread the almonds out on waxed paper or parchment paper to cool completely.  Store in an airtight container.

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20 Responses to Chai Spiced Roasted Almonds
  1. Jessica @ How Sweet
    March 1, 2010 | 8:30 am

    LOVE this idea! So different from the regular almonds!

  2. Wendy (The Local Cook)
    March 1, 2010 | 8:30 am

    Those sound and look DELICIOUS!

  3. 5 Star Foodie
    March 1, 2010 | 10:26 am

    I simply must make this for my family! It would be their new favorite snack!

  4. Eliana
    March 1, 2010 | 11:01 am

    What a fun treat. These would make a fantastic gift too.

  5. ben
    March 1, 2010 | 12:57 pm

    How is Chai pronounced? Is it like Hi, but with ‘ch’ in front? Or is it more like ‘Hey’, but with ‘ch’ in front?

    • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction
      March 1, 2010 | 1:01 pm

      Ben – I have always pronounced it like the word “hi” with “ch” in front… but I am not an expert on pronunciation!

  6. Baking is my Zen
    March 1, 2010 | 1:11 pm

    You’ve sure kicked it up a notch!

  7. The Purple Foodie
    March 1, 2010 | 2:05 pm

    I love the idea of chai spiced nuts! I can snack on these goodies indefinitely

  8. jenn
    March 1, 2010 | 2:25 pm

    Perfect little afternoon snack. I like the added flavor with tht spices. Mmmm… Makes the nuts more interesting than plain ones.

  9. Blaine from Silicone Bakeware said…
    March 1, 2010 | 4:21 pm

    Our kids love to make this treat. It is really simple to put together and easy for everyone to participate. We also have found that you can change up the receipt with pecans and walnuts. Sprinkle some of each on a Silpat Baking Mat and they are done before you know it and the clean up is easy…

  10. Jessie
    March 1, 2010 | 4:40 pm

    mmmmm these chai spiced almonds sound really good

  11. Cookie
    March 1, 2010 | 5:17 pm

    I randomly bought a bottle of chai spice and had no idea what to do with it. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. carolyn
    March 1, 2010 | 5:59 pm

    these sound terrific! i love chai spice. i’ve never looked for vanilla bean paste. where can i find?

  13. Teanna
    March 1, 2010 | 6:13 pm

    What an awesome idea! I love Chai Spice ANYTHING and I would eat these right up!

  14. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction
    March 1, 2010 | 6:33 pm

    Carolyn – I buy my vanilla bean paste at Williams-Sonoma

  15. Fuji Mama
    March 1, 2010 | 7:26 pm

    Aaaah, you’ve reminded me that I have yet to do anything with that HUGE bag of almonds I bought in December! MUST MAKE THESE.

  16. bridget {bake at 350}
    March 2, 2010 | 9:22 am

    I think I’ll be buying almonds at the grocery store today! ;)

  17. Jan (Family Bites)
    March 2, 2010 | 9:33 am

    I love Chai anything, so these sound perfect to me. And I triple love that you use vanilla bean paste – yum!

  18. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite
    March 2, 2010 | 2:50 pm

    Oooh – I have been waiting for the recipe since you tweeted about these. They look like a great snack!

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