Chocolate Chai Roasted Almonds

Ingredients

  • 3 cups raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, optional
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • a few pinches of mineral salt

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large mixing bowl, add almonds, maple syrup, vanilla and spices, mix well to coat. On a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly oiled, spread almonds, syrup and all, in a single layer, it’s ok if they’re touching each other. Bake on center rake for 20 – 22 minutes, shuffling the almonds around once after 10 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with mineral salt and let cool to harden. They may clump together a bit while cooling but will easily come apart.

Store in air tight container for up to a month.

Enjoy often!

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