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honey chai roasted almonds
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Chai and Honey Roasted Almonds

Chai and honey roasted almonds are sweet, savory and filled with fragrant chai spices. This makes a delicious snack or a great holiday gift.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 portions
Calories: 213kcal


  • 2 cups whole almonds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chai spice blend
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scatter the almonds over the paper. Roast almonds for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Be careful not to burn!
  • While almonds are roasting, combine the honey, water and coconut oil in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring frequently.
  • When roasted almonds are ready, toss them in the sauce pan with the honey mixture. Cook, stirring frequently for 5-10 minutes, or until all liquid has absorbed into the almonds.
  • At this point, transfer the almonds to a large bowl containing the sugar, chai spice and sea salt. If at 10 minutes, there is still some liquid, just drain it off while transferring the almonds. Toss to coat.
  • Spread almonds on wax paper or the cooled baking sheet and allow to dry for an hour or so.


Recipe makes 2 cups 
Chai spice blend can be purchased in specialty spice stores (mine is from Silk Road Spices), or made using this recipe here.
Store in an open container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
  • start with raw (un-roasted) almonds, or if you start with roasted almonds, skip the roasting step
  • roast the almonds on a shallow baking pan; baking in a dish can hamper the evaporation of liquids as the almonds roast
  • swap the almonds for your favorite nut! I bet this would work well for pecans, hazelnuts, brazil nuts and more
  • you could also try a blend of your favorite nuts or seeds, but I’d advise roasting them individually as different sizes will roast through at different rates
Swap the chai spice blend for:
  • a pinch of cayenne
  • an equal amount of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chopped rosemary


Serving: 1/4 cup | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 222mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g