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Spicy Cajun Almonds

Spicy Cajun Almonds

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 cups whole natural almonds

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In container of electric blender, combine all ingredients except egg white and almonds. Blend for 30 seconds, pulsing on and off; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk egg white until opaque and frothy. Add almonds; toss to coat. Add spice mixture; toss gently to coat evenly. Oil, or coat a baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray.
  4. Arrange almonds on baking sheet in single layer. Bake almonds for 20 minutes and then toss gently. Continue to bake 15 minutes longer; toss gently. Turn off oven. Leave almonds in oven with door ajar for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven; cool completely.
  6. Store in airtight container up to two weeks.

Nutritional Info: Calories 205; Fat 17 g; Sat Fat 1.7 g; Mono Fat 11.6 g; Poly Fat 3.8 g; Protein 6 g; Carb 9 g; Fiber 5 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 156 mg; Calcium 98 mg; Potassium 276 mg; Vitamin E 1.9 mg*

Recipe and photo credit: Almond Board of California


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