Almonds make such a great snack – I can eat them all day long and never tire of them. My favorite kind of almonds are those roasted with something sweet or spicy. It can be honey, cinnamon, brown sugar, cayenne or anything of the like and I am happy to grab a handful to enjoy while reading.
What I never see though are almonds roasted with maple syrup. Why not I thought? So I took it upon myself to try it out. Because the syrup is high in sugar and in a liquid form, I made sure to line my baking sheet well in addition to using a baking sheet that had sides. We don’t want burnt almonds nor do we want a ruined baking sheet if things don’t work out, right? Luckily for me, the first try was a successful one. The almonds were super fragrant and had a light hint of sweet maple syrup. It was exactly what I was hoping for.
- 2 cups almonds
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet (one with sides) with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a bowl, mix together the almonds, butter and maple syrup. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and spread out into a single layer. Sprinkle with salt.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes stirring once after 15 minutes. Allow the almonds to cool completely on the baking sheet.