Spiced Spanish Almonds

Spiced Spanish Almonds

Salty, sweet and laced with smokeā€”the perfect kind of almond for a party. If any remain the next day, savor them over a salad topped with sliced ripe pears and shaved Manchego cheese.

Nutirion Profile: Gluten Free Diet Heart Healthy High Fiber Low Calorie Low Carb Low Cholesterol Low Sat Fat Low Sodium

Serves Prep Time Total Time
12 10 min 1 hr 30 min



  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 pound (abo Marcona or raw whole almonds, (see Tip)

Cooking Instruction

Step 1

Preheat oven to 275°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

Step 2

Whisk brown sugar, cumin, paprika, thyme, salt and cayenne in a large bowl. Whisk egg white and water in a medium bowl until foamy. Add almonds and stir to coat; pour through a sieve to drain off excess egg white. Transfer the almonds to the bowl of spices; stir well to coat. Spread evenly on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 3

Bake the almonds for 30 minutes. Stir, reduce the oven temperature to 200° and bake until the almonds are dry and golden, about 30 minutes more. Let cool before serving, about 20 minutes.


  • Serving: Per serving
  • Calories: 245
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fat: 19g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Potassium: 5mg
  • Sodium: 99mg
  • Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 4 fat
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2