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Spiced Pumpkin Pie Almonds - Healthy

Here is a very simple recipe for the holidays or anytime of the year.  The spice mix recipe is also listed below.  When making these spice nuts, use the best of ingredients and raw honey.  Raw honey has less sugar than processed honey and recently Natural News wrote on how a large majority of store bought honeys are not really honey at all.

Read: Shock finding: More than 75 percent of all 'honey' sold in grocery stores contains no honey at all, by definition (Updated)

Spiced Pumpkin Pie Almonds - Healthy

Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cups raw almonds
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Sea salt to taste 
Directions:
  1. Place the almonds in a bowl and add in the spices.  Mix well.
  2. Then mix the honey and vanilla together and drizzle over the nuts.  Mix well.
  3. Sprinkle the lot with sea salt and place on a shallow baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.  Bake in a low heat oven of 325 degrees  for 20 minutes.  Stir the nuts half way through cooking.  Enjoy and you can double the recipe because the nuts will go fast.


How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

This spice mixture can be used in your pies, milkshakes or ice cream recipes.  It is a very simple recipe that can be doubled or tripled for later use.  After you have combined everything, place in a tightly sealed jar, not plastic bag.  Glass is the best way to store any spice, herb or condiment.

Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
Put all the above ingredients in a coffee grinder and mix together thoroughly.  The cloves and the nutmeg are best freshly ground.  When adding this to a milkshake, add 1 teaspoon.  For a liter of ice cream mixture double this or add in 2 teaspoons.  You of course can adjust to your particular taste.

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