Gingerbread Spiced Almonds
Need an idea for a last minute holiday gift? Look no further than this gingerbread spiced almonds recipe! Make a big batch and give it out in pretty jars.
Well, this is pretty much it! My last recipe post before Christmas. I can’t believe it’s finally here!
I hope you have all your ducks in a row, and are ready to just kick back and enjoy. But if there are still a few people left on your list, I’ve got a great last-minute gift idea for you today.
Gingerbread spiced almonds!
These taste just like a gingerbread cookie, and they’re super-simple to make. Just a few minutes of active time, and you’ve got yourself a huge batch that can be divided up, portioned out, and packaged to give as gifts.
It’s the kind of thing that everyone will love!
Just put the nuts in a big bowl and toss them together with all the things that make gingerbread taste so warm and familiar and comforting. Molasses, cinnamon, ginger of course… Then spread them out on a baking sheet and cook them low and slow, until they’re crisp and light and have absorbed all of that holiday flavor.
I’m giving mine in little mason jars, but you could also put them in cello bags. Tie them up with a cute gift tag and a pretty ribbon. Done!
Hope you and your loved ones enjoy this recipe idea! Happy holidays!
Gingerbread Spiced Almonds
- 6 cups (858 g) whole almonds
- 2 large egg whites
- 1/3 cup (73.33 g) light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup (84.25 ml) molasses
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons (1.5 teaspoons) ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon (0.25 teaspoon) ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon (0.25 teaspoon) kosher salt
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat.
- Place all the recipe ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, and bake for 90 minutes, stirring every half hour.
- Cool completely, then transfer to mason jars or cello bags.
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These flavors are perfection!
Thank you so much!
I am loving the gingerbread flavor here. You really knocked it out of the park with these almonds and the photos! i hope you had an amazing holiday!
So much yes. Spiced nuts are one of my favorite parts of the holiday season, and these look AMAZING. I can only imagine how good the whole house would smell after a batch of these!
Mine too Karly! I always make sure to put some out for our guests. And yes, the aromas were intoxicating! Thanks so much for the sweet comment and I hope you’re enjoying the holidays so far!
Such a great idea!!! I’m definitely making these but I’m not so sure I’ll be able to give them away. Happy Holidays, Allie!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Kellie! Hope your holidays are fun and relaxing. Thank you so much! xo
Oh my! These sound so delish and perfect for gifting!
Yay! So happy you like them Tori! I haven’t been able to stop nibbling on them for the last week. Hope you have a great holiday season!