Maple Coconut Roasted Almonds

by on April 5, 2013

Happy Friday friends! I have a super simple, extra delicious recipe to share today, but first I wanted to give you all a little update on my wedding planning. It’s been awhile, no?

Well, we have about 10 weeks until the wedding, 72 days to be exact. All the BIG stuff is done, but I feel like there’s still a ton up in air — some of which can’t be done right now, but other stuff that can. Not going to lie, it’s a little overwhelming. Just this week, we did get a few important details taken care of:

  • Picked out the ties for the groom and his men. They’re coral (guava) to match to girl’s dresses.
  • Met with the musician that’s going to be playing during our ceremony and cocktail hour.
  • Booked flights for our honeymoon!!!!
  • Booked a mani/pedi appointment for the Friday before the wedding.
  • Our invitations came in! They’re adorable and I can’t wait to put them in the mail.
I’m also still going strong with my wedding-ready workout routine. My next check-in (weight and measurements) with my personal trainer will be next Wednesday and I’m excited to see what sort of progress I’ve made! I can’t believe it’s almost been a month since my last check-in. Crazy!

Okay so on to the recipe I wanted to share… it involves almonds, one of my favorite portable snacks. Most of the time I buy whole raw almonds for snacking plain or adding to homemade trail mixes, but other times I crave something with more robust flave and I get roasted almonds.

Recently I saw that my local health food store had coconut roasted almonds and I knew I needed them in my life. Instead of buying them, I decided to make my own — that way I would have a recipe to share with you all. Always thinking about you guys. :)

Maple Coconut Almonds

These babies are good! They’re sweet but not too sweet and the toasted coconut pairs perfectly with the maple syrup and nuttiness of the almonds. I’ve been eating at least a handful a day. I can’t get enough of them.

Fun nutritional facts about almonds: they provide a dose of healthy fat, protein and fiber and are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant.

Maple Coconut Roasted Almonds

Just as an aside, how cool is the blue jar the almonds are in? It’s actually one of the newly released Ball Heritage Collection pint jars. The color is similar to that of the vintage blue jars I’m collecting for the centerpieces at our reception, but a little brighter. Since they don’t match perfectly, I probably won’t us them for the wedding, but I love them for kitchen storage.

Maple Coconut Roasted Almonds

Maple Coconut Roasted Almonds
 
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If you’ve ever roasted your nuts and seeds at home, you’ll know the process is super simple and takes only minutes. Just remember, you do have to keep an eye on them, as they can burn rather quickly.
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut (look in the organic section for this)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°.
  2. In a medium size bowl, mix together almonds, maple syrup, shredded coconut, vanilla extract and sea salt. Toss until almonds are well coated.
  3. Spread almonds out in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (or a baking stone) and bake for 10-12 minutes, stirring once half way through the process.
  4. Remove from oven and cool for at least 60 minutes. Store in an air-tight container.

What’s your favorite nut to snack on? Have you ever roasted your own?

{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Patricia April 5, 2013 at 7:02 am

Good Morning Brittany, these look so yummy!! Great portable snack for on the go!! Especially my between snacks!!! Thank you! The jars are so cute!! Love the vintage and even the thought of making cute centerpieces is adorable!! Would you share your centerpiece idea for the tables? Would love to see!! Have a great day!!

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Liz @ iheartvegetables April 5, 2013 at 7:20 am

OMG Brittany, those sound super freaking delicious! I can’t wait to try these!!!

Also, I can’t wait for it to warm up so we can go running again! Where is spring?!

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Brittany Mullins April 10, 2013 at 6:45 pm

It’s here! Yay. :)

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Samara April 5, 2013 at 8:17 am

Brittany — could you use Sogave maple-flavored syrup, or does it need to be pure maple syrup? Wasn’t sure if one would burn or not, but since I have the Sogave already at home I figured I’d ask! Thanks :)

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Brittany Mullins April 10, 2013 at 6:46 pm

hmm.. I’ve never cooked with Sogave so I’m not sure. Let me know if you try it!

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Deb @ Dietitian Debbie Dishes April 5, 2013 at 8:48 am

These look amazing! I love buying almonds raw and roasting them myself! (I just recently realized how ridiculously easy it is!) Coconut roasted? Yes, please!

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots April 5, 2013 at 9:57 am

Where did you get those mason jars from? I got engaged last weekend and one of my wedding colors is going to be tiffany blue and I want to involve mason jars preferably those blue ones! I can’t believe how quickly your wedding is approaching!! I hope you share your invites on the blog

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Brittany Mullins April 10, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Ahhhh, first off CONGRATS! That’s so exciting!!

One of my wedding colors is Tiffany Blue too. The other is coral. :) I’ve been collecting the vintage blue mason jars but you can buy the pint size (the size I used here) on the Ball website. I haven’t seen them in stores yet.

I’ll share my invites once they’ve been sent out.

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Becky @ Olives n Wine April 5, 2013 at 11:05 am

This recipe sounds amazing – I never would have thought to combine maple and coconut with almonds! I’ll definitely add these to my snack list the next time I am traveling :)

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Hillary {Nutrition Nut on the Run} April 5, 2013 at 11:37 am

yummm, girl. love this recipe!

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Brittany Mullins April 10, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Thanks lady! I hope you are doing well. :)

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Emily K. @ Leaf Parade April 5, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Hey Brittany — these look great! Do you have any suggestions for what I might be able to use in place of the maple syrup to make these babies sugar-free? Thanks!
-Emily K.

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crissy April 5, 2013 at 3:58 pm

I love the mix of sea salt and maple syrup…they will satisfy both my sweet tooth and salty cravings! My favorite snack lately has been crispy baked chickpeas!

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Beth @ Tasty Yummies April 5, 2013 at 5:58 pm

These are amazing, I make something similar with pecans. Though lately I have been making spicy lime chile toasted cashews that have been hitting the spot. I keep meaning to share the recipe, but then I eat them all up before I get to photo them :)

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Brittany Mullins April 10, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Oh man, spicy lime chile cashews sound amazing. I hope you’ll share the recipe soon!

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Court Star @ StarSystemz April 5, 2013 at 7:47 pm

I never knew how easy it was to roast nuts until now :) I am excited to try this out! I am obsessed with spicy almonds (yumm) Happy everything is coming along for your wedding! I just planned mine last year and it was one of the best experiences I ever had it really makes everything in life seem like a breeze! Have a great weekend :) LOVE + SHINE COURTSTAR

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Brittany Mullins April 10, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Thanks lady! The planning is definitely fun, but a little stressful at times. I’m just trying to enjoy it! :)

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char eats greens April 6, 2013 at 8:32 am

Wow, so simple and yes, look mighty delicious!! Glad all the big wedding stuff is outta the way. That has to be a huge relief!!

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Rebecca King April 7, 2013 at 8:01 am

wow, amazing. Can’t wait to try it. Love the spicy lime chili idea Beth.

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Nicole @ Fruit n Fitness April 8, 2013 at 12:08 am

These sound great! They would be great on their own, in a granola or made into nut butter :)

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Brittany Mullins April 8, 2013 at 10:59 am

I was thinking the same thing about the nut butter. Good minds think alike. :)

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Tara | Treble in the Kitchen April 9, 2013 at 8:21 am

Brittany, my fiance and I just hit the 3 month mark on Friday…so I totally get the pressure you are feeling!! There are so many things to do and the feeling of not being able to do them all right now is just crazy to me!! Good luck with your final plans and I can’t wait to see how everything turns out :)

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Brittany Mullins April 10, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Ahh… so fun!! What’s your date again?

Good luck with your final plans as well. :)

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Tara | Treble in the Kitchen April 11, 2013 at 7:35 am

Thanks, Brittany! My date is July 5 :)

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Dina April 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

i love snacks that i can bring to work! this one looks great.

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Carissa April 9, 2013 at 3:57 pm

I made these over the weekend & am in love! It’s the perfect snack, full of crunch, salty, & sweetness. Mmmmmm!

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Brittany Mullins April 10, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Woo-hoo! So glad you like them.

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Mindy April 9, 2013 at 10:15 pm

I am in LOVE with these… and so easy to make! Thanks so much for posting!

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Erika @ balancedspoon.com April 10, 2013 at 11:45 am

I will be making these. And I would also like one of those blue/teal Ball jars… prettttty!

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Ashli @ The Sweat Revolution April 10, 2013 at 2:52 pm

These look too good! I know what I’m making this weekend :) Hopefully I don’t eat the whole jar in one sitting haha!

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Tamara Komuniecki April 11, 2013 at 2:41 am

Hi Brittany,

I hope it’s okay I am commenting here with a link to my online store. I have been finding people who love these blue jars as much as I do, and who might have Canadian readers, to let them know I have just listed them in my online store this evening! I am based in Canada and am one of only two stores here who carry these jars. Sometimes we Canadians miss out of the cool things you guys get down there in the US! It wasn’t cheap in terms of shipping and duties to bring them across the border and those fees have to be reflected in the price, but as a special jar for canners and crafters alike, I think it’s well worth it. They are even more beautiful in person!
Thank you so much! Great blog…I will be back to get more recipes!

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Stephanie April 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm

I love the blue mason jar! So pretty.

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