Maple Coconut Roasted Almonds

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 flav 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. 🙂

Sweet and delicious roasted almonds with maple syrup and coconut. Perfect for snacking!

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.

Sweet and delicious roasted almonds with maple syrup and coconut. Perfect for snacking!

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

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Maple Coconut Roasted Almonds


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 17 mins
  • Yield: 8

Description

Sweet and delicious roasted almonds with maple syrup and coconut. Perfect for snacking!


Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 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.

Notes

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.

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

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  1. Let’s just say theses ALMOST didn’t even make to the oven!! They make my heart tippy tappy with a song in it. Great flavor combination. Even better with extra coconut. Thank you.

  2. 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!

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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!

  7. 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

    • 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.

  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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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