Spicy Citrus Almonds

Good morning! Nothing too exciting about Tuesday except that I’m trying a new yoga class tonight. We’ll see how I like Hatha yoga! I just have to get through the work day first…

When I’m at work, I almost always need a mid-morning and a mid-afternoon snack to get me through the day. I always keep my purse stocked with Cliff Kid Zbars, so I often resort to having those. I quickly realized that I don’t want to be eating those twice a day, and even once a day, they were getting old.

A perfect excuse for creating a new snack in the kitchen!

I’ve never been a huge fan of nuts. I even strongly dislike peanut butter (I know, most of my readers will be shocked that I am a healthy living blogger who does not have a love affair with peanut butter! I think I may actually do a whole post about how much I dislike peanut butter one day!). There is one nut that I’ve found I do like, providing there is enough flavor on them: almonds.

However, finding good spiced almonds in the store can not only be difficult (usually there are only salted ones or flavors that I don’t like), but it can be expensive too. But, if you buy almonds plain and add your own flavor, they are not only incredibly delicious, but also a much cheaper snack!

And they are so easy to make!

Just preheat your oven and mix together all of the ingredients, except the almonds, in a mixing bowl.

Then add the almonds and toss them until they are well coated with the mixture.

Transfer them to a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

Let them cool for 30 minutes.

And enjoy!

Spicy Citrus Almonds

*This only makes a cup of almonds, so you may want to double it!

Adapted from Dinners Dishes and Desserts


  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1.5 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne


  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Mix together everything but the almonds in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the almonds and toss to coat all of the almonds with the mixture.
  4. Transfer the coated almonds to a greased baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Let cool for 30 minutes and enjoy!
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9 Responses to Spicy Citrus Almonds

  1. HLB, no PB addiction…does not compute.
    They sound delicious though. I was addiced to the wasabi ones from Blue Diamond for a while until I ate so many I got sick of them…totally down to try a new combination!

  2. these look delicious! and so easy to make!
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  3. oh my gosh, these look great! 🙂
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  4. these look awesome! I love love almonds….. can’t totally can’t believe you don’t like peanut butter?! haha 🙂
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  5. I love all nuts–plain, lightly salted, covered in toffee AND spiced! I like that this recipe has the sweet/salty/sour (lime juice!) trifecta going on. 🙂

    I definitely know what you mean about growing tired of bars; I used to eat up to three each day while I was in college. I hit the saturation point when I OD’d during my internship with Luna Bar. It took me a few years to enjoy nutrition bars again!
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  6. These look great! Glad that you liked them!

  7. I am definitely making these. I have a huge bag of almonds in the pantry. I am getting tired of them plain but don’t want to put any sugar into my snacks. You have a little bit of honey but all of the other ingredients with that look so enticing. Can’t wait to make them and have a different snack alternative. In our house…three peanut butter lovers…and one who can’t STAND the smell of it!

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