Sweet, but not too sweet, these mirin & maple roasted almonds are a welcome addition to the recipe collection!
Roasted almonds make for a great snack anytime of day. You can easily stash them away and take along with you when you need a little something to snack on. They’re super easy to put together, and once prepped will be done in 30 minutes.
The idea for the mirin & maple glaze came about from my Mirin & Maple Tempeh Stir Fry. I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out as this was something unusual for me but they came out great! It’s simple flavors with sweetness from the mirin and maple, warmth from the cinnamon and chipotle, and a tad bit salty.
And did you know, almonds are the most alkalizing nut?
- They’re balancing, nourishing and contain high levels of potassium and vitamin E.
- Just 9 almonds contain all the vitamin E you need for one day.
There’s no reason to not have a batch of roasted almonds on hand when they’re so easy to make. Gather your ingredients and let’s getting roasting!
How To Make Mirin & Maple Roasted Almonds
At the bottom of a medium mixing bowl, add the mirin, pure maple syrup, cinnamon, chipotle and salt, and mix. Add 3 cups of raw almonds and toss well to coat.
Recommended Mirin: Not all mirins are the same, stick with brands that are brewed traditionally and do not contain additives like corn syrup or use artificially produced koji enzymes. I recommend purchasing mirin from brands like Eden or Oshsawa for organic mirin. These brands use quality ingredients, and I’ve used both in my kitchen.
Layer on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer and roast in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes. Be sure to keep an eye on them after 18 minutes, so they don’t overcook and burn.
Lastly, remove the almonds from the oven, let cool and harden.
And then you have beautifully glazed roasted almonds that taste wonderful, will please your senses and satisfy your hunger. Be ready, these will be slightly addicting!
These mirin & maple roasted almonds are good things in little packages and make for great gift ideas too!
More Roasted Nut Snack Ideas
If you try this easy roasted almonds recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.
MIRIN & MAPLE ROASTED ALMONDS
An wonderful combination of sweetness with a hint of heat. These make for a perfect snack any time of day.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 20 min
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 24 servings, about 2 tablespoons per serving
- Category: Snack
- Cuisine: Vegan
- 3 cups raw almonds (about 1 lb.)
- 3 tablespoons mirin
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon chipotle powder (or cayenne)
- generous pinch or two mineral salt
- 1 heaping tablespoon sesame seeds (black and/or white)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the mirin, maple syrup, cinnamon, chipotle powder and salt, mix well. Add the almonds to the mirin mixture and toss to coat. Add in sesame seeds and combine.
On a large rimmed baking sheet, lined with parchment paper or silpat, spread almonds in an even layer. You may even like to sprinkle a little salt on top of the almonds for a little extra saltiness!
Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, stirring once. Keep an eye on them after 18 minutes, so they don’t overcook and burn.
Remove from oven, let cool and to harden.
I recommend sourcing the best mirin you can get. Read the ingredient label and choose ones that are brewed traditionally and do not contain additives like corn syrup or use artificially produced koji enzymes. A good mirin will run you around $10 dollars and is worth the little extra compared to cheaper brands that use additives. You can also use it in the other recipes that call for mirin as mentioned in the first paragraph. It’s great to use in marinades and stir fry’s. You can use it to glaze your pie crusts and pastries too, giving them a beautiful shiny finish. It may also be used in making desserts such as poached fruit and puddings.
I went a little easy on the spices so adjust to your preference. If you like a little more heat, add a tad bit more chipotle powder. I find these to be great without any spice as well, simply having the mirin, maple and salt as flavoring.