Germans love to bake, especially around Christmas. I wanted to provide you with an abundance of recipes so that you do not just have to nibble on that one cookie whilst everyone else enjoys 3 – 4. These recipes are a bit different from my usual blog posts. Shorter, with no educational parts, but a section to give you hints and tips so that they all turn out perfect. One photoshoot, 8 recipes over the next two weeks. Enjoy! 🤗
Ah – the smell of burnt-sugar almonds when you are walking across a Christmas market… 🥰. There is rarely anything better out there and something I think a lot Germans struggle to walk past at 😉. I love this time of the year and as much as these past weeks may have tested my limit on what is possible – I am so happy with the outcome, this shoot, and the accompanying recipes.
I have been making a similar version of this recipe for a few years as my husband loves nuts in any way, shape or form. Sometimes, I try to make something a bit more “special” for him, rather than having “pure nuts”. For this version, I added coconut sugar to the previous recipe which gave it a bit more crunch and that burnt-sugar feel. The spices enhance the flavor of these, which overall makes this recipe super delicious 💫.
Tips for Baking these Burnt-Sugar Almonds
Honestly – this recipe is so easy there is very little that can go wrong… simply follow the steps in the recipe and ENJOY!! 🤩
These burnt-sugar almonds are gluten-free and refined sugar-free, as well as vegan. Please do not forget to tag me in your creations under @life_and_lemons_foodblog and with the #lifeandlemonsfoodblog. You can also leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you and it fills my heart with so much joy when you are letting me know that you are enjoying the recipes!!
Burnt-Sugar AlmondsCourse: CookiesCuisine: Gluten-free baking, veganDifficulty: Easy
These crunchy, sweet burnt-sugar almonds will fill your house with the most amazing smell and your mouth with pure delight!
1.5 cups (200 gr.) almonds
1.5 tbsp coconut sugar
2 tbsp maple syrup
¾ tsp cinnamon powder
½ tsp ginger
Dash of clove
- Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit)
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly. Transfer to an oven-proof dish and bake for 10 minutes. Mix the almonds once through and bake for a further 7 – 8 minutes. Take out and let cool. The almonds will crisp up. ENJOY!!