Meatless Monday: Nektar Naturals Honey + Sea Salt Roasted Almonds


Every once in a while, I like me some honey.  Whether it be in some tea or on toast, I enjoy the natural added sweetness of raw honey.  What I dislike about honey and anything else sticky for that matter including maple syrup (shhhh don’t tell the Upstate, NY maple trees) is the stickiness.  

Honestly, I despise messes and anything sticky and have for as long as I can remember.  Maybe it stems from my days as a waitress during the breakfast shift where everything was always covered in syrupy stickiness?! I have no idea.  

Anyway, thankfully a company called Nektar Naturals has solved my messy sticky dilemma and created honey crystals.  Yes, I said honey crystals.  Picture the convenience of cane sugar but in the form of honey or honey without all the sticky mess and are naturally gluten free and non GMO! 

Nektar Naturals Honey + Sea Salt Roasted Almonds

Nektar Honey Crystals are perfect in hot tea, sprinkled in cold cereal, in your morning oats and even in yogurt.  They offer a delicious crunchy glaze which is why I thought they’d be the perfect way to add some natural honey sweetness to roasted almonds without all the gooey mess! 

Easy Honey and Sea Salt Roasted Almonds Recipe {Less than 25 minutes, Meatless Monday, Nektar Naturals, Gluten Free, Healthy Snack, Football Snack, Honey Crystals}

Seriously, these roasted almonds are so easy to make that all you have to do is preheat the oven, mix together the almonds with some Nektar Honey Crystals, coconut oil, sea salt then put them on a baking pan with some parchment paper, bake and viola….you have some incredibly tasty roasted almonds. 

Honey and Sea Salt Roasted Almonds Recipe {Meatless Monday, Nektar Naturals, Gluten Free, Healthy Snack, Football Snack, Honey Crystals}

Honey and Sea Salt Roasted Almonds Recipe {Meatless Monday, Nektar Naturals, Gluten Free, Healthy Snack, Football Snack, Honey Crystals}

While I toyed with the idea of adding some spice, I decided to keep it simple and just sticky with sweet and salty to satisfy any kind of craving. 

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They’d also make a perfect snack for when you’re sitting around watching some Monday Night Football and need something to munch on, don’t ya think?! 

Honey and Sea Salt Roasted Almonds Recipe {Meatless Monday, Nektar Naturals, Gluten Free, Healthy Snack, Football Snack, Honey Crystals}

Honey and Sea Salt Roasted Almonds Recipe {Meatless Monday, Nektar Naturals, Gluten Free, Healthy Snack, Football Snack, Honey Crystals}

Regardless of how you decide to devour them, they the perfect combination of a little bit of salty with a little bit of sweet and easy to make without a whole lot of mess! 

HONEY + SEA SALT ROASTED ALMONDS


RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 1 9 oz bag of raw almonds, skin on
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 2-3 tbsp Nektar Honey Crystals 
  • 1/2 tbsp sea salt 

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 375. 
  2. In a medium bowl, combine almonds, coconut oil, honey crystals and sea salt. 
  3. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. 
  4. Spread almonds evenly over parchment paper. 
  5. Place in oven and bake for approximately 10 minutes, checking to make sure they don’t burn.
  6. Remove and let cool. 
  7. Mix almonds with extra honey crystals if desired.  
  8. Serve and enjoy!

These crunchy little Nektar Honey Crystals are available in both the new easy-pour bottle and on-the-go single serve packets.  The easy-pour bottle is available only at Walmart! 

You can learn more about Nektar Naturals on their website and connect with them on both Instagram and Twitter

Make sure to linkup with myself and Running On Happy to share your meatless recipes! 

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This post is linked up with Tina Muir and Confessions of a Mother Runner for Meatless Monday.

 


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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42 Comments

Michelle
Reply September 7, 2015

I love roasted almonds! Honey crystals sound so interesting!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 7, 2015

    They are a great way to enjoy honey on the go and without the mess!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply September 7, 2015

Honey almonds are one of those things that I can't be around too often, as I would eat them all. These look amazing and I like the addition of a little bit of salt.
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 7, 2015

    Oh I had to make a small batch or they'd be all gone! :P

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply September 7, 2015

I've been curious about these crystals and how "honey" like they are. I have a weird relationship with honey, but I'm so intrigued by these!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 7, 2015

    They are like little morsels of honey if that makes any sense? haha

Tina Muir
Reply September 7, 2015

This sounds incredible! I literally would NOT be able to stop eating them!!! I love that the nektar honey is cleaner than regular honey, you are right, it does seem to get everywhere! YUM!
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    Reply September 7, 2015

    They are quite addicting! And yea, the nektar honey is just so much easier to use!!! I am a big fan!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply September 7, 2015

I love roasted nuts and need to start experimenting with my own flavors some more to control the salt and sugar. Love this!
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    Reply September 7, 2015

    It is an easy recipe to make at home and doesn't take too long!

Ivanna
Reply September 7, 2015

These sound really amazing!

    aelicatese
    Reply September 7, 2015

    Thanks! :)

Farrah
Reply September 7, 2015

Ahh, this is such a great idea! I tried making kettle corn with mine, hehehe. :D!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 7, 2015

    Oh that is a brilliant idea too!!!

Debbie
Reply September 7, 2015

I usually eat my almonds raw, but these would be delicious to toss in a salad. I love the sweet and salty combo.

    aelicatese
    Reply September 7, 2015

    Oh yes, I didn't even think of that!

jill conyers
Reply September 7, 2015

Having these in my house could be dangerous. She laughs at just one serving LOL
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    Reply September 7, 2015

    Haha, there is no such thing as just one serving! ;)

Cassandra @ Powered By BLING
Reply September 7, 2015

These look amazing! They would perfect for football tailgate munchies or a party snack. They would make a wonderful crunch on salads too!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 7, 2015

    I plan on making them again for something to much on during football and maybe adding a little spice!!!

Rachel
Reply September 7, 2015

GENIUS! Honey crystals!!!! These look like tasty little morsels. Can't wait to try this!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 7, 2015

    They are so good!!!

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply September 7, 2015

oh these look addicting! I wonder how hard it will be to find those crystals? I would love to make a batch to put in our girls weekend gift bags for next weekend!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 7, 2015

    Apparently you can find them at Walmart but if not, just liquefy some honey, pour it over, add the salt and roast the almonds that way :)

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply September 7, 2015

Sounds like a fantastic snack to me!

    aelicatese
    Reply September 7, 2015

    They are so yummy!

rachel @ Athletic Avocado
Reply September 7, 2015

im all about the sweet and salty combo! These are the perfect snack!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 8, 2015

    They really are! :)

GiGi Eats
Reply September 7, 2015

If I could eat nuts, I would go crazy on these... And um, Eat more calories that a family of 10 needs in a week? LOL!

    aelicatese
    Reply September 8, 2015

    Haha uh me too!

Lucie Palka
Reply September 7, 2015

Those look yummy. I always like sweet & salty snacks together. I love the idea of honey crystals too! I will have to look out for nektar.
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    Reply September 8, 2015

    Nektar is such a genius idea! I absolutely love the crystals!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply September 8, 2015

I DESPISE stickiness, too! If my bare feet make feel anything sticky on the kitchen floor....BLECH. Hehe. But these almonds look tasty ;). Love the salty sweet!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 8, 2015

    I am totally with you- I FREAK out if there is anything sticky on my floor, haha!

Ilka@Ilkasblog
Reply September 8, 2015

These look too delicious not to try them! Love it:)
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 8, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Mary Ellen @ VNutrition
Reply September 8, 2015

This sounds tasty! I love almond snacks and they definitely would be a great addition to watching football!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 9, 2015

    They really are! Perfect and satisfying to munch on!

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply September 8, 2015

This look amazing. I love roasted nuts and I love the idea on no stickiness!! I do love honey and maple syrup but love the idea of these!

    aelicatese
    Reply September 9, 2015

    It is just so much easier when there isn't a sticky mess to clean up!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply September 9, 2015

So making these for my Super Bowl party! YUM!
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Cayanne Marcus
Reply September 17, 2015

Wow Annmarie these look absolutely delicious! I'm a sucker for snacking on almonds, especially the sweet kind :)
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