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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