Last week, I enjoyed another amazing meal at Café My House, a local gem of a restaurant that I love. If you live in Ottawa or ever plan on visiting Ottawa, GO TO THIS RESTAURANT. You will not be sorry. They specialize in plant-based, gluten-free fare but if you don’t follow a vegan or gluten-free diet, you will still love it. I have brought meat/wheat-loving friends to this restaurant and Café My House will forever have fans in them. It’s THAT good.
Before each meal, the server brings out an amuse-bouche. During this particular visit, it was “holiday-spiced almonds.” Sadly (or happily?) I inhaled them so fast, I didn’t have time to savour and try to figure out what those holiday spices were, exactly. There was a lot going on, lots of flavours dancing around, but I seriously do not remember much about them. Just that they were really good.
So this recipe for Maple Spiced Almonds was inspired by that amuse-bouche.
The spice mixes for these almonds are limitless. You can go salty and sweet, sweet and spicy, smoky and sweet, just salty, just sweet…whatever you feel like. You can even go try a different nut other than almonds.
My Maple Spiced Almonds recipe has a lot less going on in the spice combo department than the almonds from Café My House, but they’re still delicious. Next time I visit, I’ll be sure to take the time to savour!
If you like this recipe, you may also like these:
- Vegan Maple Doughnuts
- Maple Caramel Sauce
- Maple Granola Clusters
- Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pancakes
- Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes