Pumpkin Chai Spiced Almonds

Tailgating means fun, face paint and food, but that food can be a real foul on your health. On game day, you don’t want to have to think about eating healthy, so think about it now! Preparing now means you get nutritious delicious food later without stress or regrets.

Healthy snacking can be quick, easy, and pumpkin flavored. Pumpkin is the flavor of the season and who doesn’t crave a little taste of Fall while outside in the crisp air and gorgeous leaves?

Nuts are one of the best snack foods. They are super satisfying, filling and they taste especially awesome when coated in pumpkin chai spices. Instead of a deep fried something or a greasy whatever, why not try some of these nutritious ideas:

  • hummus and veggies
  • deviled eggs filled with guacamole
  • edamame
  • fresh or freeze dried fruit with yogurt
  • Pumpkin Chai Spiced Almonds!

My friends at Nuts.com have a bunch of snacks ideas to share too!

Healthy Tailgating

Touchdown Snacks

If you’re ready to give healthy snacking a go, here’s my gift to you: crunchy, pumpkin spiced almonds and a kitchen that smells like Fall!

Pumpkin Chai Almonds

Pumpkin Chai Spiced Almonds


1 Tbsp avocado oil

2 Tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp allspice

1/4 tsp ground cardamom

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp ground ginger

pinch of salt

1 cup raw almonds


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small mixing bowl combine the oil, maple syrup, vanilla, spices and salt. Add the almonds and coat with the mixture.

Spread the almonds out on the baking sheet and place in the oven for 7 minutes. Stir and return to the oven for another 3-5 minutes.

Allow to cool before serving your lucky, hungry friends!


Other nuts can be substituted for the almonds and sugar can sub for the maple syrup if you don’t have it on hand

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