Aunty’s Five Spice Roasted Almonds

2 cups raw almonds

2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp.  Aunty’s Five Spice (or to your preference)
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cayenne
3/4 tsp. sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, toss the almonds with the olive oil.  Spread almonds out on a sheet pan in a single layer. (Keep the mixing bowl handy – you will need it again.)  While oven heats, mix the spices, salt, and sugar in a small bowl; set aside.

Bake almonds in a preheated 350-degree oven for 10 minutes.  Remove pan from oven and carefully pour the hot almonds back into the mixing bowl.  Sprinkle spices over the nuts and toss well with a spoon.  Pour the seasoned almonds back onto the sheet pan and return to the oven for 5 minutes.  Remove from oven and let nuts cool completely on pan.  Store cooled nuts in a covered container.