Gluten-Free Grill Nuts Snack Winter Holidays

Red Eye Maple Roasted Almonds

By Chris Capell

Chris Capell’s twist on roasted almonds with a sweet and spicy twist is perfect for gift giving or having out for guests!


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  • 2 lbs raw almonds
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp coarse kosher salt
  • 3 Tbsp Dizzy Pig Red Eye Express
  • 2 Tbsp maple sugar


  1. Preheat smoker/grill for indirect cooking at approximately 300-325°F.
  2. Add smoking wood and wait for smoke to burn cleanly. Smoke should be blueish and smell clean.
  3. Pour almonds in large dry bowl.
  4. Whisk water and egg whites until foamy.
  5. Mix together dry ingredients, and whisk approximately half into foamed egg whites.
  6. Dump over almonds in bowl and toss until coated well.
  7. Add remaining dry ingredients to almonds and toss well.
  8. Spread in even layer (in batches) on pan. I found a pizza screen in a pan works best, but also had decent luck with parchment paper on a pan.
  9. Cook for approximately 30-40 minutes until nuts are golden brown.
  10. Remove and cool before handling.