How to Roast Almonds
- 1 pound whole raw almonds
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
- Spread almonds on two 9 x 13 inch baking dishes
- Bake at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, until a nutty aroma wafts out of the oven
- Remove almonds from oven and cool for 20 minutes
- Toss with olive oil and salt
I’ve been roasting a lot of almonds lately. They taste much better purchased raw and roasted fresh at home (rather than purchasing them already roasted). My husband loves it when I make fresh roasted almonds. And that’s a good thing because almonds are a superfood. This ultra-nutritious nut is high in antioxidants and full of beneficial fats that raise good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol. Studies have shown that almonds curb hunger. I think they taste delicious and keep a little jar of roasted almonds in my car for when I get a snack attack on the road. Just a few do the trick.
If you love whole almonds for snacking, you may also want to try blanched almond flour (not almond meal). Honeyville makes incredible almond flour, and has my Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe on the back of their bag! Honeyville almond flour is wonderful because it is finely ground and yields fantastic baked goods. I bake with almond flour often, as it is tasty, easy to use, and full of good fat! I wrote the book on almond flour in 2008, called The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. It has easy paleo recipes for everything from birthday cake to chicken fingers, and I think you’ll love it!
If you are looking for healthy low-carb recipes, check out all of my recipes that use almond flour, as well as my Keto Diet Recipes page. Here are some of my easy paleo recipes that use almonds or almond flour:
Patty McKenny says
I roasted almonds, but sprayed them with advocado spray and salted them before roasting. They turned out hard and I don’t know if it is because of the spray or the fact that the almonds were kind of old. I keep my almonds in the freezer. Thank you.
Thanks for the great recipe :-))
A few questions if I may:
1. How much of the nutrients are lost in this heating process?
2. How many almonds do you recommend to consume on a daily basis without getting the cyanide poisoning? Raw or roasted?
3. Is the strength of the cyanide reduced when the almond is roasted?
I APPRECIATE ALL YOU DO FOR ALL OF US :-))
Sandi, I’m using sweet almonds, rather than bitter here so I don’t worry about the cyanide levels :-)
Thank you so much for this recipe! I wanted to eat more nuts, but was having trouble finding ones i liked. These are delicious and so easy to make!
Anna, thanks for letting me know you are enjoying this recipe :-)
I stirred the raw almonds with 1 tsp of ghee and 3/4 tsp salt, then baked them as described. Even yummier!