Learn how to make Oven Roasted Almonds at home! It's a simple, healthy way to have toasted almonds on hand for baking, snacking, or as a crunchy salad topper. Learn to how to roast almonds in bulk and store them in your freezer so you've got them on hand whenever you like.
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Hey there, my name is Katie and I looooooove Oven Roasted Almonds. Love, love, love 'em.
First of all, they're an excellent snack. I keep a big bag of roasted almonds in my freezer and a smaller one in my office (I refer to this as my "nut sack" which my inner 12-year-old boy thinks is hilarious) so I can grab a handful of nuts if I'm feeling peckish.
I also love throwing a handful of toasted almonds into a salad or meal bowl (related: How to Make a Meal Bowl Without a Recipe), adding some chopped almonds to a bowl of overnight oats for breakfast, or adding them to my Dark Chocolate Bark for a sweet treat. Oven roasted almonds also make the most amazing homemade Vanilla Almond Butter there ever was.
Is there anything that roasted almonds can't do?!
Why you should roast your own nuts:
I know you can buy almonds that have already been roasted at the store, but here is why you should consider making your own at home:
1) You know exactly what's in them. As far as I'm concerned, roasted almonds should have just one ingredient: almonds! When you make your own at home, you can ensure just that.
2) They're much less expensive. My mom used to buy big bags of roasted almonds from the bulk food store until she realized the price difference between raw and roasted almonds. For that price, I'll roast my own, thank you very much.
3) They're fresh. Who knows how long ago those store-bought roasted nuts were roasted?! When you roast your own at home, you know exactly how long they've been kicking around for.
Are roasted almonds and toasted almonds the same?
Well, yes and no.
Technically, roasting is cooking something with dry heat, like in the oven. Toasting is turning something brown by applying heat.
So if your oven roasted almonds also turn a bit brown, then you've technically made both roasted and toasted almonds.
However, you can also toast almonds in a dry skillet on the stove top - which is how I usually do it if I'm making a small batch.
You can also roast (or toast) your almonds using an Air Fryer if you have one. Check out this Air Fryer Roasted Almonds recipe from Cook It Real Good to learn how.
What's in this recipe?
Just one ingredient, my friends. Drumroll please.....
- Almonds --> I feel like that might have been obvious?
Pick up a big pack of raw almonds from your local bulk food store, or order them online!
Nothing fancy here, just a nice big sheet pan (or a couple of sheet pans, depending on how many almonds you're going to roast - I usually do around two pounds at a time).
How to make roasted almonds:
This is super easy, my friends! Let me talk you through it step-by-step.
Step 1: Pre-heat your oven to 350°F / 180°C.
Step 2: Spread your almonds out on a sheet pan or two. It doesn't matter if they're a bit crowded.
Step 3: Place the pan into the oven.
Step 4: Roast the almonds for 15-20 minutes, depending on how deeply roasted you want them. Give the almonds a stir once or twice while they're roasting, and watch them carefully towards the end to ensure they don't burn.
Step 5: Remove the roasted almonds from the oven, and allow to cool.
Step 6: Use as desired.
How to know your nuts are roasted
It can be a bit tricky to know when your nuts are ready for two reasons. First, because almonds are already brown, it's hard to notice them going from one shade of brown to another.
Second, because when the nuts first come out of the oven they won't be as crunchy as once they have cooled.
I find the best way to know if your roasted almonds are ready is to follow your nose. If they're starting to smell roasted and nutty and wonderful, chances are they're ready.
How to store roasted almonds
I like to make a big batch of oven roasted almonds when I'm doing it, and then I store them in the freezer. I recommend these reusable silicon freezer bags for storing roasted nuts in the freezer.
Roasted nuts will stay fresh for up to three months in the freezer, and they're ready to use right out of the bag.
Alternatively you can store them in a glass jar, or other air-tight container, for up to one month at room temperature.
Other recipes you might enjoy:
Homemade Vanilla Extract
Instant Pot Apple Butter
Oven Roasted Almonds
- Sheet pans
- 1 pound raw almonds
- Preheat your oven to 350°F / 180°C
- Spread out almonds on a large sheet pan, or two sheet pans depending on how many almonds you are roasting at once.
- Place the pan into the oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, depending on how deeply roasted you would like your almonds. Stir once or twice while the almonds are roasting.
- Remove the almonds from the oven, and allow to cool completely.
- Transfer the roasted almonds to a freezer bag or glass jars for storage.
- Nutrition values are an estimate only
Please do NOT roast almonds above 125°c, if you want to avoid acrylamide (which is a known carcinogen, look it up if you don't believe me). I just want everyone to know about it, because it could help reduce cancer cases.
alice k mynett
I've been roasting my own almonds like this since I received that same advice from your Mom, years ago ... perhaps you were also there at that time. Thank you for reminding me to preheat my oven and roast some more!