Rosemary Roasted Almonds

by Sharon on September 24, 2018

These Rosemary Roasted Almonds are the perfect Fall treat. They are savoury and woodsy with a touch of heat. A healthy, gluten free snack recipe.

Roasted almonds in a glass jar with a sprig of fresh rosemary tucked in the side and cayenne pepper in a dish in the background

 

These Roasted Rosemary Almonds are a great snack for everyday but also fantastic for putting out at a party or bringing as a hostess gift.

These tasty almonds have a great crunch factor as well as a super flavourful spicy punch.

ROSEMARY ROASTED ALMONDS

Roasted almonds in a glass jar with a sprig of fresh rosemary tucked in the side and cayenne pepper in a dish in the background

OK, people! I can not tell you enough how good these almonds are.

I brought a small batch into work yesterday and they were gobbled up quite enthusiastically by the crew. This recipe was inspired by leftover rosemary from the flax bread I made earlier in the week and I also thought I was due for a savoury roasted almond recipe.

I’ve already done a couple of sweet varieties, like the very popular maple cinnamon almond recipe, so here is a spicier option that delivers that crunch factor.

Roasted almonds in a glass jar with a sprig of fresh rosemary tucked in the side and cayenne pepper in a dish in the background

 

HOW TO MAKE ROSEMARY ROASTED  ALMONDS – STEP BY STEP 

All you need are a few ingredients you probably already you have on hand!

Roasted almonds in a glass jar with a sprig of fresh rosemary tucked in the side and cayenne pepper in a dish in the background

Olive oil, sea salt, rosemary, cayenne powder and of course almonds.

raw almonds in a white mixing bowl

The prep work is easy for these tasty tidbits. In fact it’s as simple as one:

raw almonds in a white mixing bowl

Two:

raw almonds in a white mixing bowl

Three:

raw almonds in a white mixing bowl

Give them a good stir so everything is coated all nicey-nice, then pop them in the oven and booooom …

raw almonds in a white mixing bowl

There’s something about the spice that makes me feel satisfied me with fewer almonds. That’s saying a lot considering I can consume a crap-ton of almonds. 🙂

These are a little on the spicier side so if that worries you at all just leave out the cayenne. However, if you’re on the fence as far as spice is concerned, give them a try. The heat just kicks in at the end and is fairly subtle, but it’s definitely there.

The addition of the fresh rosemary is sooooo nice. I’ve mentioned in the past how much I love the fragrance of rosemary wafting through my kitchen.

There is something to be said about the power of aromatherapy.

When these almonds are roasting, I found myself taking long, deep breaths in and out inhaling the distinctive scent. I find it soothing.

Roasted almonds on a baking tray

Then, instead of inhaling the aroma, I inhale these almonds! 

Roasted almonds in a glass jar with a sprig of fresh rosemary tucked in the side and cayenne pepper in a dish in the background

 

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Rosemary Roasted Almonds
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free snack recipes, savory almond recipes
Servings: 4
Author: Sharon
Ingredients
  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary finely chopped (or 1 tbsp dried)
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tbsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mix all ingredients together ensuring the almonds are well coated
  3. Pour out onto a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes
  4. Allow almonds to cool for 15 minutes
  5. I store mine on the counter and we’ll snack on them for a few days

Rosemary Roasted Almonds pinterest graphic

 

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health August 16, 2013 at 2:03 pm
Yummy! I buy rosemary marcona almonds from Trader Joes all of the time because they are extremely addicting so I know these are amazing. They make a perfect quick snack!
Sharon August 16, 2013 at 2:28 pm
I have definite Trader Joe envy! Is it strange that when I plan travel to U.S cities one of the first things I look up are the grocery stores? Ha!
Heidi @ Food Doodles August 16, 2013 at 7:48 pm
Ooooh these look and sound heavenly! Love your choice of seasonings :)
Sharon August 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm
Thanks, Heidi! I quite love these...
emilee September 8, 2013 at 5:22 pm
I have these in the oven now and they smell so good.. Trying them as a snack for The While Life Challenge.
Sharon September 8, 2013 at 9:25 pm
I hope you love them! These were such a big hit with my co-workers :) What does your challenge entail??

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