Snack

Easy Roasted Almonds (plant-based, gluten-free)

Easy Roasted Almonds

Sometimes you can take something unwanted and transform it into something that again has great value. That's what happened with these super easy roasted almonds!

We had two giant bags of raw almonds from a past Costco run that weren't getting eaten. So I decided to salt and dry roast them, and now they're getting gobbled up like crazy.

Perhaps we can transform other unused areas of our lives into something tasty and exciting too.

Thanks to Jami for the inspiration.

This is recipe #163 of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours.

  • Oven temp 350F/175C
  • 4 cups raw almonds
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp hot water
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

Prepare

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the salt in the hot water. In a large bowl, measure out the almonds.

  2. Pour the salted water over the almonds and mix well to coat the almonds.

Bake

  1. Transfer the almonds to a parchment-lined baking sheet and spread them out to a single layer.

  2. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes, then give the almonds a good stir and bake for 10-11 more minutes.

Cool

  1. When they’re a nice roasty color but haven’t yet started to burn, take them out to cool. They won’t be crunchy when they first come out, but don’t worry – they crunch up amazingly as they cool.

  2. And that’s all there is to making roasted almonds! You can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for everyday enjoyment. Such a satisfying crunch in a healthy snack. ❤️

Fun tip: if you put your ear up to the roasted almonds as they’re cooling, you’ll hear an amazing sizzle-pop kind of sound.

For a salt-free option, just leave the salt out and follow the recipe with the almonds and hot water.

Did you make this? Tag @maitricooks on Instagram and leave a rating in the comments below. Lots of love! ❤️🤗🙏

Snack
American
baking, dairy-free, gluten-free, nuts, plant-based