How To Roast Almonds

Roasting almonds brings out their natural flavor and adds a little extra crunch in the process. Plus, it’s an easy to learn how to roast almonds and will it up your cooking game with very little effort.

From Christmas Crack to Curried Couscous Salad, roasted almonds add delicious depth of flavor to desserts, salads, and healthy snacks.

Thankfully, it’s an easy skill to learn how to roast almonds in the oven, on the stove, or even in the microwave.

Almonds on a baking sheet.

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What makes almonds special:

Amazingly, the almond is related to peaches, plums, and other stone fruit in the prunus genus. It’s actually the seed inside a light green colored fruit called a drupe. Native to the Mediterranean, almonds are now grown successfully in California and are considered a supreme superfood.

Sweet or savory, almonds can shine in almost every recipe under the sun. And talk about versatile: almond paste, almond milk, almond butter, almond flour, raw, roasted, slivered, or sliced—is there anything this nut cannot become?

Almond pieces on a baking sheet.

What are blanched almonds?

Blanched almonds are shelled almonds that have been treated with hot water to soften the outer skin, which is then removed to reveal the white seed inside. Even though the almond skin has nutrients its own, its color is considered unsightly in some recipes.

Nutritional information of almonds:

One ounce of almonds (approximately 23 kernels) contains 163 calories, 14 grams of fat, 6 grams protein, and 3.5 grams of fiber.

Almond slivers on a baking sheet.

How many almonds to eat per day?

Even just eating 10 almonds a day is fantastic for you. 10 Almonds nutrition facts: 1 gram fiber, 6 grams fat, 2.5 grams protein, and 70 calories.

Almonds calories:

Let’s break it down: each almond is just 7 calories.

Almonds health benefits:

Of all tree nuts, almonds rank highest in protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin E, riboflavin and niacin. Eating raw almonds can lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. A 10-almond snack can increase satiety and make you feel full, leading to weight loss. And like other nuts, eating almonds can lower the risk of weight gain and counteract rising blood sugar levels after meals. There’s simply no excuse to sneak some almonds into your daily menu!

Almonds in a black frying pan.

How to eat almonds:

Raw or roasted, almonds can be eaten all by themselves or chopped up and enjoyed in yogurt parfaits, cookies, or leafy green salads. Try this beautiful recipe for Linzer cookies, or Dukkah made with almonds and lemon.


Roasting almonds brings out their natural flavor and adds a little extra crunch in the process. Plus, it’s an easy to learn how to roast almonds and will it up your cooking game with very little effort.

How to Roast Almonds

Roasting almonds brings out their natural flavor and adds a little extra crunch in the process. Plus, it’s an easy to learn how to roast almonds and will it up your cooking game with very little effort.
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Course: Pantry
Cuisine: American
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 206kcal
Author: Meggan Hill

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds whole, slivered, or sliced

Instructions

To Roast Almonds in the oven:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil for easy cleanup.
  • If roasting whole almonds, roast for 10-15 minutes. If roasting slivered or sliced almonds, roast for 8-12 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent scorching. Oven temperatures may vary, so keep an eye on the almonds so they don't burn.
  • Remove from oven and chop or use as desired. Or, store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

To Roast Almonds on the stove:

  • In a medium skillet over medium-low heat, heat almonds until browned and fragrant, stirring occasionally, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove from skillet and chop or use as desired. Or, store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

How to Roast Almonds in the microwave:

  • On a microwave-safe plate, spread almonds in a single, even layer.
  • Microwave in 1-minute intervals until lightly golden and toasted.

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Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Scott T Shankle

    On my convection oven, it took 20 minutes @325.

  2. Ernie Hawks

    As an avid hiker/backpacker roasted almonds are my favorite snack. I make a mix with them and sliced dates and dried pineapple. I do not salt the almonds or use oil when I roast them. sometimes I through in other dried fruit depending on what is in the pantry at the time.

  3. Christian Franata

    Hello, I wanna ask, if I want to roast whole almond, roast for 10-15minutes at how many degrees? Is it still at 325 degrees like when preheat the oven?

    1. Meggan

      Hi Christina, yes, preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Just make sure you are checking every 2-3 minutes and stirring them through baking so they don’t burn! -Meggan

  4. Clarice

    Instructions were so clear and helpful. Thank you.5 stars

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