When you know How to Roast Almonds, you have a quick and easy way to prepare a healthy snack. It is so simple to roast whole, sliced, or slivered almonds in the oven or toast them in a skillet. These methods bring out their nutty flavor and crunchy texture, perfect as a treat or in your favorite recipes.

Almonds placed on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Roasting and Toasting Almonds

Roasting almonds in the oven turns them from a mild, chewy nut to a delicious, crunchy treat. While almonds are mild when they are raw, cooking them really develops their flavors.

Toasted almonds make a winning addition to this crunchy Almond Butter Banana Overnight Oats. And adding them to Green Beans Almondine… wow.

Who can pass up a loaded charcuterie board filled with cheeses, meats, and, of course, nuts you roasted yourself? Pop them in the oven and see for yourself!

Why stop at almonds? Once you see how easy it is, try your hand at Roasted Hazelnuts, Toasted Walnuts, and Toasted Pine Nuts.

Ingredients

The simple ingredients you need to make this roasted almonds recipe are:

  • Almonds. The only thing you absolutely need is raw almonds! When buying them at the grocery store, make sure to pick the raw variety if you want to roast them in the oven at home.
  • Butter or oil. Optional, but adds extra, buttery flavor to the almonds. Stick with a neutral oil if possible.
  • Seasonings. Also not required, but spices can add interesting flavors to your almonds. Have a favorite blend? Sprinkle some on. Need a little sweetness? Try a dash of cinnamon and sugar. Garlic powder or chili powder add a savory feel, as well.
  • Salt. Adds a bit of flavor and helps bring out the natural nuttiness of the almonds.

How to Roast Almonds in the Oven

Roasting almonds in the oven is very easy, especially for large amounts of almonds.

1. Season Almonds

Toss almonds in oil or melted butter and seasonings in a small bowl if you are using them. This step is totally optional!

2. Roast in the Oven

Place a sheet of parchment paper on a light colored, large baking sheet.

Spread the almonds on the lined pan in a single layer, and bake in a preheated 325°F oven according to the size of the almonds:

  • Toast whole almonds at 325℉ for 9-12 minutes.
  • Roast sliced almonds at 325℉ for 6-8 minutes.
  • Roast slivered almonds at 325℉ for 7-9 minutes.

Stir or shake them on the baking tray halfway through their cooking time to help prevent burning.

Almonds placed on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Toasting Almonds in a Pan

You can toast a smaller portion of nuts in a medium to large skillet on the stove top. 

1. Prep Skillet

Heat a medium, non-stick skillet over medium-low or medium heat.

2. Toast Almonds in Pan

Add no more than 1 cup of almonds to the skillet in a single layer. Toast for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Sliced almonds are spread out on a sheet pan evenly before roasting.
5 Secrets to Healthier Family Dinners
Tips & recipes for getting yummy — and healthy — meals on the table.

FAQs

What are the health benefits of eating almonds?

Almonds are a healthy snack that provide plenty of fiber, protein, and monounsaturated fats in a serving. A single, 1-ounce serving provides 3.5 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein, and 14 grams of fat. According to Healthline, they are also loaded with antioxidants and vitamin E. They can help regulate your blood sugar levels, too.

Are almonds good for you?

Almonds are good for you and a delicious low-carb, gluten-free snack you can eat nearly anywhere. They provide a great source of omega-3s, protein, and healthy fats. The combination of fat and protein helps keep you fuller for longer while still being low in carbs.

Are almonds tree nuts?

Yes, they are a type of tree nut. Other tree nuts include pistachios, pecans, hazelnuts, walnuts, and cashews. 

How to store almonds?

Store almonds in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 months, in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.

Can I freeze almonds?

Seal in a freezer-safe airtight container and freeze for up to a year

Almonds placed on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Recipe Tips

  • Plain and raw. Avoid roasted nuts at the store or you will burn them.
  • Add some spice. Choose your favorite seasonings, along with butter or oil and salt, to really make these almonds irresistible.
  • Avoid dark. Stick with a light-colored baking sheet so the almonds don’t burn.
  • Save time. Lining your baking sheet with parchment paper will make clean up a breeze!
  • Double it up. Store roasted almonds in the freezer for whenever the craving strikes.

Recipes with Almonds

So many recipes will taste amazing with the added crunch of roasted almonds sprinkled on top:

Tap stars to rate!

5 from 3 votes

How to Roast Almonds

When you know How to Roast Almonds, you have a quick and easy way to prepare a healthy snack. It is so simple to roast whole, sliced, or slivered almonds in the oven or toast them in a skillet.
Perfectly roasted almonds are an easy snack recipe.
Yield 4 servings
Prep 2 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 12 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1-4  cups  almonds whole, sliced, or slivered
  • Butter or oil  optional
  • Salt or seasoning ingredients  optional

Instructions 

  • If using butter, oil, or seasoning ingredients, toss almonds in the mixture until lightly coated.
    1-4  cups  almonds, Butter or oil, Salt or seasoning ingredients

Roasting Almonds in the Oven

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line a large, lightly colored baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place almonds in a single layer on the sheet.
    1-4  cups  almonds
  • Roast whole almonds in preheated oven for 9-12 minutes, sliced almonds for 6-8 minutes, and slivered almonds for 7-9 minutes. Stir nuts halfway through to prevent burning.

Toasting Almonds in a Pan

  • Heat a medium to large, non-stick dry skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Add no more than 1 cup of almonds to the skillet in a single layer.
    1-4  cups  almonds
  • Toast sliced and slivered almonds for 2-3 minutes and whole almonds for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Tap stars to rate!

5 from 3 votes

Notes

  • Nutritional information is for 1/4 cup of whole almonds.
Storage Instructions:
While toasted walnuts do not need to be kept in the fridge, they will last longer if they do. Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 months, in the refrigerator for up to 6 months, and in the freezer for up to a year.
Recipe Tips:
  • Plain and raw. Avoid roasted nuts at the store or you will burn them.
  • Add some spice. Choose your favorite seasonings, along with butter or oil and salt, to really make these almonds irresistible.
  • Avoid dark. Stick with a light-colored baking sheet so the almonds don’t burn.
  • Save time. Lining your baking sheet with parchment paper will make clean up a breeze!
  • Double it up. Store roasted almonds in the freezer for whenever the craving strikes.

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 252mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 1g, Calcium: 94mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Made this recipe?Leave a comment below!

 

5 Secrets to Healthier Family Dinners
Tips & recipes for getting yummy — and healthy — meals on the table.

You May Also Like

Thanks for
Stopping By!

I’m London! Join me as we cook up nourishing meals for you and your loved ones and learn a few healthy cooking tips and tricks!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




Comments

  1. Costco didn’t have any of the roasted, salted almonds that I usually buy! Soooo…this information made my day!
    Thank you!

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Philomena! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and rating!