My Grandma and Mom have been making their own seasoned almonds for a long time and I just made a large batch last week so thought I would share!
The nice thing about making your own almonds is that you can create your own flavors and control the amount of salt. They also have a completely different flavor when you roast them yourself, than the roasted almonds you can buy in the store. If you’ve never roasted your own, I highly recommend trying it!
I always buy the Archer Farms raw unsalted almonds to make these. For the seasonings on this batch I used Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, Lawry’s Garlic Salt, and Simply Balanced Garlic Powder. Your first step is to lay the almonds on a cookie sheet (sprayed with coconut oil spray) in a single layer. Then be sure to spray the coconut oil over the almonds and toss them a bit so they all get coated- this helps them get crunchy and helps the seasoning stick. When the almonds are coated with coconut oil, season with your choice of seasonings- be generous because not all of it sticks!
Before throwing the pan in the oven, I shake it a little to move everything around. Then, cook on 350 degrees until they turn a dark brown color. Make sure to turn the almonds once they start darkening in color, and shake the pan every so often. I honestly don’t know how long I cook them for- but my guess would be about 20 to 25 minutes? Just make sure to watch them and don’t let them get too dark.
They make for a healthy and delicious snack! I store them in little snack sized ziploc bags to grab and go. You can freeze them too!
Next I want to try BBQ almonds and cinnamon sugar!
Question For You: Have you ever made your own roasted almonds? If so, what flavor?