Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds

Published on: 08/22/2018

Do you want a super simple snack that is crunchy, satisfying and tastes great?  Then, try my roasted almonds.  With only four simple ingredients, you can whip these up in no time and they store well, too.

This recipe starts with raw almonds.  If you love another nut like pecans, pistachios or peanuts, feel free to substitute.  Almonds  are jam-packed with protein and good-for-you unsaturated fat, as well as vitamin E, and magnesium.  At about 160 calories for an ounce – 23 almonds, portioning them out is smart.


If you can, it’s alway better to flavor nuts yourself.  For these nuts, I am making them pop with a hint of sweet and spicy flavor.  For this I am using Garam Masala, a combination of coriander, black pepper, cumin, cardamom and cinnamon.  So the bases are loaded with lots of medicinal properties rolled into one!


Simply toss with a hint of agave nectar, garam masala spice and course sea salt. (I love pink Himalayan sea salt!)


Just toss, roast and eat.  It’s that that simple.  In no time you have a nourishing crunchy snack that you can eat right from the oven or store in air tight container for later.

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds


Makes 4 1/4 cup servings


1 cup raw almonds

1 tablespoon agave nectar

1 teaspoon garam masala spice

1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt or any coarse salt


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a medium mixing bowl, toss almonds with agave nectar, garam masala and salt.   Coat well.

Spread onto a cookie sheet and roast to 7 minutes; check and return to oven for 1 more minute.  Remove when just starting to brown.  Be careful as they can burn, if left in even a minute too long.  Allow to cool for a few minutes and enjoy.  Store in an airtight container and put in refrigerator for a couple of weeks.

Enjoy eating simply,



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