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These olive oil roasted almonds are a snack you can feel good about — plus they taste amazing! You won’t be able to stop snacking on them.


These olive oil roasted almonds are a snack you can feel good about -- plus they taste amazing! You won't be able to stop snacking on them. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Very often when three-ish o’clock rolls around, I get a bad headache and just hit the wall.

I partly attribute this to the fact that little man likes to wake up between 4:40 and 6 every day. And when he sleeps until six, I get excited that he “slept in.”  However, I also think I that I am often in need of some protein and some water. These olive oil roasted almonds are the perfect pick me up with a tall glass of water. They give me just enough energy to do all my afternoon tasks and make dinner. Plus the combination of the almonds, olive oil and salt make these a very, very delicious snack.

These olive oil roasted almonds are a snack you can feel good about -- plus they taste amazing! You won't be able to stop snacking on them. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

About these Roasted Almonds:

They are super easy to make too. Just toss the almonds with olive oil and salt and bake. They’ll appear pretty oily when they are hot out of the oven but a lot of that great flavor will soak back into the almonds as they cool. You’re left with a treat that is simply delicious. Who says you needs something fancy and complicated? Sometimes simple is best. Almonds, olive oil, salt. Oh and a touch of cayenne just to keep you on your toes. I gaurantee these are going to become a favorite for every day snacking and entertaining as well.

Head on over to Food Fanatic to get the Olive Oil Roasted Almonds recipe or get it right here!

Olive Oil Roasted Almonds Nutritional Information

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.

Not feeling these almonds? I’ve got you covered with other nutty snacks — I’m sure you’ll find something to love. Try sugar free cinnamon roasted almonds, smokey roasted almonds, sweet and spicy bourbon candied pecans, or  vanilla bean candied walnuts.

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  1. I was nervous about burning these as others have said so I did 6 minutes, stirred and then another 6 minutes.  They weren’t done yet so I think the original time in the recipe would have worked great.  These were  really tasty in your beets and feta salad https://www.rachelcooks.com/2015/07/17/salad-with-beets-almonds-feta-dijon-vinaigrette/Also a great healthy snack on their own!

    Rating: 5
    • So glad you liked these! We’ve tested the recipe a few times and think the time stated is good, too…but ovens vary and these definitely need to be watched closely!

  2. Yummmmmm.  Turned out perfectly!  Love the anti-inflammatory boost of olive oil! 

  3. Thews really are good. I added dried rosemary. And a bit more cayenne and salt. But I do nuts every year for clients and friends and family. Usaully spiced mixed which are a lot more work! So I know my nuts. These turned out good. And this year the almonds cost a lot less than the rest of the nuts, so it save me tones.

    I expect good reviews.

  4. My almonds burnt after ten minutes, but I will try this recipe again and use less time. I think I will turn the over down to 325, too, just to make sure they don’t burn.

    Rating: 2.5
  5. Unfortunately my almonds were burnt too :( maybe next time I’ll turn the heat down or put it in for less time

    Rating: 3
  6. The Almonds were burnt to a crisp in for even less time than this recipe called for.

    Rating: 1
    • Strange! Mine are always perfect…have you checked your oven temperature?

    • I think the author needs to check her oven temperature.  I agree with everyone here who stated the time and temp in the recipe is way too much.  Lower your oven temperature and shorten the cooking time to avoid burning the almonds. 

      • Hi Michee – I’ve had great luck with these in the past. My mom makes them all the time too, so I actually texted her and asked if she’d mind retesting them. My kids now have severe food allergies to tree nuts so I’m hesitant to test them again in my home.

  7. What oven rack is best to roast almonds?

  8. 10 minutes was too long.  I did another batch and  left them for 6 minutes then stirred and then 6 minutes again.  The 10 minutes method made them taste burtn

    • I haven’t had the experience of them burning. Was your oven set to the correct temperature? There are a lot of variations between ovens, so it could be that your oven runs a little hotter than mine does.

  9. The first time I made these, 10 minutes twice was too long in the oven. They had had a slightly burnt flavor. The next time, I only went 6 minutes twice, and took them off of the baking sheet to cool. Much better!

    Rating: 3
  10. For how long these almonds last?

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  15. Love roasted almonds and w/ olive oil, so much better!

  16. Great idea to roast almonds with olive oil! Sounds like the perfect snack!

  17. Such a simple snack! I love roasted almonds but I usually buy them already roasted. Thanks for this..heading over to Food Fanatic, and pinning!

  18. these sound good–could use them right now!

  19. Yes-I hit my wall at 3:00 too! I often eats some nuts to keep me going to dinner. These almonds look amazing!

  20. I love roasted almonds! These look great!

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