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.

Decorative bowl with roasted almonds on white marble surface with almonds scattered on it.

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.

Front view of almonds in decorative bowl.

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 guarantee these are going to become a favorite for every day snacking and entertaining as well.

Not feeling these almonds?

I’ve got you covered with other nutty snacks — I’m sure you’ll find something to love. Try:



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

Roasted almonds in round decorative bowl on white marble surface.

Olive Oil Roasted Almonds | with video

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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.


  • 3 cups whole raw almonds
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss together all ingredients until almonds are well coated.
  3. Spread into a single layer on a large baking sheet.
  4. Roast for 10 minutes , stir, and continue roasting for another 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Watch carefully as they can burn quickly.
  5. Cool completely on baking sheet before storing in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 177mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

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