How Do I Dry Roast Almonds?
If you crave a delicious and healthy snack, you might be wondering, "How do I dry roast almonds?" Making them on your own from whole almonds can eliminate salt, or simply allow you to create your own flavor using special seasonings and spices.
Basic Dry Roasted Almonds
Dry roasting almonds basically means that you are roasting them without the oil that you would typically use while roasting. To dry roast almonds: Combine 1/2 cup of almonds with salt in a bowl. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spread the almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for approximately ten minutes. They will turn a golden brown and smell wonderfully delicious. Almonds have high oil content and will keep roasting after you pull them from the oven.
Honey Roasted Almonds
These honey roasted almonds are dry roasted and then glazed with a honey glaze for a sweet and salty treat. To make honey roasted almonds, dry roast two cups of almonds in an oven. While the almonds are roasting, combine:
- 2 tbs. honey
- 2 tbs. water
- 2 tbs. oil
Bring the honey mixture to a boil in a saucepan. After it is boiling, add the roasted almonds and stir until the almonds have absorbed all of the liquid. Once the liquid is all absorbed, spread the almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet covered with wax paper. Sprinkle almonds with a mixture of 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp. of salt.
Seasoning Dry Roasted Almonds
You can also season roasted almonds after they are roasted. Toss roasted nuts with 2 tablespoons of oil or butter and spices. Lay in a single layer on a baking sheet to cool. Consider some of these tasty combinations to season approximately two cups of roasted almonds:
- 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
- 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Using Dry Roasted Almonds
You can use your home roasted almonds to:
- make your own granola
- add to trail mix
- on top of salads
Enjoy Dry Roasted Almonds Today
Dry roasted almonds make a delicious treat and a nutritious snack. Because they are not roasted with added oil, they are healthier than regular roasted almonds. Roasted almonds are versatile, portable, and delicious. Try making some roasted almonds today!