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Rosemary Roasted Almonds

A simple and quick recipe for homemade sweet and savoury Rosemary Roasted Almonds that can be ready in less than 30 minutes. Coated with a flavourful combination of spices, a touch of olive oil and maple syrup they're simply irresistible!

Roasted and seasoned almonds in bowl.

These delicious roasted rosemary almonds are absolutely addictive and pair well with many different foods which makes them great for serving at a cocktail evening or dinner party. And just like these Mixed Spiced Nuts, they're always a hit!

Rosemary Almonds

These Rosemary Roasted Almonds make a perfect snack and since they are quick and easy to prepare they make a great last-minute appetizer.  

The coating on these almonds is a combination of fresh rosemary, chili powder, cumin and coriander which makes them really savoury and the touch of cayenne gives them just the right amount of heat. The maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness and makes these rosemary almonds irresistible.

Tray of freshly roasted almonds.
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How to Roast Almonds

Roasting almonds brings out their natural flavor and makes them even more delicious. This recipe for roasted seasoned almonds take less than 30 minutes from start to finish.

One of the benefits of roasting almonds at home is that it allows us to control the amount of salt and oil we use. This makes homemade roasted almonds a healthier option than most available at the grocery store. 

Here's a summary of the ingredients and steps you'll need to take to make this roasted almonds recipe. Please see the printable recipe card at the end of this post for the ingredient amounts and full instructions.

Ingredients Overview

  • Raw Almonds: You'll need to start with raw whole almonds for this recipe.
  • Maple syrup
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Ground cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Ground coriander
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt
Image of ingredients needed to make rosemary roasted almonds.

Steps Overview

  1. Start by preheating your oven.
  2. Add all of the seasoning ingredients to a bowl, stir and add the almonds. Combine almonds well with the spices, maple syrup and olive oil.
  3. Spread the almonds in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring once at the 10 minute mark.
  5. Remove from the oven, stir and let cool on sheet.

Tip: The almonds will continue to toast on the hot tray when you take them out of the oven so it's best not to overcook them.

Step-by-step images for how to make roasted almonds with rosemary and spices.
Step-by-step images for making rosemary spiced almonds.

Serving Suggestions

Spiced almonds can be served on their own as a healthy snack or with cocktails. Savoury nut recipes are always a go to when I need a quick nibble for a dinner party.

Almonds can also be added to a sweet and savoury grazing platter. Serve roasted almonds on a charcuterie board along with olives, cheese, cured meats, crackers and fruit.

They're also a great salad topper, I love to use them to add crunchy texture to a salad.

Finally, they also make wonderful host or hostess gifts. I like gifting them in mason jars with a pretty ribbon.

Snack board with Rosemary Almonds and other nibbles.

Storage Instructions

Roasted almonds can be stored in an airtight container up to three weeks at room temperature.

If you're looking for more homemade savory spiced nuts recipes, check out these Curried Cashews or these Maple Spiced Walnuts, they're a favorite on this site.


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Roasted rosemary almonds on baking sheet.

Rosemary Roasted Almonds Recipe

A simple and quick recipe for homemade sweet and savoury Rosemary Roasted Almonds coated with a flavourful combination of spices and a touch of olive oil and maple syrup.
4.57 from 41 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 231 kcal


  • 3 cups raw almonds
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1.5 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne


  • With a rack in the middle of your oven, preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the maple syrup, oil, chopped rosemary, chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt and cayenne. Whisk together and add the almonds, stir until almonds are well coated with the spice mixture.
  • Spread almonds onto the baking sheet in one even layer.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, then stir and bake for approximately 10 minutes more. Remove from the oven, stir and let cool on sheet.
  • Serve or store in an airtight container for up to three weeks.


  1. Recipe makes 3 cups of almonds.
  2. Nutrition facts are calculated based on one serving which is equal to 1/4 cup almonds.
  3. Store roasted almonds in an airtight container for up to three weeks at room temperature.


Calories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 7gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 84mgPotassium: 289mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 170IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 109mgIron: 1.7mg
Keyword Roasted Almonds, Rosemary Roasted Nuts, Rosemary Spiced Roasted Almonds, Spiced Nuts
Tried this recipe? Have any questions, comments or suggestions? Leave a comment below!Mention @sweetandsavourypursuits or tag #sweetandsavourypursuits!
Rosemary Roasted Almonds in mason jars.

This recipe was originally published in October 2016. It has been updated with new pictures and text, the recipe remains unchanged.


4.57 from 41 votes (41 ratings without comment)
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Monday 4th of January 2021

These almonds are amazing! I have made them several times and give them as holiday gifts. I always get compliments and requests for the recipe. Thanks for such a simple and delicious recipe!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Friday 8th of January 2021

So happy you liked these spiced almonds, they're a favourite of mine ☺️.


Friday 4th of November 2016

I make roasted almonds to serve during the holidays and can't wait to try your spice mixture.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Monday 14th of November 2016

Thank you Karen, I hope you love this spice mixture!


Wednesday 2nd of November 2016

I'm a big fan of almonds so this sweet little treat has me drooling! And I'm loving how quick and easy this is to prepare. This is not only perfect to give as gifts for the holidays, but this will make great little nibbles served during all of those upcoming holiday parties and dinners!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Wednesday 2nd of November 2016

Yes, these are so delicious to nibble on, maybe too delicious, once I start I can't stop eating them!

C. M.

Wednesday 2nd of November 2016

I have made this recipe twice already and they are just terrific. Thanks for a great recipe!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Wednesday 2nd of November 2016

That's so great, thanks for letting me know!


Tuesday 1st of November 2016

I love almonds-I will need to try this!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Wednesday 2nd of November 2016

oh, I really hope you like them!

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