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 are simply irresistible!Jump to Recipe Print Recipe
These rosemary almonds are absolutely addictive! They make a tasty snack and are an excellent accompaniment to drinks and cocktails. They're perfect for when you're looking for something easy to serve at a cocktail evening or dinner party.
I really love the coating on these almonds. The combination of fresh rosemary and chili powder, cumin and coriander make them really savoury. The touch of cayenne in the recipe gives them just the right amount of heat. The maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness and makes these almonds irresistible.
These Rosemary Roasted Almonds are also a great last-minute appetizer to make. They're quick and easy to prepare and are ready to munch on once they've cooled to room temperature.
How to Roast Seasoned Almonds
The almonds take less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Here's a summary of the ingredients and steps you'll need to take to make this recipe.
- Almonds. You'll need to start with raw almonds for this recipe.
- Maple syrup
- Olive oil
- Fresh rosemary
- Chili powder
- To roast the almonds, you'll need to start by preheating your oven.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir to cover the almonds with the spices, maple syrup and olive oil.
- Spread the almonds on a rimmed baking sheet and bake. Remember to stir the almonds half-way through the 20 minute cooking time.
- The almonds will continue to cook on the hot tray when you take them out, so it's best not to overcook them in the oven.
How to Serve
Spiced almonds can be served on their own as a snack or with cocktails. They can also be added to a snack board. Serve roasted almonds along with olives, cheese, cured meats, crackers and fruit.
You can also use them to top a salad and they make wonderful host or hostess gifts. I like gifting them in mason jars with a pretty ribbon.
How to Store
Roasted almonds can be stored in an airtight container up to three weeks at room temperature.
If you're looking for more homemade spiced nuts recipes check out these Maple Spiced Walnuts they're a favourite on this site.
More Snacks to Try out
- Mixed Spiced Nuts
- Smoked Salmon and Boursin Crostini
- Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini
- Caramelized Onion Hummus
Rosemary Roasted Almonds
- 3 cups raw almonds
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1.5 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 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 and let cool on sheet.
- Serve or store in an airtight container for up to three weeks.
- Recipe makes 3 cups of almonds.
- One serving is equal to 1/4 cup almonds.
This recipe was originally published in October 2016. It has been updated with new pictures and text, the recipe remains unchanged.