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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 rosemary almonds are absolutely addictive! They make a tasty snack and are an excellent accompaniment to drinks and cocktails.

They're really perfect for when you're looking for something easy to serve at a cocktail evening or dinner party. And just like these Mixed Spiced Nuts, they're always a hit!

Rosemary Almonds

I really love the coating on these almonds. The combination of fresh rosemary, 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. 

Tray of freshly roasted almonds.

How to Roast Seasoned Almonds

These 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.

Ingredients Overview:

  • Almonds. You'll need to start with raw almonds for this recipe.
  • Maple syrup
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Chili powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Ground coriander
  • Salt
  • Cayenne
Collage depicting steps to making Rosemary Almonds.

Steps Overview:

  1. To roast the almonds, you'll need to start by preheating your oven.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir to cover the almonds with the spices, maple syrup and olive oil.
  3. Spread the almonds on a rimmed baking sheet and bake. Remember to stir the almonds half-way through the 20 minute cooking time.
  4. 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

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

They can also be added to a sweet and savoury grazing platter. 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.

Snack board with Rosemary Almonds and other nibbles.

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 savory spiced nuts recipes, check out these Maple Spiced Walnuts, they're a favourite on this site.


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Bowl of Rosemary Roasted Almonds.

Rosemary Roasted Almonds

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.
4.35 from 26 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
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 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. One serving is equal to 1/4 cup almonds.


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
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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.


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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 ☺️.

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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!

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