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Spicy 5 Minute Toasted Almonds

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Toasted almonds are sprinkled with a mixture of spices for a perfect party snack or gift for friends, teachers, and neighbors!

Almonds are toasted with a mixture of spices for a perfect party snack or gift for friends, teachers, and neighbors!

I love nuts. And it seems like the more varieties I try the more I find to love. But nuts are expensive. Especially when you’re buying them pre-roasted and salted. They’re often 4 to 5 bucks a pop for the smaller ones! So a very healthy, filling, and tasty snack suddenly becomes cost prohibitive. I remember telling my poor mom a lot when I was living with her and couponing for our groceries that we couldn’t get nuts that week because they weren’t on sale and didn’t have any coupons. Sorry, mom. This post is for you!

I bet you had no idea that just a few aisles down from the snack aisle with it’s shiny blue packages of mixed nuts, roasted nuts, salted nuts is the baking aisle that has basically the same exact varieties for about the same cost and twice the volume. All you have to do is take just five minutes of your time once you get home to toast and salt them yourself and you’ve got nuts to snack on when you need a mid-afternoon pick me up that won’t break the bank.

Almonds are toasted with a mixture of spices for a perfect party snack or gift for friends, teachers, and neighbors!

These are so easy and the flavors and spices are completely customizable. I wanted spicy Mexican flavors so I went with cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder here. Want something Italian? Try parsley, oregano, and garlic powder. Or just regular sea or kosher salt for a delicious snack. I’ll be making another batch of salted almonds and mailing them to my mom with an I’m-so-sorry-I-denied-you-nuts-all-those-months card. Hopefully she’ll forgive me.

Almonds are toasted with a mixture of spices for a perfect party snack or gift for friends, teachers, and neighbors!

Have you ever found a cheaper way to make your favorite snack at home?

Meaghan

Almonds are toasted with a mixture of spices for a perfect party snack or gift for friends, teachers, and neighbors!

Spicy 5 Minute Toasted Almonds

Yield: 2 cups
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Almonds are toasted with a mixture of spices for a perfect party snack or gift for friends, teachers, and neighbors!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almonds
  • 1 1/2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 Tbs garlic powder
  • 1 Tbs cumin
  • 1/2 Tbs chili powder*

Instructions

  1. In a sautee pan over low heat add almonds and olive oil and stir with a wooden spoon to coat almonds.
  2. Add garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder and stir to coat.
  3. Toast until almonds and spices are fragrant, about 5 minutes.

 

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Hillary Reeves

Monday 18th of January 2016

Fun!! I had a moment when I tried to make every Hostess snack cake at home. It was a beautiful week. ;)

Meaghan

Saturday 23rd of January 2016

Ohhhh that sounds glorious! I still want to try Zebra cakes because they're our favorite but I'm not so good at sponge cakes.

~Meaghan

Whitney @ That Square Plate

Sunday 17th of January 2016

Such a great idea! I hardly buy the already seasoned nuts too because they're pricey for what you get. I need to try seasoning my own -- a good healthy snack!

Meaghan

Saturday 23rd of January 2016

I'm excited to make a big batch of these for my mom that she can keep at work :)

~Meaghan

Paige @ Where Latin Meets Lagniappe

Saturday 16th of January 2016

I totally agree with you on the price of nuts - sooo expensive! I love the Mexican twist you put on these! What a great snack :)

Meaghan

Saturday 23rd of January 2016

They are amazing! I promised my mom I would stock her up when I visit in May :P

~Meaghan

Mary (The Godmother @ Goodie Godmother)

Wednesday 13th of January 2016

I have no idea why, but as I was reading this I started dancing in my chair and singing "spicy nuts spicy nuts make 'em eat 'em spicy nuts". It was quite catchy. Love the Mexican twist on this snack.

Meaghan

Friday 15th of January 2016

Haha, is it weird that I can totally picture you doing that? And now I'm singing it in my head :P

~Meaghan

Brian Jones

Wednesday 13th of January 2016

I love doing stuff like this, the only reason I use our local 'green grocers' is for nuts sold loose so I can make me some munchies. These sound wonderful!

Meaghan

Friday 15th of January 2016

Thank you!

~Meaghan