Rosemary Roasted Almonds

I’m a snacker.

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Snacking doesn’t really pose a problem for me on Thursdays and Fridays, when I’m in the office. I just don’t stock my desk drawers with anything that might be too tempting. ย However, I work from home the other three days of the week, sitting for 8+ hours in front of a computer screen. Do you know what I often do when I need a break?

Having a pantry full of candy or a stockpile of baked goods from blogging is not a good thing in this case.

Since I’m trying to make better food choices, I decided to roast some almonds to keep handy during my work-at-home days.

Almonds are a superfood, you know.

Some studies have suggested that almonds may assist in weight reduction, cholesterol reduction, and lowering the glycemic response of a high-carbohydrate meal. ย  Even better, a statement from the FDA indicated that eating 1.5 ounces per day of many types of nuts, including almonds, may reduce the risk of heart disease [source].

So let’s get snackin’!

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Rosemary Roasted Almonds
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag whole almonds (about 2 cups)
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 325ยฐ.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and toss to coat. Arrange nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cool to room temperature.
Notes
recipe from Cooking Light

20 Comments

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Aimee! I love using rosemary in everything–I wish I could keep some alive in my garden…but I have a BLACK thumb! ๐Ÿ™

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    • Ashley

      Thanks, Dorothy! I love almonds, too, and I don’t feel so bad snacking on something like this. Except I could easily eat the whole batch myself in one afternoon…oops.

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  1. Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

    Can you send some over here asap? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I’m sitting at work and next to me is my oh so tempting drawer, hehe.
    Those almonds sound delicious!!
    XO! Vanessa

    Oh, and I agree! Your pictures are beautiful!! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • Ashley

      I need to start stocking my at-work snack drawer with stuff like this…although I’d probably eat the entire batch in one afternoon! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks so much for stopping by, Vanessa! xo

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  2. Terry

    I love almonds and I love to snack!
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    • Ashley

      Me too, Terry! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Angie - www.easylivingmom.com

    These look amazing!! We try to eat Paleo most of the time, so these would be the perfect snack for us. I’ll be back for more recipes!

    -Angie

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    • Ashley

      These would be a perfect snack for a Paleo diet, Angie. I hope you try ’em! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  4. Shirley

    I need some of these right now. YUM Amazing pics

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  5. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    Ashley!! Your photos are beautiful! It is so hard to make nuts…. look so photogenic! They are jumping off the page. You go girl. PS: I want some of these RIGHT NOW. My perfect snack.

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    • Ashley

      Oh Sally, that is a HUGE compliment coming from you! I really lucked out with my lighting on the day I took these photos…wish I could get everything looking this decent! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Baking Serendipity

    I’m such a snacker too, and definitely need something healthy in my pantry ๐Ÿ™‚ Love these!

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    • Ashley

      Ugh, I am trying to have healthy snacks on hand so I’m not so tempted to grab a cookie! These almonds are definitely a winner. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    • Ashley

      Thanks Chandra! Come over anytime! =)

      Reply
  7. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I made rosemary chipotle almonds about a year ago and my husband is still talking about them ๐Ÿ™‚ Yours are drop dead gorgeous!

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    • Ashley

      Oooooh, Averie…I love the idea of adding chipotle to these! I lucked out on mine since my husband won’t eat nuts. I get them all to myself! =)

      Reply

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