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This Air Fryer Roasted Almonds recipe is perfect for those looking for a healthy, convenient snack that’s packed with flavor. You can switch up the seasonings to fit any mood or occasion, from cozy movie nights to elegant gatherings. Plus, with its easy preparation and quick cooking time, roasting almonds in an air fryer is an ideal choice for busy lifestyles looking for a nutritious snack option.

Overhead photo of air fryer almonds in a white bowl.

❤️ Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Quick and Easy Recipe: With just a few simple steps, you can have a perfect snack ready in no time.
  • Health Benefits: A handful of almonds has lots of healthy fats, which are great for blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  • Versatility: This recipe is perfect for adding to trail mix, serving with fresh fruit, or even as a yummy addition to a charcuterie board.
  • Customizable: Easily adjust the seasoning to your liking, from sweet with maple syrup and brown sugar to savory with chili and garlic powder. See below for more ideas!
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether it’s a simple snack for a movie night or a healthy addition to your party menu, these air fryer toasted almonds are always a hit.
  • Storage Friendly: Store them in an airtight container to enjoy this tasty snack for weeks or even months!

🗝️ Key Ingredients & Substitutions

Raw Almonds

Almonds are not only delicious but also loaded with nutrients and healthy fats. They form the base of this easy snack recipe and are perfect for roasting. Make sure you use a bag of plain nuts and not ones that are already roasted or seasoned.

Spray Oil

Using a spray oil helps control the amount of oil used, making it a healthier option. Olive oil is a great choice for a light coat on the almonds. It helps the seasonings stick (if using) and adds a nice flavor. You can substitute it with coconut oil or almond oil for a different taste. I use a glass refillable spray bottle so that I know it’s 100% olive oil, with no additives.

Salt or Other Seasoning

Sea salt is a classic choice, but feel free to experiment! Cayenne pepper, chili powder, or garlic powder can add a spicy kick. For a sweeter version, try mixing in some cinnamon, maple syrup, or brown sugar. See below for some more ideas.

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🥣 How to Make Air Fryer Almonds

1. Preparing Your Almonds

First, preheat your air fryer to 200°C/390°F. This is an important step to ensure your almonds roast evenly. Spray some olive oil in the basket of your air fryer to prevent sticking. Then, add your raw almonds in a single layer, and give them a good shake to distribute them evenly. Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket; it’s key to getting that perfect crispy texture!

2. The Roasting Process

Now, spray a little more oil over the nuts. Roast almonds for 6 minutes. Halfway through, be sure to stir almonds or shake the basket to ensure all sides of the almonds get roasted evenly. Keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.

3. Cooling and Serving

Once done, remove the toasted almonds from the air fryer and spread them out on a baking sheet. Let them cool for 5-10 minutes. This step is crucial as it allows the almonds to crisp up further. Now, they’re ready to be devoured as a yummy snack, added to a salad, or used in your next recipe!

Side photo of air fryer almonds in a white bowl.

🖐️ 5 Easy Seasoning Ideas for Almonds

Spicing up your almonds can be a fun and creative process. Here are five easy seasoning ideas to get you started, complete with measurements for a cup of almonds. Feel free to adjust the amounts to suit your taste!

  1. Classic Cinnamon Sugar
    • 1 tablespoon of melted butter
    • 1 tablespoon of sugar or honey
    • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
    • A pinch of salt
      Mix these ingredients in a mixing bowl and sprinkle over your almonds before roasting. This combination gives a sweet and warm flavor that’s hard to resist. You may need to add an extra minute or two to the cooking time.
  2. Spicy Chili Lime
    • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon of lime zest
    • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
    • A pinch of cayenne pepper (optional for extra heat)
      Combine these for a tangy, spicy kick that’s perfect for those who like a little heat.
  3. Garlic Herb Delight
    • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon of dried rosemary
    • 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
      This savory mix is great for a more refined, herby flavor that pairs well with cheese and wine.
  4. Honey Mustard Twist
    • 1 tablespoon of honey (drizzle over almonds after roasting)
    • 1/2 teaspoon of mustard powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
    • A pinch of salt
      The sweet and tangy combination of honey and mustard offers a unique and delicious flavor profile.
  5. Maple and Sea Salt
    • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (drizzle over almonds after roasting)
    • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
      This simple yet elegant seasoning perfectly balances sweetness and saltiness, ideal for a sophisticated snack.

🪄 Recipe Notes & Tips

  • Watch the Time: Almonds can go from perfectly roasted to burnt in a flash, so keep an eye on them, especially towards the end of the cooking time.
  • Stirring is Key: Don’t forget to give the almonds a good stir or shake halfway through the roasting process. This ensures even roasting and prevents any from getting too toasty on one side.
  • Portion Control: Almonds are nutritious but remember they’re also high in calories. Enjoy them in moderation for a healthy snack.

🫙 Storage Instructions

  • Airtight Container: Make sure your almonds are completely cool, and then store them in an air-tight container or a sealed mason jar. This keeps them fresh and crunchy. They last for at least 2 weeks, depending on the freshness of your almonds.
  • Room Temperature or Fridge: Keep them in a cool, dry place. They can also be stored in the refrigerator if you want them to last even longer.
  • Freezing Option: For long-term storage, you can freeze the almonds. Just pop this delicious snack in a freezer bag, and they’ll stay fresh for 6 months.
Overhead photo of roasted almonds in an air fryer.

🍽️ What Can I Serve With Air Fryer Roasted Almonds?

On the Side

  • Fresh Fruit: Pair these almonds with some fresh fruit for a delicious and healthy snack.
  • Yogurt or Ice Cream: Sprinkle them over your favorite yogurt or ice cream for added crunch and flavor. Roasted nuts and sliced banana over Greek yogurt is my go-to late-night treat!

As a Part of a Meal

  • Salads: Toss them into salads for a nutty crunch. My Pickled Beet Salad is perfect for this!
  • Charcuterie Boards: These almonds are a fantastic addition to any charcuterie board, adding a savory, crunchy element that complements cheeses and fruits. Might as well make some Bacon Roses to go with the cheese and nuts!

Great Snack Ideas

  • Trail Mix: Mix them with other nuts, dried fruits, and seeds to create a custom trail mix. I like to sneak a few dark chocolate chips in there too. For the kids, of course!
  • On-the-Go Snack: Keep a small container in your bag for a quick, healthy snack on the go.

❓ Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use pre-roasted almonds for this recipe?

It’s best to use raw almonds for this recipe to control the flavor and texture. Pre-roasted almonds might become too dry or burnt.

Are these almonds keto-friendly?

Yes! Almonds are low in carbs and high in healthy fats, making them great for a keto diet. Just be mindful of the seasonings to keep them keto-friendly. They’re also paleo and Whole30 compliant.

Can I double this recipe?

Sure! Just make sure to roast the almonds in batches to maintain a single layer in the air fryer for even cooking.

Can I use different nuts in this recipe?

Definitely! This method works well with other types of nuts like pecans, walnuts, or cashews. Just adjust the cooking time as needed.

How can I make these almonds sweeter without adding sugar?

You can use natural sweeteners like stevia or a drizzle of honey or maple syrup for a sugar-free sweet version.

Close up of roasted almonds.

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Overhead photo of air fryer roasted almonds in a white bowl.

How to Roast Almonds in an Air Fryer

Bethany Galloway
This Air Fryer Roasted Almonds recipe is perfect for those looking for a healthy, convenient snack that's packed with flavor. You can switch up the seasonings to fit any mood or occasion, from cozy movie nights to elegant gatherings. Plus, with its easy preparation and quick cooking time, roasting almonds in an air fryer is an ideal choice for busy lifestyles looking for a nutritious snack option.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 7 servings
Calories 165 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g whole raw almonds (1.5-2 cups)
  • Spray oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 200°C/390°F.
  • Spray olive oil in the basket of your air fryer, add the raw nuts in a single layer, and then spray a little more oil over the nuts.
    Raw almonds in an air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 6 minutes, stirring or shaking the basket halfway through. Add an extra minute or two if needed at the end.
    Stirring almonds in an air fryer with a wooden spoon.
  • Remove the toasted almonds from the air fryer, spread them out on a baking sheet, and allow them to cool for 5-10 minutes before eating.

Notes

  1. Watch the Time: Almonds can go from perfectly roasted to burnt in a flash, so keep an eye on them, especially towards the end of the cooking time.
  2. Stirring is Key: Don’t forget to give the almonds a good stir or shake halfway through the roasting process. This ensures even roasting and prevents any from getting too toasty on one side.
  3. Oil Choices: Using a spray oil helps control the amount of oil used, making it a healthier option. Olive oil is great, but you can also use other healthy oils like coconut or almond oil.
  4. Portion Control: Almonds are nutritious but remember they’re also high in calories. Enjoy them in moderation for a healthy snack.

Storage:

  • Airtight Container: Make sure your almonds are completely cool, and then store them in an air-tight container or a sealed mason jar. This keeps them fresh and crunchy. They last for at least 2 weeks, depending on the freshness of your almonds.
  • Room Temperature or Fridge: Keep them in a cool, dry place. They can also be stored in the refrigerator if you want them to last even longer.
  • Freezing Option: For long-term storage, you can freeze the almonds. Just pop this delicious snack in a freezer bag, and they’ll stay fresh for 6 months.

Flavor Ideas:

  1. Classic Cinnamon Sugar
    • 1 tablespoon of sugar
    • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
    • A pinch of salt
      Mix these ingredients in a mixing bowl and sprinkle over your almonds before roasting. This combination gives a sweet and warm flavor that’s hard to resist. You may need to add an extra minute or two to the cooking time.
  2. Spicy Chili Lime
    • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon of lime zest
    • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
    • A pinch of cayenne pepper (optional for extra heat)
      Combine these for a tangy, spicy kick that’s perfect for those who like a little heat.
  3. Garlic Herb Delight
    • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon of dried rosemary
    • 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
      This savory mix is great for a more refined, herby flavor that pairs well with cheese and wine.
  4. Honey Mustard Twist
    • 1 tablespoon of honey (drizzle over almonds after roasting)
    • 1/2 teaspoon of mustard powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
    • A pinch of salt
      The sweet and tangy combination of honey and mustard offers a unique and delicious flavor profile.
  5. Maple and Sea Salt
    • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (drizzle over almonds after roasting)
    • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
      This simple yet elegant seasoning perfectly balances sweetness and saltiness, ideal for a sophisticated snack.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 6gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.004gSodium: 0.3mgPotassium: 209mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 0.3IUCalcium: 77mgIron: 1mg
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