How to Roast Almonds


Compared to other tree nuts, almonds are packed with vitamin E and calcium – helping to maintain heart health and the structure of bones and teeth.


Before you jump into roasting almonds, don’t forget to start with a pack of high quality natural almonds. Our Australian Natural Almonds are sourced from South Australia, contain 22.9g of protein per 100g serving and are packed full of crunchy goodness. Grab a pack here and use the code “ILOVEALMONDS” for free shipping!

How to Roast Almonds?

You have eaten your fair share of Almonds, now you’re wanting to roast them yourself? Then look no further! Roasting Almonds at home is fun, easy and something that everyone can do. Create unique creations in mere minutes by using spices, seasonings and oil for truly delicious results every time.

Oven Baked

Oven baking Almonds is a great technique that requires minimal work.

  • Step one is to heat your oven to 180°C so that you have enough heat for roasting.
  • From there, line a baking pan with greased paper and spread the Almonds in a single layer on top.
  • Roast for five to ten minutes, shaking your dish regularly to ensure that the nuts don’t burn. You’ll know when the process is complete because the almonds will turn golden brown in colour and release a delectable aroma.
  • Simply empty the baked goodies onto a cutting board or dish for cooling and they’ll be ready to eat in no time!
Pan Cooked
  • Pour Almonds into a stainless steel skillet and cook over medium heat. Continuously stir until they turn golden brown and fill the room with a nutty smell.
  • Allow around three to five minutes for this process and remove from the pan to cool once finished.
  • Tip – Keep everything moving to avoid burning and remember that the Almonds will continue cooking slightly even after they have been removed from the heat.
  • If you’re handling small batches and want to roast almonds quickly, then this method is for you.
    Spread the Almonds in a single layer on a microwaveable plate that is lined with paper towel.
  • Pour 1.5 teaspoons of melted butter or vegetable oil over the top and toss evenly to ensure a consistent coating.
  • Cook on high for one minute and then stir, before continuing the process in one minute increments until you are left with golden brown nuts and a fragrant smell.

Note, cooking times may vary based on the power of your microwave. This method can take anywhere from three to five minutes overall.

Storing Roasted Almonds and Raw Almonds

Roasted Almonds in an airtight container can be stored for up to a year in the fridge or freezer, which means that you can literally enjoy delicious, healthy treats all year round. As for their raw counterparts? They can be kept in an airtight container for up to two years and even longer when frozen.

To roast or not to roast?

When it comes to taste, Roasted Almonds boast a rich, flavourful taste that is popular in households all across Australia. Raw almonds on the other hand, have a light, buttery flavour that provides a great crunch. In terms of nutritional value, natural almonds and roasted almonds share similar levels of fat, protein and carbs. The main difference being that almonds roasted in oil hold slightly more fat because of the cooking process. Due to their density, this amounts to very little oil absorption (roughly 2-5%).

When it comes to choosing between the two? There’s no going wrong! And if you don’t want to roast them yourself, try our Dry Roasted Almonds

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To bring all of  these amazing recipe ideas to life, shop online with J.C.’s Quality Foods. We pride ourselves on supporting Aussie households and will always be there to meet your need for delicious and healthy products. Contact our friendly team to find out more.
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Compared to other tree nuts, almonds are packed with vitamin E and calcium – helping to maintain heart health and the structure of bones and teeth.

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