Roasted Garlic Rosemary Almonds

My whole family loves nuts…. I mean LOVES NUTS!  When my husband and I married, my god-mother roasted mixed nuts instead of buying them…. like pounds and pounds of them!  They were SO GOOD!!! We had quite a few leftover, so we snacked on them thru our entire honeymoon!!! Sweet memories!

Nuts… A Healthy Snack

garlic rosemary almonds

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It can sometimes be difficult to find a snack that is healthy, delicious, and satisfying.  But nuts are a good option and they have many healthy benefits!  First, they are high in fiber and protein, both of those keep you feeling fuller for longer.  Nuts also contain omega-3 fats, plant sterols, L-arginine, unsaturated fats, and vitamin E which can improve your heart health!  I love that my husband and kids like nuts, at least that is one snack I can feel good about!

A few years ago, I started buying flavored almonds in little cans at the grocery store.  They were delicious, and I figured a better option than chips or sweets, but over time, I realized that often the flavors were artificial (sometimes they even added in artificial sweeteners that I wouldn’t want to eat!) and they were much more expensive than what I could make at home myself!

 A Simple Homemade Snack: Roasted Garlic Rosemary Almonds

Then, I happened upon a recipe for Rosemary Almonds, and after tweaking it a little for my own taste, and I had a winner! I have found several recipes for flavored nuts over the years, but this one is one of my very favorites! These almonds are always a hit when I share them. Sometimes, I even give jars of them as gifts!

garlic rosemary almonds

This recipe involves roasting the almonds in the oven with a small amount of oil.  Roasting is my favorite way to eat any kind of nut, it deepens their flavor and makes them more crunchy (read delicious!).  Roasting nuts in a recipe before adding in can make a world of difference in your finished dish!

The recipe is super easy, I don’t even dirty up a bowl!  I just pour the almonds out on the pan and dump everything on top and mix with my hands!  All done in about 20 minutes!  The original recipe calls for 2 cups of almonds, but I double it because these almonds don’t last long at my house!

The original recipe does not call for any garlic, but I love the flavor of garlic in almost anything!  And I’m a little bit of a wimp when it comes to heat!  So I cut the cayenne down significantly, but you can adjust it to your liking.

Snacks & More!

These almonds are great for snacking, but I also enjoy them on my salads!  They also make a good gift… maybe during the holidays when everyone is being bombarded with sweets (which, I confess, I love!), you could gift these yummy, easy-to-make garlic rosemary almonds as a healthier snacking option!

Garlic Rosemary Almonds

These delicious, savory almonds make a great snack or salad topping!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic rosemary almonds
Servings: 16 servings


  • 4 cups raw almonds
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or oil of choice, I also use grapeseed oil
  • 4 tbsp rosemary, dried
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne powder use up to 2 tsp depending on you preference


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Place the almonds on a large sheet pan (I use a jelly roll pan)
  • Pour the oil and spices on top of the almonds
  • Mix thoroughly with your hands making sure to coat each almond.
  • Bake almonds for approximately 15 minutes or until color deepens. Stir half way thru the 15 minutes and place back in oven.
  • Allow the almonds to rest until cool. They will taste chew, not crispy until they are completely cooled.

Recipe Adapted from See & Savour.

I hope that you enjoy this delicious recipe for Roasted Garlic Rosemary Almonds!  If you try it, let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Garlic Rosemary Almonds



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