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Olive Oil Roasted Almonds Recipe

My days pretty much all the look the same. I get up before the sun with my son – he usually wakes me up between 5AM and 6AM.  

Then it is pretty much coffee-coffee-coffee until my daughter wakes up around 7. Everyone gets breakfast, we all play a little, and then little man goes down for a nap.

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My daughter and I hang out while he sleeps, and we get dressed and ready for the day. He wakes up, we all have a quick snack and we’re out the door. 

Our destination changes, but we all need to get out of the house during this time of day. Then we rush home for lunch around noon and the kids are down for naps by 1:30. 

I work-work-work during their naps and then I crash at 3 p.m.

What is it about 3:00 in the afternoon? I just want to crawl back into bed and hide, but the fact of the matter is that there is dinner to be made and kids who need attention. 

I truly believe the culprit many times is that I am lacking protein and need a little snack. I love having snacks like these olive oil roasted almonds around. 

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They are filling, healthy and give me that little boost I need to get my butt into the kitchen to make dinner.

And the best thing is – they couldn’t be easier to make. Just toss the almonds with some extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and a little cayenne and roast until they are golden brown and fragrant. 

It only takes 20 minutes! Store them in an airtight container and you’re all ready for snacking. 

These would also be great for after the kids go to bed. Something tells me they’d be terrific with a cold, frothy adult beverage. Just a hunch.

If almonds aren’t your thing, you might want to get your snack on with homemade cheez-its, quick sweet potato chips, or peanut butter lover’s trail mix. 

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Olive Oil Roasted Almonds Recipe

Rachel Gurk
Olive oil roasted almonds are the perfect while-you’re-cooking snack. Pour a glass of wine and nibble while you get dinner ready.
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 12 1/4 cup
Calories 226.71 kcal


  • 3 Whole Raw Almonds
  • 2 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Sea Salt fine
  • 0.25 Ground Cayenne Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, toss together all ingredients until almonds are well coated.
  • Spread into a single layer on a large baking sheet.
  • Roast for 10 minutes , stir, and continue roasting for another 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Watch carefully as they can burn quickly.
  • Cool completely on baking sheet before storing in an airtight container.


Calories: 226.71kcalCarbohydrates: 7.27gProtein: 7.75gFat: 20.42gSaturated Fat: 1.42gSodium: 194.02mgFiber: 4.25gSugar: 1.75g
Keyword Almonds, Easy, Nuts, Party Food, Quick, Roasted, Snacks
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