Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Roasted Smoky Almonds

Roasted Smoky Almonds

Today’s recipe is brought to you by a few things – simplicity, lack of creativity and an insatiable snack craving.

Since our move I have found myself eating fewer meals and eating small bites throughout the day.  At one point, that was said to be a good thing for you, but I’m not sure anymore….that stuff is always changing!  Almonds, though, I am sure are still in the “healthy” category.  They are a consistent staple in our pantry and they are one of my favorite snacks.

Roasted Smoky Almonds

But just plain ‘ol roasted almonds – they can get boring, right?  I mentioned on Monday that we grilled out last Saturday night – BBQ chicken – and we used a smoky seasoning that we picked up at a spice store in Fort Collins last fall.  The main ingredient in the seasoning was smoked paprika and I couldn’t get the smell out of my mind.  So what better way to get more of that deep smoky flavor than to roast it with some almonds.  Simple, salty, smoky and snacky!

Roasted Smoky Almonds

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Roasted Smoky Almonds

Yield: 2 cups

Total Time: 35 min

The perfect snack to keep on hand: simple roasted almonds with smoked paprika and liquid smoke.

Ingredients:

2 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. liquid smoke
1 tsp. smoked paprika (or other smoky seasoning mix)
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
2 cups unsalted almonds

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Whisk the olive oil, liquid smoke, paprika, sea salt, garlic salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes together until blended. Add the almonds and stir well until all of the almonds are coated.

Spread into an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

Roasted Smoky Almonds

 

41 Responses to “Roasted Smoky Almonds”

  1. #
    Tracey — April 17, 2013 @ 7:23 am

    I should make a big batch of these for my father-in-law. He loves snacking on almonds too! My snack choices are usually much less healthy 🙂

  2. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 17, 2013 @ 7:24 am

    Smoked or roasted nuts are never a bad idea. Mmmm, dangerously good, actually!

  3. #
    DessertForTwo — April 17, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    YUM! I’ve always wanted to make my own smokey nuts! Thanks 🙂

  4. #
    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — April 17, 2013 @ 7:40 am

    YUM! I can eat smoked almonds for days!! These look so yummy. (And beautiful photos!)

  5. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — April 17, 2013 @ 7:42 am

    I have a bit of a smoked paprika obsession – I’m so glad to see it in this recipe!!! Love love love smoked almonds!

  6. #
    Tieghan — April 17, 2013 @ 7:49 am

    I LOVE the favor of these. Almonds are my favorite nut, but I always just eat them plain. I can not wait to make these!

  7. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — April 17, 2013 @ 8:11 am

    I am an almond fiend (putting on my cereal every morning, wrecking havoc at the nut bowl at any party) plus snacks are my favorite food group. Healthy, flavorful, smokey…these are the total almond package Cassie!

  8. #
    marly — April 17, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    Wow, this list of ingredients sound perfect together! Can’t wait to try it out!

  9. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — April 17, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    Oh my gosh. Yesterday I ate some smoked almonds at the Mixx and nearly died. NOW I CAN. Die. Wait that doesn’t make sense.

    Anyway, these are rad.

  10. #
    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — April 17, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    I’m on a major almond kick right now! These look like the perfect matchup of smoky flavors. Yum!

  11. #
    Aggie — April 17, 2013 @ 8:54 am

    I can put down almonds like its nobody’s business, lol. These are perfect!! I could snack on them all day long.

  12. #
    Amy @Very Culinary — April 17, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    What I won’t do for a handful of nuts! Uuuum, okay…that just sounded all kinds of wrong. Seriously, I love roasted almonds as an afternoon snack. Every tired roasted chickpeas? Those are awesome too!

  13. #
    Amy @Very Culinary — April 17, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    Yikes…lots of typos in there 🙁 ^^^

  14. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 17, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    Awesome snack, Cassie! I’d love to make these for my neigborhood happy hours!

  15. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — April 17, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    What a fabulous snack idea! I love this smoky version!

  16. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — April 17, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    I need these with a cold beer, yum.

  17. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — April 17, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    I’m nuts about nuts! Sorry. Will you visit FC again so we can play in the mountains?

  18. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — April 17, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    I enjoy eating almonds throughout the day to help me stay away from other really bad foods. I could use some of these.

  19. #
    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — April 17, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    Can I just say….I’d love that bowl in front of me right now. Sounds sooooo good. I love roasted nuts. Yum!

  20. #
    natalie@thesweetslife — April 17, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    i’m totally a snacker so i love the thought of having something like this to grab while at work!

  21. #
    Tara @ Unsophisticook — April 17, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

    If I had liquid smoke in my pantry, I’d make these right now!

  22. #
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — April 17, 2013 @ 3:31 pm

    This is what I’m gonna do with that liquid smoke that’s been in my pantry for 3 years. That stuff never expires right?
    I’m thinking these almonds make great party food!

  23. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — April 17, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    Love the seasoning you added, these would make a perfect afternoon snack!

  24. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — April 17, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

    I could mindlessly eat handful after handful of smoked nuts. These look awesome.

  25. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — April 17, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    Those look amazing! and I would challenge you on that “lack of creativity” nonsense 😉 BTW, no ramblings?

  26. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 17, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

    Love these flavors! And yes, I’m sure I could eat the entire bowl without stopping!

  27. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — April 17, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

    I could eat an entire bag of almonds all by myself. Love. Love. Love.

  28. #
    Joanne — April 17, 2013 @ 6:57 pm

    I snack on almonds EVERY.DAY. Literally. But just the plain roasted salted kind. I think I need to spice…errr…smoke…them up!

  29. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — April 17, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

    I could eat every last bit of almond in that jar. I would make double the batch or even triple just so i would have an endless amount. I’m an almond fiend and I LOVE that you made these a smokey flavor. I’m obsessed!!

  30. #
    ashley - baker by nature — April 17, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

    Girl, you know I love my snacks… these would be fabulous to sneak in my bag While I’m flying to The Big Potluck 😉 Can’t wait to meet you!

  31. #
    Jess — April 18, 2013 @ 4:22 am

    These look (and sound) so good, Cassie. I kept seeing recipes for smoked paprika, and finally picked some up. It tastes delicious, but you’re so right – it’s that smoky smell that gets me every time.

  32. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — April 18, 2013 @ 6:37 am

    What’s not to love!!

  33. #
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — April 18, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    I could snack on this all day!

  34. #
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — April 18, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    I have been doing the same lately! A lot of snacking during the day then no motivation to make dinner… thats not so good. But I would snack on these ANY day! Pinning 😀

  35. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — April 18, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

    I am the snack queen and these almonds are a tasty way to mix up my granola habit.

  36. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — April 19, 2013 @ 6:35 am

    Just the perfect snack. When this day is done, I’d love a little bowl of these and a cold one!

  37. #
    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — April 22, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

    I really need to buy some liquid smoke. These sound so tasty!

  38. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — April 28, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    I don’t like plain almonds but candy them and I’m all over them. And this sounds good, too! But even better because it doesn’t have sugar. 🙂

  39. #
    Bryan — March 30, 2017 @ 1:27 pm

    NOBODY cares about your comment unless you’ve actually tried this recipe. Saying it looks yummy or you can’t wait to try it isn’t constructive at all. Seriously.

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