Roasted Almonds

I love smoked almonds, but sometimes they can be a little pricey. Making them yourself is not only cheaper but pretty simple too. These smoky roasted almonds have such a lovely flavour to them, along with just a little warmth from the cayenne pepper. They’re great as a snack, seriously moreish, and very easy to make. They’re the kind of snack that would go really well with a cold beer

Yield; Eight servings Cook time; 20 minutes

You’ll need;

  1. 200g whole almonds, with the skins on
  2. Two tablespoons of dairy free butter/spread. I used Flora salted plant butter
  3. One quarter of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  4. One and a half teaspoons of smoked paprika
  5. Half a teaspoon of salt
  6. Two teaspoons of liquid smoke

Method;

  • Start by preheating the oven to 180°C/160°C fan assisted. Then move on to melting the butter/spread in a small saucepan over a low-medium heat. Once it’s melted, whisk in the cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, salt and liquid smoke, until well combined
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  • Now you can set the pan aside, pop the almonds into a mixing bowl, then pour the butter mixture over them
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  • Fold the butter mixture through the almonds, so it evenly coats them
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  • Line a baking tray with foil, then lay the almonds on it in a single layer, ensuring not to overcrowd them
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  • Pop them in the oven for 15 minutes, stirring a couple of times while they roast. When they’re done set them aside to cool down. They will be fairly soft while they’re hot, but will become crunchy as they cool
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Once they’re completely cool, store them in an air tight container, they should keep for a few days

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