Roasted Salted Almonds

Roasted salted almonds are super easy to make at home. Three ingredients, the oven, and done! A healthy snack that’s cheaper if you make them yourself.

Roasted salted almonds in a white bowl.

I can usually find raw almonds at half the price of roasted ones. So why wouldn’t I make them myself? It’s way more cost-effective and definitely tastier. The only problem is being able to get to them before my family eats them all.

Why You’ll Love This

A budget-friendly snack that everyone enjoys!


  • Almonds – Whole raw almonds.
  • Butter – Unsalted butter. If using salted butter cut back on the salt in this recipe. If you prefer you can use olive oil.
  • Salt – Kosher salt. If using table salt cut the amount in half.
Butter salted raw almonds on sheet pan.

How to Make Roasted Salted Almonds

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Toss the almonds and melted butter together in a bowl. Spread almonds out evenly on a baking sheet, sprinkle with the salt.

Roasted salted almonds on sheet pan.

Roast for 5 minutes, give them a toss and roast another 5-10 minutes.

Watch them closely they will burn very quickly. When they are fragrant and golden they are done.

Roasted salted almonds in an oval white serving dish.

You can place them on paper towels to cool and drain. I don’t bother with this step.


Swap up the flavoring in this roasted almonds recipe.

  • Salt and Pepper Almonds – Add 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper.
  • BBQ Almonds – Use about 1 tablespoon of barbecue rub.
  • Smoky Roasted Almonds – Add chipotle chili powder or smoked paprika.
Roasted salted almonds in a single serving white ramekin.

Taste once cooled, add extra salt if desired.

Roasted salted almonds in a single serving white ramekin with large serving dish in background.

Roasted salted almonds are an easy healthy snack or they are a great cocktail party snack.

Do you need to soak almonds before roasting?

No. Some people do try and make them softer, and maybe less bitter. But it is not necessary, there really is no notable difference.


When completely cooled store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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Roasted salted almonds in a white bowl.

Roasted Salted Almonds Recipe

Roasted Salted Almonds – Way more cost effective and definitely tastier. Easiest recipe ever!
4.67 from 18 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almonds, keto, low carb, roasted, salted
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Leigh Harris


  • 3 cups raw almonds
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Preheat the oven the 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl, toss the almonds and melted butter to coat.
  • Spread the almonds on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the salt. (start with 1/2 teaspoon)
  • Bake 5 minutes, stir the almonds and bake another 5-10 minutes.
  • Watch closely, almonds will burn quickly.
  • Remove from the oven to paper towels to cool and drain, if desired.
  • Cool completely, about 30 minutes.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg

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