Chili Toasted Almonds
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This recipe can easily be doubled, and the heat level controlled by the amount and kind of ground chili you use.
Recipe type: Snacks, Appetizers
Serves: 8 ounces
  • 8 ounces raw whole almonds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon granulated onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon ground chipotle peppers [or other ground chili of your choice]
  1. Preheat the oven to 400ยบ
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the almonds and oil, until all of the nuts are coated with the oil. You can do this directly on the baking sheet as well.
  3. Spread the oil coated almonds on a heavy baking sheet and place in the preheated oven.
  4. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
  5. Toast for 5 minutes then stir the almonds and return to the oven.
  6. Toast another 5 minutes. The almonds should be giving off a nice toasty aroma by now. If not, stir again and toast another 3 or 4 minutes.
  7. Remove baking sheet from the oven, stir the almonds, and shake the spice and salt mixture over them. Stir to even season the nuts.
  8. Return the pan to the oven for another 2 minutes.
  9. Cool the nuts completely before storing in a tightly sealed container.
Recipe by The Creekside Cook at