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Air Fryer Roasted Almonds are an easy way to take plain nuts and turn them into toasty deliciousness! Three simple ingredients and made in the Air Fryer in just minutes!

Toasted nuts are perfect for holiday snacking, enjoyed on a charcuterie board, or used to elevate a recipe that calls for nuts!

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I don’t know about you, but I just love coming up with new air fryer recipes. It’s such a great kitchen appliance to use and makes food so very delicious and crisp.

If you enjoy cooking in yours and want to try out new ways to cook in yours, here are a few favorites of mine.

Enjoy these Air Fryer Texas Garlic Toast, Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes, or Corn Ribs – more are being added all the time.

Roasting Almonds in the Air Fryer is no exception! It’s an easy recipe you will be making time and time again! Who doesn’t love grabbing a handful of almonds for a healthy snack?

Ingredient Notes

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  • Almonds: Make sure your almonds are fresh for the best results.
  • Olive Oil or Melted Butter: Using a fat gives the almonds a nice sheen and toasty flavor when cooking. If using melted salted butter you can omit salt when roasting.
  • Salt (optional): Salt is optional when toasting. I recommend using fine sea salt, kosher salt, or Himalayan pink salt. Then you can garnish with a little added coarse flake salt when serving if desired.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Other Nuts: You can use any nut you like. Pecans, walnuts, peanuts, and pistachios are great other options. You can also roast a mixture of nuts.
  • Smoky & Spicy: Add smoked paprika, chili powder, and a pinch of red pepper or cayenne pepper.
  • Garlic: Toss with olive oil or butter and some garlic powder for garlicky roasted almonds.
  • Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Nuts: Make them crunchy air-fryer cinnamon almonds by coating them in cinnamon and white sugar or brown sugar.
  • Try other flavored oils you enjoy: These are delicious with a little sesame oil or flavored olive oil.
  • Add honey or maple syrup as a sweetener and air fry with a teaspoon of salt.

How To Make Air Fryer Roasted Almonds

Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact ingredients and full recipe instructions!

PREP: Preheat the air fryer to 325°F.

COAT: In a small bowl, add the almonds, olive oil or melted butter, and salt. Stir almonds until well-coated.

ROAST: Place whole raw almonds in the air fryer basket in a single layer and roast for 5 minutes. Give the basket a good shake every 2 minutes, until golden and toasted.

COOL: Let the roasted almonds completely cook before storing

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Tips

  • Raw Almonds can be bought in bulk and stored in the freezer for 18 to 24 months.
  • Fry in a single layer: You want to place almonds in a single layer with room for hot air to circulate. Most air fryers will accommodate the cup and a half, however, sizes vary.
  • Almonds, or any nuts for that matter, can go from done to burnt really quickly. So stay with them and check on them every 2 minutes. They will be a little darker in color, have a nutty aroma, and are still a little soft in the center. They will harden back up and become crunchy once cooled.
  • Don’t store them in an airtight container until they are completely cooled.
A scoop of roasted almonds being poured into a neutral bowl set on a beige cloth.
A bowl of roasted almonds with coarse salt being sprinkled onto them with a gold spoon.

Recipe FAQ’s

Can I use other nuts besides almonds?

Yes, of course, use the raw nut of your choice! This recipe will work well with all kinds of nuts. Pecans, walnuts, cashews, macadamia, peanuts, or a mix all work great.

Can I make Roasted Salted Almonds in the Oven?

Absolutely. Roasting almonds or any type of nut toast well in the oven. Roast at 350°F for about 5 – 10 minutes. Follow this How to Toast Pecans (nuts) for oven instructions.

How far ahead of time can I make roasted nuts?

Once your toasted almonds have fully cooled, store them in an airtight container. They will keep well at room temperature for 1 week.

How to Serve Roasted Nuts

Roasted Almonds are a great snack really anytime all by themselves, or served with cubed cheese and fruit. They can also be a great addition to many recipes. Here are a few ways to try them.

  • Toasted almonds go so nicely in green salads.
  • On oven-roasted veggies to give them extra crunch, like these Brussels Sprouts
  • Add to your favorite tuna or chicken salad.
  • Enjoy them for breakfast chopped over your cereal or oatmeal.
  • Puree the roasted salted almonds to make a wonderful almond butter spread that is delicious on crackers, smeared over toast, or on a warm muffin.
  • Roasted nuts are delicious in baked goods or as a topping on an iced cake, like a Southern Red Velvet Cake.
  • And don’t forget they are great in a Chex Mix or trail mix!
A bowl of air fryer roasted almonds sprinkled with set on a neutral napkin with a white bowl filled with coarse salt in the background.

How to Store

Always remember to let air fryer almonds cool completely before storing them.

  • STORE: Place in an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to a week or in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 months.
  • FREEZE: If you would like to keep them longer, freeze them in a freezer-safe airtight container for up to 6 months.
  • THAW: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight after freezing before eating.

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Air Fryer Roasted Almonds

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Nikki Lee
Air Fryer Roasted Almonds are an easy way to take plain nuts and turn them into toasty deliciousness! Three simple ingredients and made in the Air Fryer in just minutes!
Toasted nuts are perfect for holiday snacking, enjoyed on a charcuterie board, or used to elevate a recipe that calls for nuts!
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Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ cups raw almonds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or melted butter
  • 1-2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • PREP: Preheat the air fryer to 325°F.
  • COAT: In a small bowl, add the almonds, olive oil or melted butter, and salt. Stir until well-coated.
  • ROAST: Place the coated whole raw almonds in the air fryer basket in a single layer and roast for 5 minutes, shaking and checking on the almonds every 2 minutes until golden and toasted.
  • COOL: Let the roasted almonds completely cool before storing in an airtight container.

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Notes

  • Fry in a single layer: You want them mostly in a single layer with room for air to circulate. Most air fryers will accommodate the cup and a half, however, sizes vary.
  • Almonds, or any nuts for that matter, can go from done to burnt really quickly. So stay with them and check on them every 2 minutes. They will be a little darker in color, have a nutty aroma, and are still a little soft in the center. They will harden back up and become crunchy once cooled.
  • Don’t store them in an airtight container until they are completely cooled.
Storage Tips
  • STORE: Place in an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to a week or in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 months.
  • FREEZE: If you would like to keep them longer, freeze them in a freezer-safe airtight container for up to 6 months.
  • THAW: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight after freezing before eating.
 

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving Calories: 228kcal (11%) Carbohydrates: 8g (3%) Protein: 8g (16%) Fat: 20g (31%) Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Monounsaturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 0.01g Sodium: 388mg (17%) Potassium: 262mg (7%) Fiber: 4g (17%) Sugar: 2g (2%) Vitamin A: 0.4IU Calcium: 96mg (10%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are fantastic! I love snacking on almonds and prefer to flavor and roast them myself. The air fryer puts a wonderful crisp on them!

  2. 5 stars
    I always roast my almonds on the stove, but they need lots of babysitting, I never thought about making it on the air fryer… it was such a discovery! Thank you, they turned out fantastic!

  3. 5 stars
    Oh wow! These almonds are amazing with that toasted flavor. I love how easily they come together in the air fryer and with only 3 ingredients.