Spiced Almonds

Spiced Almonds, nibbles, snacks, roasted, chilli, cayenne pepper, sugar, salt,

Do you have a bucket list of dishes that you’ve never made and keep meaning to get round to? I do and one such dish (or should I say snack) was flavoured roasted nuts. I remember my mother being very impressed at a party she went to where the host made some spiced nuts and so for the last 15 years of more I’ve had that seed of a thought and never acted on it (dreadful I know). Anyhow spying a bag of unopened blanched almonds in my cupboard yesterday and not having any baking plans for them I decided to bite the bullet and make my own spiced almonds. I read up on all sorts of different recipes including a couple from the Cranks series of books and this is my version as I wanted a savoury spicy nut with a slight hint of sweetness.

Spiced Almonds, nibbles, snacks, roasted, chilli, cayenne pepper, sugar, salt,

I have to say the nuts were a huge hit here and were all eaten up – it was a miracle I had any to photograph as hubby’s paws kept reaching out for “just another one”! Then my teenage son came home from school and he gave them the big thumbs up too. My daughter wasn’t keen as she’s not a big fan of spicy snacks so that just left more for the rest of us! These nuts are seriously dangerous as you just can’t stop eating them.

So if like me you’ve never made your own spiced nuts I urge you to try it as it’s so very simple and they taste so much better than the over salted nut mixes you can buy.


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Roasted Almonds with a chilli and Tamari flavour and just a hint of sweetness. You won't be able to stop eating them!
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: British
Serves: 8 servings
  • 200g Blanched almonds
  • 1 tbsp Light olive oil
  • ⅛ tsp Hot chilli powder
  • ⅛ tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 2 pinches of salt flakes (ground between your fingers)
  • 10g Caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp Tamari soya sauce
  1. Preheat the oven to 180⁰C.
  2. In a bowl mix together the oil, spices, salt and sugar.
  3. Add the almonds and coat well.
  4. Spread a layer of almonds over a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes on the top shelf of oven.
  6. Pour the Tamari over the nuts and toss well to coat.
  7. Bake for another 10 minutes turning the nuts halfway through the cooking time or until golden and dried out.
  8. Allow to cool on tray.
  9. Serve or will keep up to 3 days in an air tight container.

For more nut inspiration you might like to try:

Sticky Honey & Sugar Coated Roasted Almonds and Pecan Nuts – Coffee & Vanilla

Spicy Roasted Cashew Nuts – Recipes from a Pantry

Coffee Candied Almonds – Fuss Free Flavours

Paprika Spiced Mixed Nuts – Farmersgirl Kitchen

Spiced Almonds, nibbles, snacks, roasted, chilli, cayenne pepper, sugar, salt,

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  1. Paul Wilson

    Is Tamari Soya Sauce different, or can you use regular?

    1. Camilla

      It is more subtle but you could use Soya Sauce, probably light best.

      1. Paul Wilson

        I’ll give it a whirl.

  2. William Gould

    I love almonds, but my wife hates them with a passion! So the only time I have them is when I buy myself some snack-pack sized packs…

    1. Camilla

      Yes we have lots of food hates here, there are usually 2 for and 2 against like dried fruit!

  3. Ursula Hunt

    I spiced peanuts with this recipe and they were good

    1. Camilla

      Ooh I must try that too as peanuts are so cheap – thanks for letting me know:-)

  4. angiehoggett

    wow I love this, nuts are my downfall!

    1. Camilla

      Me too, once you start you just can’t stop!

  5. Heather Haigh

    I just know if I made those I wouldn’t stop eating them till they were gone.

    1. Camilla

      Yes you’d be right there LOL:-)

  6. susankmann

    These look amazing. x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Susan – we’re addicted:-)

  7. Jen

    I have a loooong list of things I want to make and now I have to add these nuts to that list. Love the photos too 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Tell me about it Jen:-) Thank you:-)

  8. Jo of Jo's Kitchen

    Sounds yummy! I love anything spicy

    1. Camilla

      Thank Jo, I’m sure you’d love them:-)

  9. All That I'm Eating

    I do have a bucket list and funnily enough, my own flavoured nuts and seeds are on it too! These sound delicious Camilla.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, yes seeds would be fab too:-)

  10. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets

    I’m with you. I love keeping roasted nuts on hand for any and all occasions. I’m digging the spice blend you’ve got going on here.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Meghan – they are just far too addictive:-)

  11. Jane McColl

    These are amazing, we made these to take on a picnic and they were a hit.

    1. Camilla

      Brilliant, so glad you like them and lucky you having picnic weather:-)

  12. Maya Russell

    They look delicious – and good for you if you manage not to eat too many!

    1. Camilla


  13. Richard

    I’m not a nut lover, I never have been but my mother loves them, she’d love this recipe – I’m going to have to get some almonds to make them for her!

    1. Camilla

      Aah, what a lovely son you are:-) These nuts might just turn you!

  14. Elizabeth

    I’m afraid if I started eating these I would never stop – they look so lush! Fantastic flavours here, bookmarked!

    1. Camilla

      Exactly Elizabeth, I don’t even want to think of how many calories I scoffed that day LOL!

  15. Emily Leary

    They look delicious! Wish I had a bowl by me right now. Gorgeous photos too.

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thanks Emily that means a lot coming from such a fab photographer:-)

  16. Claire @foodiequine

    Once I started I wouldn’t be able to stop with these! Savoury nuts and crisps are my nemisis. I have a recipe somewhere that I was given for some fantastic Jack Daniels nuts that I tasted at a party but have never got around to making. On day!

    1. Camilla

      You’re like me Ckaire I can wait about 2 or 3 decades before I get around to making a recipe!

  17. Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Sounds seriously addictive, and I love it!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Patricia, yes they are seriously dangerous:-)

  18. Ursula Hunt

    Almond are so good for you but i would prefer them this way

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ursula – maybe a bit too moreish this way LOL

  19. Laura@howtocookgoodfood

    I love spiced nuts, especially with a glass of Sherry. These sound like would be very moreish indeed!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Laura – yes perfect with a little tipple:-)

  20. tiggerific1973

    I love almonds and spice, thank you 🙂

  21. Margot @ Coffee & Vanilla

    Love the idea of adding some spice to the nuts, have this on my bucket list for a very long time as well, along with the sweet coated nuts which I only made last week… Thank you for mentioning my sticky nuts 😉

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Margot – we get round to these things eventually don’t we:-)

  22. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    I keep meaning to make honey roasted nuts and never get round to it.

    1. Camilla

      There’s always something isn’t there Bintu:-)

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