Snacking between meals just gets easier if you know how to roast almonds. This article gives you an insight into roasting almonds.

How To Roast Almonds

Did you know that almonds were considered a fertility charm in the olden days and newlywed couples were showered with these? Interesting isn’t it? Almonds are such healthy and nutritious food, but it does get boring eating plain almonds. To make it more delicious snacks, why not roast your almonds! Roasted almonds can be added to any dish and they can be eaten whenever you wish. All you need to know is how to roast them because you don’t want to spend money buying roasted almonds! If you know the recipe, roasting almonds at home is quite easy. Roasted almonds bring out the nutty crunch and aromatic flavour in food, be it cereal or cookies or salads or even a curry. Also the beauty of roasted almonds is that they are so addictive, you will keep popping them into your mouth and there’s nothing so terrible about that since its good for health! So to make these tasty roasted almonds at home, read on.
Roasting Almonds

Using A Microwave
  • Take a microwave safe dish and place about half a cup of almonds in them.
  • Add 1tsp butter to this dish.
  • Microwave on 100% for about 2min. Mix the butter and almonds together again and let it roast for another 3mins.
  • Keep checking on the almonds so that you don’t burn them.
  • Roasted almonds are dark brownish in colour.
Using An Oven
  • Preheat the oven to 350oF and place an aluminum foil on a dish.
  • Spread the almonds out on to the foil and place them in the oven.
  • Sprinkle a little vegetable oil on the surface so that the almonds don’t stick to the foil while roasting.
  • Set the oven to around 360oF and time it for around 8min.
  • Take out the dish by itself and let the almonds cool in the foil for some time.
  • Freshly roasted almonds smell delicious and you could add a seasoning of your choice such as honey to make it more delicious.
  • Honey roasted almonds will attract everyone and your kids will definitely love to munch on it.
  • Refrigerate this and the honey will crust on the surface and it will be a nice snack and delicious too! 
Using The Stove
  • If you don’t have a microwave or an oven, you can still roast almonds on the stove. Look how easy it has been made!
  • Take a non stick pan, so the almonds can’t stick to the base.
  • Add almonds such that it forms a single layer. Avoid taking too many almonds because it will roast unevenly then.
  • On a medium flame, start roasting the almonds. Keep mixing and stir occasionally to roast it uniformly.
  • Within a few minutes you will see that the colour of the skin has turned dark brown and the almonds are releasing a typical aroma.
  • Let the almonds cool before you remove them. Remember slightly cooled, fresh almonds taste better than burning hot ones.
  • Almonds cooked this way, without any oil is called dry roasting.

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