These Spiced Almonds are a delicious addition to your salads and also make a great snack! Be careful though. Roasted Spiced Almonds are strangely addictive. A bowl of these will disappear in a flash, so make sure that you make enough if you are entertaining.
Of all the foods I would be lost without, I’d have to say nuts would be near the top of my list. (Wine and coffee don’t count as foods, right?)
They make near-daily appearances in my salads and are also my go-to snack.
I often buy my nuts raw, and I’m quite happy to eat them this way. However, being a salty girl, I enjoy them much more when they are seasoned.
The problem is that most commercially prepared nuts have ingredients in them that are questionable. And they aren’t exactly budget-friendly. (Especially when there are teen and tween boys involved.)
Lately, I’ve been playing around with various nut seasonings, and it has become a regular thing around our house. It is so simple to do in the slow cooker, and I love that I’m saving money AND in control of every ingredient that goes into them.
These Spicy Slow Cooker Almonds make a great snack. They are the kind of thing you want to have on hand when you are entertaining or during the holidays when house guests arrive. I always feel so on the ball when I have homemade snacks like this.
(No one needs to know you spent all of 5 minutes on them!)
Seriously guys. This is one of the easiest snack recipes ever.
By the way, if you are looking to make a salad special this is a great way to accomplish that! I especially like these with a soft cheese like goat cheese and a little sweetness from fresh or dried fruit.
Tools for Making this Spiced Almonds Recipe:
These Spicy Slow Cooker Almonds are a delicious addition to your salads and also make a great snack! This slow cooker snack recipe is one you will love!
- Place the lid on your slow cooker and turn to high.
Heat for 25 minutes. Add almonds, oil, garlic, paprika, onion powder, sea salt and ground pepper.
Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 hours, stirring often.
- Turn heat to high and cook uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring often. Serve warm or cool.
Variations for Spiced Almonds
- In place of the smoked paprika and onion powder add in 1 1/2 tablespoons dried rosemary.
- In place of the smoked paprika and onion powder add 1 tablespoon fresh minced thyme and 1 tablespoon fresh minced rosemary.
- Omit the paprika and onion powder and use 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground all spice and a pinch of cayenne pepper.