Barbecue Roasted Almonds
If you’re following a Whole30 diet plan or you’re Paleo or you just want some dang good almonds, here’s an easy recipe for Barbecue Almonds. These Barbecue Almonds will keep you on the road to success and give you an incredible snack that will honestly fill the “I want something crunchy and carby” feeling we all get. Wait, we all get that, right?
So I get that “I want a chip or cracker” feeling and I know I’m vulnerable, for the most part, I’m home alone pounding out a novel and eating anything sounds more fun than working through writer’s block. So I created these Barbecue Almonds as my pre-exercise snack. I get oils, flavor, crunch, protein and I set myself up for exercise by eating these as a snack and then heading out for a walk within the next hour. I also stay on track for my mostly Whole30 lifestyle.
Mostly Whole30 lifestyle
Now about that “mostly Whole30 lifestyle”, what’s up with that? Well, we enjoyed out Whole30 experience so much that we decided to move to 5 days full on total Whole30 and let it slack a little on weekends. So we can enjoy popcorn with our weekly movie night and maybe a corned beef hash burrito on Sunday morning. This is our first week really trying it and I am loving it. We do plan to do another whole Whole30 but for now, this is working.
- 1 cup plain almonds
- 2 teaspoons oil, if you use coconut oil just melt it first
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon tomato powder
- 1/2 teaspoon apple wood smoked salt, try alder smoked too
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, salt free
- pre-heat oven to 300˚
- mix the almonds and the oil
- spread on a cookie sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, don't burn them
- while they roast grind up your spices, now of course everything is ground already but I find smoked salt to be very course and you want it to be fine so it will cover the almonds nicely
- use a pestle and mortar or a spice grinder
- once the nuts are nicely roasted
- remove them from the oven
- pour in a clean dry shallow bowl
- sprinkle the spice mix over, them stir to combine
- pour them back on the cookie sheet and let them cool completely
- store them loosely covered to keep them crispy and crunchy
- I list roasting them at 300˚ for 20-25 minutes, you can also go higher temperature for a shorter amount of time, such as 350˚ for about 10 minutes
If you like to soak your almonds before roasting them, by all means, please do!
Where to Buy Fixings for Spicy Almonds
If you’re worried about tomato powder, onion powder or smoked salt being Whole30 just make sure you’re buying pure ingredients that are ONLY what they say they are. These are the spices I use
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Tomato Powder, (Affiliate Link!–I will make a few pennies off of Amazon if you click through and buy it)
Smoked Salt (Affiliate Link!–I will make a few pennies off of Amazon if you click through and buy it)
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