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Roasted Almond Recipes: 5 Delicious Ideas to Try

Posted on June 10th, 2024

Roasted almonds are a delightful and nutritious ingredient that can elevate a variety of dishes.

Their rich flavor and satisfying crunch make them a favorite among chefs and home cooks alike.

In this article, we will share five delicious roasted almond recipes that you can easily try at home.

These recipes will not only tantalize your taste buds but also add a nutritious twist to your meals.

What Are Roasted Almonds?

Roasted almonds are almonds that have been cooked at high temperatures to bring out their natural flavors and enhance their crunchiness.

This process not only intensifies their taste but also makes them a versatile ingredient in various recipes.

Roasted almonds in the shell retain their natural oils and flavors, making them an excellent choice for snacking and cooking.

Benefits and Versatility

The benefits of roasted almonds are numerous. They are packed with healthy fats, protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals.

Including roasted almonds in your diet can help improve heart health, aid in weight management, and provide a quick source of energy.

Their versatility means they can be used in both savory and sweet dishes, adding texture and a rich, nutty flavor.

Delicious Recipes Using Roasted Almonds in the Shell

Almond-Crusted Chicken

One of the best ways to enjoy roasted almonds in the shell is by using them as a coating for chicken breasts. This recipe combines finely crushed roasted almonds with breadcrumbs and spices to create a crunchy, flavorful crust.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup roasted almonds in the shell, finely crushed
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine the crushed roasted almonds, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Dip each chicken breast in the beaten eggs, then coat with the almond mixture.
  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sear the chicken breasts for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  5. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Serve hot with your favorite sides.

Almond and Herb Stuffing

Roasted almonds add a unique texture and flavor to this herb stuffing recipe. It's a perfect side dish for any meal, especially during the holiday season.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup roasted almonds in the shell, finely crushed
  • 4 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, crushed almonds, celery, onion, parsley, sage, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add the vegetable broth and melted butter, stirring until well combined.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and crispy.
  6. Serve warm as a side dish.

Almond and Fruit Salad

This refreshing salad combines mixed greens, fresh fruits, and crumbled roasted almonds, all tossed in a light vinaigrette. It's a perfect balance of flavors and textures.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups mixed greens (spinach, arugula, etc.)
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup roasted almonds in the shell, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed greens, strawberries, blueberries, and crumbled almonds.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper to make the vinaigrette.
  3. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and toss gently to coat.
  4. Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese if desired.
  5. Serve immediately.

Roasted Almond and Chocolate Bark

This simple yet decadent treat combines the richness of dark chocolate with the crunch of roasted almonds. It's perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup roasted almonds in the shell, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler or microwave, stirring until smooth.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet and spread it into an even layer.
  4. Sprinkle the crushed roasted almonds and sea salt over the chocolate.
  5. Allow the chocolate to set at room temperature or refrigerate until firm.
  6. Break into pieces and enjoy.

Almond and Oat Energy Bars

These homemade energy bars are perfect for a healthy, on-the-go snack. They are packed with protein, healthy fats, and the delicious flavor of roasted almonds.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup roasted almonds in the shell, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, honey, peanut butter, crushed almonds, and vanilla extract.
  2. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.
  3. Press the mixture into a greased 8x8-inch pan, spreading it evenly.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until set.
  5. Cut into bars and enjoy.

Introducing Tom's Chocolates

At Tom's Chocolates, based in Seattle, Washington, we take pride in our artisan luxury chocolatier expertise.

We offer high-quality roasted almonds in the shell, perfect for a variety of culinary applications.

We believe that the key to creating exceptional chocolates and confections lies in using the best ingredients.

That's why our roasted almonds are carefully selected and roasted to perfection, delivering a rich, nutty flavor and satisfying crunch.

Wrapping Up

Roasted almonds in the shell are a versatile and delicious ingredient that can enhance a wide range of recipes.

From savory dishes like almond-crusted chicken and almond and herb stuffing to sweet treats like roasted almond and chocolate bark, these nuts add flavor, texture, and nutritional benefits to your meals.

We encourage you to experiment with roasted almonds in your own recipes and discover the delightful possibilities they offer.

For the finest roasted almonds in the shell, look no further than Tom's Chocolates.

Our premium roasted almonds are perfect for adding flavor, texture, and nutritional benefits to your favorite dishes.

To place an order or learn more about our products, reach out to us at [email protected].

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