Enjoy roasted almonds in minutes—they are toasty, flavorful, and crunchy, making this treat ideal for the festive season! I always make this recipe around Christmas time. It brings back happy memories of my time living in Chicago, especially the nostalgic aroma of roasted almonds when I passed by the Christkindlmarket in the wintertime. My recipe is SUPER easy to make, and you can have fun experimenting with different flavor combinations!

Tree nuts are special, and almonds are no exception. Almonds are nutrient-rich, providing a good source of fiber, magnesium, and omega-3s. Additionally, they are high in protein, which keeps you satisfied for longer. Almonds are an excellent food for the brain, improving memory and cognition while also supporting gut and heart health.

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Sesame & Maple Roasted Almonds

These roasted almonds have the perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors with an added crunch.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Snack
Servings 6


  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 baking tray
  • parchment paper


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp raw sesame seeds
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 tsp avocado oil optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a medium bowl, mix the maple syrup, salt, avocado oil, and cayenne pepper.
  • Next, add the almonds to the bowl and toss until fully coated. Transfer the mixture to a toxic-free baking tray or parchment-lined baking tray. 
  • Place the baking sheet with the mixture in the middle rack of the oven for about 5 minutes (you can also use an air fryer). 
  • Then, remove the baking tray with the mixture and add the sesame seeds. Toss to coat and roast in the oven for another 5-7 minutes (or until lightly golden).
  • The roasted almonds will continue to cook after being removed from the oven. The mixture may still look wet but will harden as it cools. Enjoy!
Keyword christmas, holiday, maple syrup, roasted almonds, sesame seeds
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