How To Roast Almonds? In Pan, Oven, Airfryer
How To Roast Almonds? Roast 1 layer of almonds in the oven, twice at 175 degrees. In a pan you can toast almonds until they are a nice brown color. You can also roast almonds in the airfryer: 10 minutes at 150 degrees.
The almond is the seed of the almond tree. The tree produces drupes in which the almond is safely enclosed. The almonds are usually harvested in August. They are edible raw and very tasty roasted, but how do you roast almonds?
The almond is today seen as a superfood. It contains many important nutrients. Apart from being a superfood, almonds are very tasty with various dishes and salads. Often raw, usually roasted and whole or shaved.
When you have raw almonds, they usually still have a skin. This sheet is difficult to remove by hand. You can try but the skin is very tight around the almond. However, there is a way to skin the almonds, which is by blanching.
- Bring water to a boil in a pan.
- Prepare a bowl of ice water or cold water.
- When the water is boiling, the almonds go into the pan for 3 minutes.
- Remove them with a slotted spoon and put them in the cold water.
- Now you can peel the almonds very easily.
It’s that easy to skin almonds. However, you don’t have to skin them if you want to roast them. This only has to do with preference and taste, you can roast both almonds.
How To Roast Almonds In Oven
Roasting almonds in the oven is the most common method. The temperature is even and therefore the almonds also brown and toast evenly. You do not use oil, because there is enough oil in the almonds. This is where the name Dry-Roasted comes from.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and preheat the oven to 175 degrees.
- Place a sheet of baking paper on the tray and divide the almonds over the baking paper in 1 layer.
- Place the baking tray in the oven and roast for 4 minutes.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and turn the almonds over and place them back in the oven.
- After another 4 minutes of roasting, the almonds are ready.
- Remove the baking tray from the oven and let the almonds cool down gently on a plate.
By letting them cool down, the oil is absorbed again by the almonds. This allows them to retain a lot of flavor and get the right texture. Now add a little salt if needed.
Store the almonds in a sealed container outside the refrigerator.
Almonds Roasting Pan
Another way of roasting is in a pan. Even then you do not use oil, because the almonds have enough oil of their own.
- Heat a frying pan on the heat source and reduce the heat source to medium-high.
- Put the almonds in the pan and divide them so that there is only 1 layer in the pan.
- Keep stirring in the pan or shake the almonds regularly. This will give them a nice even brown color.
- As soon as there is a wonderful smell and the almonds are nicely browned, remove the almonds from the pan and place them on a plate to cool. This will take approximately 30 minutes.
Even now the almonds have time to absorb the released oil again. Sprinkle with a little salt if desired and store in a sealed container.
Roasting Almonds Airfryer
The airfryer also works well for toasting the almonds. It takes a while to try out what works well for your air fryer. So the temperatures and schedule times listed below are guidelines. Just try it once. What are you going to do to roast them in the airfryer?
- Preheat the airfryer if necessary and place a layer of almonds in the container.
- Set the temperature to about 150 degrees and start roasting. Do not add oil, because the almonds already have a lot of oil on their own.
- After 5 minutes, remove the container from the airfryer and turn the almonds over. Use a ladle for this. Or you just shake the bowl.
- Place the tray back and roast for another 5 minutes.
- Now check whether the almonds are in color and whether they have a nice smell, otherwise, you can roast them a little longer.
Now divide the almonds on a plate and let them cool down. This allows the almonds to absorb the oil again. They are edible after 30 minutes.
Almond shavings Roasting
Not only can we roast whole almonds, we can also roast almond shavings. Roasting almond shavings is done in the same way as described above in the pan, oven or airfryer.
The only thing to keep in mind is that the schedule times are different. This also depends on how much almond shavings you use. It’s not a lengthy cooking process, so stick with it and when it browns and starts to smell, it’s ready.
You can now also roast almond shavings without oil. Place the shavings on baking paper on the baking tray and place in a 175 degree oven. Turn the shavings regularly.
In the pan, over medium heat, turn the shavings regularly with a ladle. When it starts to discolor and smell nice, it is ready.
Also let the almond slivers rest on a plate, so that the oil can be absorbed again.
Almonds Roasting Spices
Almonds roasted with salt is already very tasty, but you can also add spices and other seasonings. this way you give the almonds your own ‘touch’!
For a spicy taste you can use chili powder or think of paprika powder. Sprinkle the almonds with powder and taste it. Otherwise, add more paprika or chili powder.
For a sweeter taste you can sprinkle them with fine powdered sugar or a little agave syrup.
Or try your own combination! Take an almond and sprinkle it with your own herbs or seasoning and taste.
Good luck roasting your almonds!