Who said eating healthy doesn’t taste good?! These homemade ranch roasted almonds are irresistible and full of flavor! The best part – they’re gluten free, grain free, dairy free, low carb, and healthy.
Whether you’re prepping them as a part of your healthy meal preps for you and your family or taking them to a party, I guarantee they’ll be a huge hit!
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Homemade Roasted Almonds VS Store Bought
Of course, I love snacking on raw almonds as a healthy snack throughout the week. But, sometimes I like to spice things up with these ranch roasted almonds.
Homemade Roasted Nuts
When you make your own homemade roasted nuts, you can control the ingredients, including the types of oils used as well as the amount of seasonings and salt.
Store Bought Roasted Nuts
Most store bought roasted nuts contain pro-inflammatory vegetable oils. When I make homemade roasted nuts, I use avocado oil because it has a high smoke point and doesn’t cause inflammation in the body like vegetable oils do.
Additionally, the flavored roasted nuts at the store usually contain low quality salts, added sugars, and artificial preservatives and flavors.
Ranch Roasted Almonds Ingredients
This homemade roasted nuts recipe is super simple, healthy, and sugar free.
This homemade roasted almonds recipe starts with raw, unsalted almonds. It’s important that you start with raw almonds, not pre-roasted almonds. Additionally, you can use any type of raw nuts and/or raw seeds for this recipe. The measurements will remain the same. So, feel free to make ranch flavored mixed nuts, if you want to add things like pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.
The main reason I choose to make homemade roasted almonds and nuts is because I like to control the type of oil used. As I stated earlier, most store bought roasted nuts contain pro-inflammatory vegetable oils. Instead, I’ll be using avocado oil for these ranch roasted almonds because avocado oil has a high smoke point and doesn’t cause inflammation in the body.
Homemade Ranch Seasoning
The ranch seasoning mixture for this recipe can be used when making any type of roasted nuts or seeds. Feel free to make ranch roasted sunflower seeds, pecans, walnuts, or even a mixed variety. And, always use a high quality, unrefined sea salt or himalayan rock salt.
Other Healthy Snack Ideas
If you’re on the search for more healthy snack recipes that are gluten free, grain free, and super tasty, here’s a few of my favorites!
- Flourless Brownies – grain free, high in protein, super delicious!
- Chili Lime Plantain Chips – craving a crunchy snack? Try these!
- Hydrating Coconut Water Fruit Popsicles – so refreshing and low calorie
- Mango Pineapple Energy Balls – these are kid friendly and only 100 calories per ball
- Homemade Jello – great for hair, skin, nails, leaky gut, and kid friendly!
- Frozen Banana Snickers – these will satisfy your sweets & chocolate cravings in an instant!
Homemade Ranch Roasted Almonds | Low Carb & Gluten FreeCourse: SnacksDifficulty: Easy
These homemade ranch roasted almonds are so tasty and make for the perfect healthy salty snack. Gluten free. Vegan. Paleo. Low Carb. Keto.
4 C. Raw, Unsalted Almonds
1/4 C. Avocado Oil (use 2 Tbsp of oil if counting calories & trying to lose weight)
1 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
1 tsp EACH of Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Dried Dill, Dried Chives, Dried Parsley, and Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Paprika
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the almonds, oil, nutritional yeast, and all seasonings. Mix until all of the almonds are fully coated with the oil and seasonings.
- Spread almonds evenly onto the lined baking sheet (no overlapping).
- Bake almonds for 18-20 minutes, tossing almonds every 5 minutes to avoid burning. Around the 15 minute mark, check on the almonds every minute to ensure they don’t burn (every oven cooks differently).
- Once done, remove from oven and let cool completely on the baking sheet.
- Store in a glass mason jar or glass container with lid at room temperature for up to 7-10 days.
- You can use this recipe to make any type of ranch roasted nuts or seeds. A ranch roasted mixed nuts blend is also delicous!