Garlic Pepper Almonds

I’m a big snacker. A big salty food snacker. That means that I won’t often reach for cookies instead I’ll reach for chips. Which frankly, isn’t much better for you. So when I find something that satisfies that salty craving and my hunger and is pretty good for me I’m all for it. These Garlic and Pepper Almonds are just that.

I generally like to snack on a handful of roasted almonds, but sometimes I want a little more flavor so I decided to mess with some seasonings to see what I could come up with. Taking a cue from The Flavor Bible (Don’t forget to leave a comment here for your chance to win a copy) I decided to toss freshly toasted almonds in a mixture of garlic powder and black pepper. It is the perfect, guilt free snack.

Garlic Pepper Almonds Recipe

Makes 1 1/2 cups Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1 ½ cups whole almonds
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more if desired
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


In a bowl combine almonds, ½ teaspoon kosher salt and water. Toss to coat completely. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.


Remove from oven, transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder and black pepper. Toss to coat.


Return to baking sheet and bake in oven for 5 more minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.




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  • Reply
    June 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    great twist on a classic! garlic and pepper must’ve been lovely:)

    It’d be great if you could send these in for the Magic Bullet snack recipe contest/giveaway hosted on my blog!

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    Dale Creekmur
    May 21, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    I have, as I type, a ZipLock container with those toasted almonds sitting by my side. (Only complaint is those almond skins sticking to my teeth — but that’s another matter.)

    This concept, of putting some bite into my bites sounds awsome! Can’t wait to try this out! Next, I’ll bet, you’ll be trying some cayenne pepper with these?

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    Kristi Rimkus
    May 21, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I’m a big snacker too, and almonds are a favorite. I usually make a roasted nut mix for the week. Can’t wait to give this a try.

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    May 21, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Sounds yummy! I’ll have to give it a try!