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Spicy Smokehouse Almonds

Spicy Smokehouse Flavored Almonds

Just the right combination of smoky and spicy, these smokehouse flavored almonds are a great healthy snack option which is anything but boring.


Now that I’m working from home, it’s all too easy to run down to the kitchen to grab a snack between calls or when I need a little break. We try to not to keep too much junk in the house for that reason, because given the option, I will almost always choose the non healthy snack. Oh ice cream… I know when you’re in there!

One of my favorite buys recently were Blue Diamond Smokehouse almonds. These have great flavor, but sometimes I find them just a bit to salty.

Last weekend I was on a quest to make my own and cut down a bit on the salt. I think I found a good balance with ingredients I had on hand. You can really adjust the ingredients to taste.


I’m loving this #guiltfree spatula my mom (um, I mean Santa) put in my Christmas stocking this year. I guess it would be more ironic if I was baking cookies rather than a healthy snack, but it’s still January and I’m still trying to adhere to my better eating plan. (Expect to see this make a come back with Valentine’s baking!).


This recipe is really easy, just mix together ingredients, stir in the almonds and roast them in the oven.


Spicy Smokehouse Almonds

Spicy Smokehouse Almonds


  • 2 cups whole unsalted almonds
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (or substitute 1/4 tsp liquid smoke for extra smoky flavor)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp hot pepper or chili sauce
  • Cooking spray


  1. Heat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine olive oil, dry ingredients and hot pepper sauce in a medium size bowl. Add almonds and coat evenly.
  3. Transfer almonds to a lightly greased baking pan and spread out evenly. Cook for 15-20 minutes stirring twice.
  4. Let cool, enjoy! Store in an airtight container.




  1. tianna says:

    YUM! I love almonds and this flavor sounds so good! thanks for sharing it!

    stop by and chat with me 🙂

  2. Felesha says:

    My husband just loves spiced almonds but I’ve never made them. Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

  3. Aileen says:

    These look yummy! Pinning for later!