Easy Chili Almonds
I’ve partnered with California Almonds on this sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own.
These Easy Chili Almonds are a simple snack that’s packed with deliciousness. Roasted in a skillet and tossed with zesty flavors, these almonds are perfect for those snack cravings!
Sometimes you just need a snack.
And not just any snack, but one filled with lots of flavor and lots of nutrients.
Am I right? When those mid-afternoon or late night snack attacks happen, you better watch out!
I’ve talked about this before, but one of my favorite, healthier snacks is a handful of almonds. With so many flavors and varieties to chose from, I never get tired of this treat.
Almonds are naturally full of heart healthy goodness, such as a high level of monounsaturated (or good) fats, cholesterol and sodium free, and a good source of the antioxidant vitamin E. They are are also gluten free, perfect for weight management, provides energy and powerful nutrition. I never have to worry about getting some protein and fiber in my diet when I’m munching on almonds.
And in addition to February being Almond Month, it’s also American Heart Month (perfect for Valentine’s Day) and National Snacking Month! Almonds are also extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of recipes. Carrying almonds is also a great habit that’s easy and good for you, due to the protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
Did you know that a healthy handful of chopped or whole almonds provides up to 25% fewer calories than previously thought? Research also shows that munching on 1.5 ounces of almonds every day can curb appetite, without increasing body weight or calorie intake.
And that’s where almonds come into play. These Easy Chili Almonds are a simple snack that’s packed with deliciousness. Roasted in a skillet and tossed with zesty flavors, these almonds are perfect for those snack cravings!
Trust me when I say that it’s hard to eat just one (or five). These babies are dangerously addictive and oh-so good.
And you know me…I’m all about the simple recipes! These Easy Chili Almonds couldn’t get any easier to whip up. You can have this healthier snack ready to be devoured in just 10 minutes. Sounds pretty good, right?
Now, let’s talk about the flavors. If you like a hint of spice, then these almonds were made for you. Chili powder, salt, and a hint of cilantro is what makes these nuts oh-so special.
And it’s so easy to incorporate more almonds into your diet! You can snack on handful in the car, keep them at your desk for those afternoon cravings, toss them in your gym bag or briefcase, or add them to your meals throughout the day to provide a hearty crunch and unique flavor. The possibilities are endless!
Crunchy, spicy, and loaded with goodness, these Easy Chili Almonds make the perfect snack for when you’re on-the-go, need a healthier option, or just want to indulge in some almonds with a little heat. It’s an indulgent way to eat almonds!
Looking for more easy snacks? I’ve got you covered!
Easy Chili Almonds
- 2 cups whole almonds
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1½ teaspoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
- Add almonds, chili powder, and salt. Stir for about 5-7 minutes, or until toasted. Remove from heat and toss with cilantro.
- Allow to cool and then serve immediately or store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
I really need to make these! Spiced almonds are one of my favorite snacks. I love that you added cilantro for a pop of flavor and color!
Thanks, Kristine! The cilantro adds the perfect touch! 🙂
The perfect little snack for anytime! I love the heat of the chili powder!
These almonds are just perfect for this month’s almond and heart theme! 🙂 Love how nicely you tied that in, Gayle. 😉 You know I’m always on the hunt for super easy, super delish snacks, so these chili almonds have my name all over them! I’m thinking these would make a perfect gift for V-day too! (Something unexpectedly savory and tasty to offset all the sweets!) Hope you have an awesome week, G. 🙂
Thanks, Demeter! Easy snack are the name of my game. And I love your Valentine’s Day suggestion, too!
It’s National Snacking Month?? This is now my official favorite month! I think I need to start with these sassy almonds. 🙂
You would love these almonds, Kate! SO easy to make!
I didn’t know February was National Almond month! Nuts are my go-to when I’m hungry and want something quick to curb the stomach growls 🙂 And I never feel guilty about eating them, which is always a good thing! I always have nuts in the house….which reminds me I’m getting low. Now would be the perfect time to make these! I love the spice and cilantro addition. Pinned, of course. Happy Monday to ya!
Yes! I never feel guilty when eating nuts, either…there’s just something about the taste and good-for-you ingredients! Thanks for the pin, Dawn!
Well thank you for the 411 on almonds, Gayle! I had no clue they were so healthy! Trust and believe I will be snacking on approximately 1.5 ounces almonds daily, because ummm YES to curbing my never ending appetite! 😉 These chili almonds look fabulous!! Love the chili and cilantro! And obviously I love how easy these are to make! Snack-tastic, girlfriend! Pinned of course! Cheers!
Thanks for the sweet comment, Cheyanne! I always feel good about snacking on almonds because of the healthy benefits! 🙂
These look amazing! Can’t wait to make them! Love almonds, but didn’t know it was National Almond Month! Pinned 🙂
I definitely always need a nutrient packed snack like this in the afternoon to hold me over till dinner! These almonds sound soooo good Gayle!! I wish I had a handful right now!
Thanks, Ashley! Almonds are one of my favorite snacks!
I adore how quick and easy these are to make – they’re so perfect for snacking! I love almonds so much 🙂 I would take down that batch quick!
these look so addictive! yum!
It definitely is!
OOOO, these look awesome! So simple, and such a perfect snack to have on the go or around the house! Definitely need to try these!
Sometimes simple is the best! Thanks, Karly!
These almonds are the perfect healthy snack to munch on to hold you over until dinner. They look ah-mazing, Gayle and I LOVE the flavors you combined them with! This batch would seriously be gone in no time at our house!!
Thanks, Kelly! I love snacking on almonds throughout the day!
I keep a bag of almonds in my desk drawer at all time for those afternoon munchies. I’m going to have to switch out the Walgreens brand for some of your chili flavored ones!
You can spruce up the Walgreens almonds, Rachelle…these are so easy to make! 🙂
I love snacking on almonds — they’re so crunchy, hearty, and satisfying! I love the spices and fresh cilantro in this version Gayle — these wouldn’t last long around me!