How To Toast Almonds

Toasted almonds
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Toasting almonds gives them a better flavor, thus enhancing your recipe. Here are three easy methods.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 15 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Saucepan method:
  2. Place almonds in a heavy, ungreased skillet.
  3. Stir often over medium heat until golden brown.
  4. Oven method:
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Spread nuts in one layer on ungreased shallow baking pan.
  7. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden.
  1. Microwave method:
  2. Place 1/2 cup slivered almonds and 1 tablespoon margarine or butter in a 9-inch microwave-proof pie plate.
  3. Microwave on high, stirring every minute until brown, 4 to 5 minutes.


  1. Toasting of nuts intensifies their flavor.
  2. Toasted nuts are less likely to sink in cake and bread batters.
  3. Almond yields: 1 pound = 3 cups halves or 4 cups slivered.

What You Need:

  • almonds
  • oven
  • microwave
  • skillet or saucepan