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If you need a snack, try these Sriracha Roasted Almonds. They are sweet, spicy, salty, and full of healthy fats — aka the perfect snack.
My husband and close friends will tell you, I can get hangry. In an effort to avoid turning into a total nightmare, I like to always have a snack nearby. While there are a lot of great snacks on the market, it is hard to predict what kind of snack “mood” will strike. Will I be in the mood for something salty? Sweet? Spicy? Crunchy? Sriracha Roasted Almonds cover all bases.
As an added bonus, they don’t require very many ingredients — just almonds, sriracha, brown sugar, soy sauce, and an egg white. The egg white is technically optional, but without it a good crunchy crust won’t form on the almonds. Just whisk the egg white until it is slightly frothy, then mix in the other ingredients before stirring in the almonds.
For easy cleanup, I recommend lining your sheet pan with a silicone baking mat. You can also use parchment paper, but I like the mats because they are washable and reusable. Otherwise, I would go through a lot of parchment.
While roasting, be sure to stir the almonds, breaking up any clumps, at least once about halfway through. This serves two purposes. The first is that the almonds will roast evenly. The second is that it gives the glaze an opportunity to get “craggley” (it’s a word… I think). This gives the Sriracha Roasted Almonds a lot of crispy edges, perfect for snacking.
- 3 cups raw almonds
- 1 egg white
- 2 tbsp sriracha
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- Preheat your oven to 325º and line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites for about 1 minute, until they are foamy.
- Add the sriracha, brown sugar, and soy sauce to the egg white, and whisk until well combined.
- Add the almonds and stir to coat. Spread the coated almonds onto the sheet tray in an even layer.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring once, until the almonds are toasted and the most of the liquid in the glaze has evaporated.
- Allow the almonds to cool completely, and enjoy! Keep an in airtight container.
I am such a Sriracha nut. We always have a HUGE bottle in the fridge. I know these would be so addictive and totally delicious. Perfect for parties too.
Yes – sriracha is our most used sauce at home!
Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago
Spiced nuts make such a great snack! I bet it would be hard to eat just a handful of these!
It really is!
Oh my gosh, what a fantastic idea!!! I haven’t roasted nuts in forever. These sound SO good! Can’t wait to try them. We love sriracha around here!
Thanks! They make a great snack 🙂
We love our spice and these nuts wouldn’t last long at our house. They make a great snack and I imagine they would be great for a party too.
Yes – they are party perfect! Thanks Marisa.
My husband and I are crazy for nuts. They’re such a great snack, but getting a twist on them like this is amazing. I love the idea of literally and figuratively spicing up a classic snack.
Yes! I’m excited to test out some variations myself 🙂
Sweet, spicy, crunchy perfection! Man I love nuts and these sound like the ultimate snack to me too! Thanks for sharing such a great, simple recipe!
Jessica (Swanky Recipes)
I bought a ton of almonds to garnish a Chantilly Layer Cake with last week and I’ve been wondering how I can use them before I leave for vacation. The hubs and I love spicy food and these would totally double as the perfect travel food for our long road trip coming up!
Yes – they are very road trip friendly!
Hmmmm! Those almonds are totally calling my name! I would love to try this recipe but because of an aversion to eggs, can I omit the egg whites?
You can! They won’t be as crunchy, but the flavor will still be there.
I’m both an almond and sriracha nut! Loving the combination and this one is a must-try!
Thanks, Carol! Let me know what you think of them! 🙂
Love the ease of this recipe and how minimal the ingredients list it. It’s a must do for parties or even like you said to have around when hungry!
Mmmmm I love the sweet-spicy zing of sriracha – these are such a great addition to a charcuterie board or appetizer spread!
Sriracha is a fav! These almonds + cheese is my go-to afternoon snack 🙂
I love sriracha and this is such a great flavor for roasted almonds. I can’t wait to try it, thanks for sharing.
Spiced nuts are our favorite. Sriracha and almond sounds so good together. Yummy
Hello is this sriracha called for the powder or the sauce.????
Hi Kathy – sorry for the delay. It is the sauce, but I’m sure a powder would work as well!