Eating nuts, including the tear-shaped almond, can lower your risk of having a heart attack or incurring other cardiac problems. They're good for your health and give an extra kick of flavor when they've been roasted and seasoned. Whether sweet or savory, seasoned almonds make a good grab-and-go snack. Just toss a handful into a reusable snack container with a lid and they're ready to eat any time.
Place the skillet on the stove and turn the burner to medium-high heat.
Add the almonds to the dry, heated skillet. Cook them and stir them frequently for three minutes.
Remove the almonds from the skillet and place them in a medium-sized bowl. Leave the skillet on the burner with the heat on.
Pour the oil into the skillet. Add the seasonings, or the cinnamon and sugar if you're making sweet seasoned almonds.
Cook and stir the oil and seasonings in the pan for about 30 seconds or until heated through.
Add the almonds to the oil mixture in the skillet. Stir and cook them until the almonds are heated through and completely coated with the seasoning mixture. Add the hot sauce if making savory seasoned almonds and stir well to coat.
Remove the seasoned almonds from the skillet and turn off the heat under from the burner. Allow the seasoned almonds to cool on a cookie sheet before storing or serving.
Store your seasoned almonds in an airtight, sealed container.
The sky's the limit with this recipe; experiment with different herbs and seasonings. Try a basic seasoned salt mixture from the grocery store, garlic powder and cracked black pepper or pumpkin pie spice for a sweet holiday treat.