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BBQ Roasted Low Carb Almonds

Get your crunch on with these super easy and delicious BBQ Roasted Low Carb Almonds. Snack time just got a whole lot better.

Bowl of BBQ Roasted Low Carb Almonds.

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BBQ Roasted Low Carb Almonds? Is there even such a thing? Now there is! These little gems are packed with BBQ flavour for the perfect low carb snack. They are sweet, salty, spicy, crunchy and have completely stolen my heart.

I’ve been on a snack creating campaign for the past few weeks, tired of the usual cold cuts and cheese. Don’t get me wrong, I love to snack on salami and cheese in between meals if I really need something to get me through ’til the next meal, but it can get a bit boring after a while. I don’t do boring.

I love almonds, but feel like they need some extra… ‘oomf’ if you know what I mean? I’ve been designing different low carb almonds all month, here is the first recipe of many: BBQ Roasted Low Carb Almonds!

I hope you love these intensely flavoured, crazy addicting, BBQ Roasted Low Carb Almonds as much as I do!

Why it works

  1. Intensely flavourful and crazy addicting, these BBQ Roasted Low Carb Almonds are such a great low carb snack!
  2. This beauties are so easy to make! 5 minutes of prep, 15 minutes to bake and some waiting time while these little gems harden up into the crunchiest of snacks.
  3. They are sugar free! Sweetened with erythritol, these almonds are low carb and keto friendly.
Wooden bowl of BBQ Roasted Low Carb Almonds.

Ingredients

I can’t wait for you to try these! You’ll have to let me know what you think after you’ve made and tried these beauties. Here is what you’ll need to make them:

  • natural almonds
  • chili powder
  • paprika
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • cayenne
  • sea salt
  • olive oil
  • sukrin gold sweetener
  • worcestershire
  • liquid hickory smoke

Sukrin Gold SweetenerSukrin gold is a low carb sweetener that mimics brown sugar. I use it for lots of dishes including my Low Carb BBQ Sauce and Low Carb Teriyaki Sauce!

Liquid Hickory Smoke – Liquid hickory smoke is amaaaazing. You can buy it in the bbq sauce section of the grocery store for a couple of bucks and also can find it in mesquite flavour as well! I buy the Colgin brand and love it in recipes like this Instant Pot Low Carb Ribs.

How to make BBQ Roasted Low Carb Almonds

You’ll be amazed at how easy these are to make. Here’s how:

Heat your oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non stick baking mat.

In a medium bowl combine chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, sea salt, sukrin gold and give it a mix. Next stir in olive oil, worcestershire and liquid hickory smoke. Use a rubber spatula to mix the almonds in until they are fully coated in the yummy bbq goodness, then scrape onto the baking sheet and spread out evenly.

Bake for about 15 minutes, flipping halfway, until the almonds have turned dark in colour, but not burnt. Remove from the oven and allow to cool at room temperature until firm, about 4-5 hours.

Expert Tips

  1. Make sure to buy almonds that have not already been roasted! Look for natural almonds.
  2. You want to make sure the almonds are roasted until they are nice and dark, otherwise they won’t be ultra crunchy. That is the goal, right? Just be careful not to let them burn.
  3. It will take the almonds at least 4 hours to dry out enough to be packaged. They will be soft and sticky at first, but after 4-5 hours will be perfectly toasty and delicious!
  4. Store in an airtight container. These beauties will last 2-3 weeks at room temperature.

How to store BBQ Roasted Low Carb Almonds

There are a couple of ways you can store these, depending on how long you would like them to last for.

  • Counter – I keep these low carb almonds on the counter for easy snacking in between meals. They should last 2-3 weeks if kept in an air tight container.
  • Fridge or freezer: Believe it or not, almonds should be stored in the fridge or freezer for optimum freshness. They will last about a year if stored properly in a freezer safe airtight container.

Give the gift of Low Carb Almonds!

These BBQ Roasted Low Carb Almonds make for an excellent gift over the holidays. Get some small mason jars, load ’em up and tie pretty green and red ribbon around them!

Do you know anyone else living a low carb lifestyle? They would love these as a birthday or just-because gift. Make these for when you have guests over, or bring them along with you to a dinner party as a hostess gift!

Small mason jar filled with low carb almonds.

Why are almonds beneficial for a low carb diet?

Almonds have an insane amount of health benefits including numerous nutrients, bone strength, heart health and more. Here is why they are especially good for a low carb diet:

  • Low in carbs. Almonds are a great snack or carb replacement because they are low in carbs. 1/4 cup whole almonds are only 3.5 g net carbs, but have 7.5g protein and 18g of fat, keeping you fuller, longer.
  • Magnesium. Magnesium is important to help maintain proper muscle and nerve function as well and immune system among others. Getting enough magnesium is hard with a low carb diet because most foods that contain magnesium are high carb. A deficiency could give you muscle pain, anxiety, nausea, heart palpitations, trouble sleeping and more! Luckily, almonds are loaded with magnesium!
  • Calcium. It can be hard to keep up with calcium, which is essential for bone, muscle and hormone health. Almonds have a decent amount of calcium, so snack away!
  • Want more info? This article from HealthLine dives into more detail about all of the amazing health benefits from eating almonds.

Here are some other low carb snacks you may love:

Crunchy Cheese Crackers

Pepperoni Pizza Bites

Mexican 7 Layer Dip

Baked Tortilla Chips

Hot Bean & Cheese Dip

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These ultra addictive BBQ Roasted Low Carb Almonds are an excellent snack bursting with bbq flavour that will keep you full for hours.
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5 from 11 votes

BBQ Roasted Low Carb Almonds

These ultra addictive BBQ Roasted Low Carb Almonds are an excellent snack bursting with bbq flavour that will keep you full for hours.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Canadian, Low Carb
Keyword bbq almonds, low carb almonds, roasted almonds
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling/Drying Time 4 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 234kcal
Author Aleta

Ingredients

  • 2 c natural almonds
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • ¾ tsp paprika
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • 1 ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 ½ tbsp sukrin gold
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp worchestershire
  • 1 tsp liquid hickory smoke

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non stick baking mat.
  • In a medium bowl combine chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, sea salt and sukrin gold. Mix well then stir in the olive oil, worcestershire and liquid hickory smoke. Using a rubber spatula, mix the almonds in until they are fully coated. Scrape onto the baking sheet and spread out evenly.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, flipping halfway, until the almonds have turned dark in colour, but not burnt. Remove from the oven and allow to cool at room temperature. It will take the almonds at least 4 hours to dry out enough to be packaged.

Notes

Expert Tips

  1. Make sure to buy almonds that have not already been roasted! Look for natural almonds.
  2. You want to make sure the almonds are roasted until they are nice and dark, otherwise they won’t be ultra crunchy. That is the goal, right? Just be careful not to let them burn.
  3. It will take the almonds at least 4 hours to dry out enough to be packaged. They will be soft and sticky at first, but after 4-5 hours will be perfectly toasty and delicious!
  4. Store in an airtight container. These beauties will last 2-3 weeks at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.
 * Net carb count excludes both fibre and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people.
Deduct the fibre (4.7g per serving) and sugar alcohols (3.5g per serving) to get 4.25g net carbs per serving.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.7g | Protein: 7.6g | Fat: 20.5g | Sodium: 394mg | Fiber: 4.7g

30 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These almonds were so delicious! I could eat a bowl of them every night. Perfect bbq flavour and crunch, such a satisfying snack.

  2. Wow, this recipe sounds amazing!! I can’t wait to try it!! Thank you for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    Oh, these almonds look awesome! I love snacking on almonds but sometimes get bored with them – these bbq ones will totally help with that!

  4. 5 stars
    Every time I come to your website, Aleta, I drool. This bbq almond recipe made me double drool, if that’s even possible. They look rich in color and flavorful! I can’t wait to try them!

  5. These almonds look like the perfect snack! I always forget that almonds have calcium in them too 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    I LOVE roasted nuts, and these low-carb BBQ almonds are to die for! Such an awesome flavor idea! Can’t wait to give them a try!

  7. 5 stars
    These almonds look so incredible! So rich and full of delicious flavours! Can’t wait to try this very soon!

  8. 5 stars
    These look totally addictive. I know I would have a hard time just eating one handful. What a great good gift to take as a hostess gift. They would disappear in a flash.

  9. 5 stars
    I’m such a HUGE almond lover – I eat them for my morning snack almost every day. Will definitely be pinning this recipe for later so I can up my snack game!

  10. I’ve got a whole bunch of boring almonds in my pantry – these flavors would make a much more interesting snack!

  11. 5 stars
    I love to snack. And this recipe got me really interested because I never had almonds spiced this way. But they surely look delicious. And soooo flavorful. I must give this recipe a try.

  12. 5 stars
    Best. Snack. Ever! I really need to keep snacks like this around for that afternoon hunger pang, otherwise I reach for less healthy choices, but something flavorful like this is always more satisfying all around!!

  13. These sound so good, and perfect for snacking on.

  14. 5 stars
    Almonds are my all time favorite snack!! Loving all your tips in this post! So informative! And the gift idea is perfect!!

  15. 5 stars
    These would be hard to quit snacking on. I love the roasted flavor that comes from these and what a healthy snack.

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