To toast almonds in the oven, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread the almonds evenly on a baking sheet. If you want to toast the almonds with oil, drizzle a small amount over the almonds and toss to coat evenly. Use as little oil as possible, starting with a teaspoon or two and working up until all of the almonds are lightly coated. Place the baking sheet in the oven and roast the almonds for five minutes. Remove almonds after five minutes and stir. Return the baking sheet to the oven. Check the almonds after three minutes. The almonds are done if they smell nutty and are crackling. Remove the baking sheet from oven, and put the almonds on a baking tray to cool.
To toast almonds in a saucepan, place the almonds in a non-greased skillet. Stir them often over medium heat until the almonds are golden brown.
To toast almonds in the microwave, place 1/2 cup of slivered almonds and 1 tablespoon of margarine or butter in a 9-inch microwave-safe pie plate. Microwave on high, stirring every minute until the almonds are brown. This should take four to five minutes.Learn more about Nuts & Grains