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Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

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This is a simple recipe for cinnamon roasted almonds that doesn't require any fancy ingredients or equipment. I make a few batches each holiday season for snacking and to include with gifts.

They make a nice addition to a plate of goodies that you're giving away, sprinkled around cookies and truffles, or tied in a small bag to go with a gift. They're very easy, but taste wonderful and make your house smell yummy.

Step 1: Ingredients and supplies

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Ingredients:
1 pound almonds (about 3 1/2 cups)
1 egg white
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Supplies:
large cookie sheet with sides (or two 9x13 pans)
no-stick cooking spray (Pam), oil or shortening for greasing cookie sheet
medium and small mixing bowls
fork
wide spatula or mixing spoon

Also preheat your oven to 250 F.

Step 2: Prepare almonds

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Separate the egg white from the yolk and discard the yolk. In a medium mixing bowl, lightly beat the egg white with a fork until frothy.

Add the vanilla and mix together. Add the almonds and stir well to make sure all the almonds are coated with the egg white/vanilla mixture.

Step 3: Combine dry ingredients

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In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, white sugar, salt and cinnamon until well mixed.

Step 4: Coat almonds

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Sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mixture over the almonds and stir well until all the almonds are evenly coated. Try to break up any large clumps of coating--or just leave them and enjoy them later after they're roasted.

Lightly grease your cookie sheet either by spraying with Pam or wiping with a paper towel dabbed with oil or shortening.

Spread the coated almonds evenly onto the greased sheet, and gently shake the pan back and forth a few times so they're in one layer. You may need to use two pans if your cookie sheet isn't big enough.
 
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I just done my and these are delicious !!! I used mix nuts and worked very well. Great recipe

dreamydeary6 months ago

I've made this a few times, and each time, the almonds are so, so good. Thanks for the recipe!

And Silpats FTW!

bill9036 months ago

did I miss how long they stay in the oven?

blackweb11 months ago
I would like to try this using dry roasted peanuts since its raining and the only nuts I have in house....will it work with this recipe?
Oh man, these are delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Next time, I might add a little bit of lemon zest, see how that comes out.
tnsmiller1 year ago
Have made these 3 times in the past two weeks...once for bunco and there was not any left and everyone wanted the recipe! lol I prefer making them with the dry roasted almonds from Costco. Tried the dry roasted almonds from Fred Meyer and they are good, but aren't as good and cost more. Thanks for the great, easy and quick recipe!
cmatichuk1 year ago
Came out great (as good as at the ballpark)! I'll probably add a bit more salt next time. Thanks for the nice write-up.
dorial2 years ago
Tried this recipe this afternoon and they are delicious, made mine with salted Almonds. Oh someone recommended baking on parchment paper to avoid mess. But if you do that it's impossible to shake after stirring. Enjoy!
These sound delicious! but can you think of anything to substitute for the egg?! Would it come out the same if i just omitted the egg white? i'm a vegan.
I haven't tried this, but judging by how the egg is used as a binder , I would guess that you could use the standard flax/water egg substitute.. For baking I usually use 1 T ground flax mixed well with 2-3T. water. Just from reading through this, I would say you probably want a thinner flax wash, so I would say 4-5T. of water to a Tablespoon of ground flax. just enough to make it sticky, but not so much that the flax wash is gummy and clumping up with your other ingredients.. let me know if this works for you. enjoy!
Mauigerbil2 years ago
This is a definite Christmas present for my grandma, who keeps a jar of cinnamon almonds on her counter next to the stereo. Yes, stereo. My grandma is pretty cool. My grandpa also rides motorcycles and ATV's and dirtbikes and............
For all you Diabetics and sugar weight watchers, I have the answer for this recipe. I used Nevella no cal sweetener which uses the same per half cup as regular sugar and used Ideal no cal brown sugar substitute, again same per half cup as regular brown sugar. I also substituted coconut oil for greasing the cookie sheet. I was a little short on my almonds so I compensated with pecans mixed in. Followed the rest to the "T". Worked out well and a great sugar free snack. Thanks for the foundation to this recipe Annie!
bjy1513 years ago
These are currently in the oven and smell awesome! I found this page while searching for these almonds from cabelas. My brother brought some of these from cabelas to deer camp this year and they were awesome, he had a nice story behind them.
But long story short my brother is currently in Afghanistan and I wanted to order some and send them to him. Found this recipe and decided to make them, question is do you believe they would still be good after a possible 2 weeks plus in the mail? Would they be fine if sealed, vacuum packed, anything?
Biggsy3 years ago
I generally do honeyed almonds, and I have been trying in vain to try and get the crumbly coating on the outside like you have got here... might have to see if I can replicate this with my honey recipe
pawgles4 years ago
Awesome recipe! Very easy to make! I also made it with pecans. SOOOO Yummy! Thank you!
atomov4 years ago
Nice, thanks! What temperature you used? 
He was at 250F* (NOT CELSIUS), written at beggining
Can other  nuts be substituted for almonds in this recipe?
annieoakley (author)  SpellboundAngel4 years ago
I've never tried any other kind, but another user below said cashews were good, and I'd imagine that pecans would be good too.  If you experiment with other kinds let us know how they turn out!
I'll do that. I was wondering specifically about walnuts since that seems to be the only nut we currently have in the house. XD
The walnuts turned out pretty good. I also tried substituting fresh grated nutmeg for my friend who is allergic to cinnamon and it tasted really good.
mainoah4 years ago
I made these for Christmas last year and decided to try using some spices and make a sweet spicy version and it turned out amazing! Thanks for putting this up, it was wonderful!
I can finally have these more than just once a year! Thank you so much!
mickermack4 years ago
Just tried this out, I either overcooked it or had too much egg white (i had 20oz of nuts rather than 16), most likely combination of both. Anyway it ended up more like a toffee or bark, but still really good and addictive! Broke it apart and covered it in some powdered sugar to take away some of the caramelized 'burn' taste.
annieoakley (author)  mickermack4 years ago
Hmm, I wonder what went wrong. . . .  I suppose if they still taste good then there's no problem!
oboist14 years ago
I am making a batch right now and they smell great !

Question:

Looking at your pic, I assumed you used raw, un-roasted, unsalted, almonds in your recipe.

Is that right ?
annieoakley (author)  oboist14 years ago
Yep! Just plain, ol' almonds! I've nevery used any other kind, but I'd imagine that if you use salted almonds you could just omit the salt from the coating.
smgeier4 years ago
I made a batch of these the other day, and they are ALMOST gone. They turned out fantastic, and they're super easy to make. 5 stars.
Lync4 years ago

I just made these for the first time (and ate them for the first time).  They turned out great.  So delicious!

dexusno4 years ago
Great instructable!  Is it 250 degrees celcius or farenheit?
annieoakley (author)  dexusno4 years ago
It is 250 degrees farenheit. Sorry, I'll fix that.
Sender dexusno4 years ago
Hi, I strongly guess it's fahrenheit (and therefore 120 celsius). In her other recipe she wrote '325 degrees' which - if it was celsius - would be way beyond normal baking temperatures.
nightscene4 years ago
I lined the pan with tin foil.  No mess!  Great recipe!!!
Notags4 years ago
I was at The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival one year, and there was a vendor selling these. The aroma of sweet and cinnamon was too much to avoid the temptation. I walked over and the young lady asked if I'd like to try a sample. I replied: Heck no!! Sell me the largest bag ya got! 

I can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for posting this.

wuguwa Notags4 years ago
 they sell them at the renn fest in crownsville too. they are awesome!
xie Notags4 years ago
hah! i can never resist them at faires/festivals either!

i am super excited about trying to make them at home as well. ;)
roland turn4 years ago
Mmmm they look good, I'll try this.  Nice clean oven too!
merlin19744 years ago
I agree, these make great gifts. We make several kinds of nuts like this every year durring the holidays. Another good version is to use sugar and seasoned salt which makes sort of a sweet savory combo that is great. Try this on unsalted cashews too! Best when warm :)
These look great, featured because well... I love cinnamon almonds...
xorshift4 years ago
Great instructible/recipe, just made some and they turned out great.  I put mine on parchment paper, on an all metal cooling rack, on a cookie sheet, and used 1/2 as much brown (used splenda brown sugar)    I had been looking for a good oven method to avoid a sticky pan.. now to find a good wasabi soy version :)