Cinnamon Almonds Recipe

Nuts are a great food to be included in your kids diet, and this weekend we included a lot of them.  Experts recommend including 1 ounce of nuts per day.  The reason?

  • They are richly dense with good fats, including Omega 3, ALA, and monounsaturated fats.
  • They are rich in vitamin E
  • They are highly satiating so they make a perfect snack.
  • They are rich in magnesium and zinc.
  • Nuts with a high amount of nutrients, and that taste good too are walnuts, almonds, peanuts, and cashews.

We have a tradition at my house to roast nuts every Christmas.  We eat a lot of them, but we give a lot of them away too.  This year we added the cinnamon- no sugar added pecans and chocolate covered almonds to our holiday baking, but we also made our traditional cinnamon almonds.   Roasting nuts for the holidays is great because I don’t feel bad when my kids steal a few bites of these nutrient rich nuts during our cooking extravaganza.  In fact, I encourage it.

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Steps for making Cinnamon Almonds

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Step 1: Whip egg white and vanilla until fluffy

Step 2: Combine brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and white sugar

Cinnamon Almonds. Here's a great alternative to traditional candied nuts! Cinnamon Almonds. Here's a great alternative to traditional candied nuts!

Step 3: Dump nuts in egg white mixture and coat all nuts.

Step 4: Dump brown sugar mixture onto nuts and stir to coat.

Cinnamon Almonds. Here's a great alternative to traditional candied nuts! Cinnamon Almonds. Here's a great alternative to traditional candied nuts!

Step 5: Dump nuts on a cookie sheet and spread into a single layer.

Step 6: Bake at 225 Fahrenheit for 1 hour, stirring every fifteen minutes.

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 60 mins
Total time: 1 hour 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 lb almonds
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Beat egg white and vanilla until fluffy.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine sugars, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Dump 1 pound of almonds into egg white mixture and stir to coat.
  4. Dump sugar mixture on almonds and stir to coat.
  5. Pour nuts onto a cookie sheet, in a single layer.
  6. Bake at 225 F for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

We usually find some fun bags or jars to put our nuts in and bring them to friends and family!

Cinnamon Almonds. Here's a great alternative to traditional candied nuts!Cinnamon Almonds. Here's a great alternative to traditional candied nuts!

 

Cinnamon Almonds

Cinnamon Almonds Recipe
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Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cup – almonds, whole
  • 1 large – egg white
  • 1 teaspoon – vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup – brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup – sugar
  • 1 teaspoon – cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon – salt

Directions

  1. Beat egg white and vanilla until fluffy.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine sugars, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Dump 1 pound of almonds into egg white mixture and stir to coat.
  4. Dump sugar mixture on almonds and stir to coat.
  5. Pour nuts onto a cookie sheet, in a single layer.
  6. Bake at 225 F for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 627 31%
  • Fat: 36 g 55%
  • Carb: 67 g 22%
  • Fiber: 8 g 32%
  • Protein: 16 g 32%
  • Sugar: 56 g
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Natalie Monson

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Comments(31)
Erin says:

We love doing our nuts in the slow cooker, I’ll have to figure out how to adapt this recipe! I always forget to turn stuff in the oven…I’m more of a set it and forget it kind of girl 🙂 If you get to it before I do, let me know how it goes!

shirley says:

Oh that was a silly question lol
I didn’t whip the egg enough at first 🙂

shirley says:

Raw egg white or cooked egg white?

Sarah says:

Do you mean vanilla extract? I don’t see how that would be fluffy??

Yes, extract Sarah- The vanilla is just for flavor, the egg whites are what gets fluffy.

Katie says:

Do you use parchment paper or foil or spray on the cookie sheet or just put them straight on there?

When you say you use the 3lb bag from Costco (which is what I got), do you make them all at once or 1lb at a time?

Katie- I make them all at once and separate them onto two cookie sheets. Then, I rotate them every time I take them out of the oven to stir- move one sheet to the top rack, and the other to the middle, etc.

Sara says:

So lovely!! That will be one of my snacks for this Christmas! I guess my kids will love it. Thanks for the idea and thanks for the Farenheit comment!! 🙂

Helen says:

Please specify that it’s Farenheit, not Centigrade! I nearly ruined mine cos the oven was way to hot – think I managed to salvage them though 🙂

Oh no! So sorry Helen! It’s been added!

Jac Rickhuss says:

Have you ever tried dextrose as a substitute? I’m trying to be fructose free but I’ve been told dextrose sucks up a lot of moisture when cooking with it and I’m guessing you might have to use an extra egg white.

I have never used dextrose Jac.

Kareen says:

Is that Fahrenheit ? Because I would have thought 225oC would be too hot for that amount of time. But I’ve never made anything like this before.

Yes, Fahrenheit Kareen! thanks for asking.

Charmaine says:

What brown sugar is best? Light, dark or raw? Thanks
Looking forward to making them!

Charmaine, I’ve used them both and the results seem exactly the same to us.

Sarah says:

There any way you can make these without all the sugar, my kids would get dizzy from all of it?

Emmy says:

Thank you! They are in the oven now.

Amy says:

It is just one if you have 1 lb of nuts. I almost always use the 3lb bag of nuts from Costco, so I use 3 egg whites.. I’ll fix it so it’s not confusing!!
THANKS!

Emmy says:

We are making these now. Your recipe says 1 egg white but when you reference it, you say egg whites. Is it just one egg white?

DH says:

Thanks so much for your quick response. I’m off to make some nuts for christmas then 😉

Amy says:

These nuts last forever! You could get a good month out of them at least!

DH says:

How long would you say these keep for?
Trying to be as organised as possible for the holidays. Thanks!

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Amy says:

I’ve never tried it!! But we’ve used lots of different types of nuts. Let me know if you try seeds!

Flower says:

Could I substitute almonds with pumpkin or sunflower seeds? Would it require less time in the oven?

Vennesa says:

Mmmmm. I wish we were neighbors! 🙂

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cathy says:

Love, love, love your Cinnamon Almonds. It’s my go-to recipe for a homemade goodie for Christmas presents.

Love this idea!!! I send pretty much exclusively homemade gifts: I made granola and infused olive oil. Your almonds look like a lot of fun to make and even more fun to eat!

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