Cinnamon Almonds Recipe

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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

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

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

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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon Almonds

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

Instructions

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

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!

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.

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.

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 🙂

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!! 🙂

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.

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!