Roasted Cinnamon Almonds

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Before I cause you to drool all over your keyboard, I want to give Rachel a big thank-you for including me in this year’s Holiday Bake Sew Craft Along. I’m thrilled to participate…and beyond thrilled to call Rachel one of my newest, dearest blogging friends.

And now for that drool…


Oven roasted cinnamon sugar almonds

When it comes to the holidays, those plug-in fragrances can only do so much to fill your home with yummy holiday smells. Even Bath & Body Works’ sweet cinnamon pumpkin falls short when you’re talking the scent of freshly roasted cinnamon almonds occupying every square foot of your home (including your bedroom closet).

It’s that same delicious roasted cinnamon almond smell that permeates the mall and has you me salivating the minute you I walk through the mall doors.

Another bonus: these oven-roasted cinnamon almonds make an easy—yes, easy—and delicious neighbor gift. We had some neighbors test them out and they were gone in record time. And that’s an understatement.


You’ll find the printable recipe for roasted cinnamon almonds below. You’ll also find yourself eating the entire batch.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

 
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These roasted cinnamon almonds are super easy to make and are the perfect neighbor gift for the holidays. (They’re also the perfect way to make your home smell super yummy. Just sayin’.)
Ingredients
Recipe by Emily
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp cold water
  • 4 cups whole almonds
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Lightly grease a 10×15-inch jellyroll pan.
  2. Lightly beat the egg white. Add water and beat until frothy but not stiff. Add the nuts and stir until well coated.
  3. Mix the sugar, salt and cinnamon and sprinkle over the nuts. Toss to coat; spread evenly on the prepared pan.
  4. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes, until golden.
  5. Allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Rachel's Notes
The almonds will crisp up after they cool completely. In fact, I think they taste even better the next day (and the day after and the day after that…).

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Comments

  1. Mikole says

    Just made these and they turned out great. I saw another recipe for a crockpot version that also included brown sugar and vanilla. In addition to the regular sugar I added 1/2 cup brown sugar and substituted vanilla for the water. This took less time than the crockpot and was easier. Love it. Thanks so much for posting.

  2. Audrey says

    These look like they would make a wonderful gift for the neighbors. Can I ask where you found the cute boxes to put them in?

  3. Kelly says

    I’m planning to do these for my wedding party favors… do you think it would work to make them, vaccum pack them, then freeze them? The only thing that worries me is that if there a little bit of moisture, the sugar will ‘melt’ off when we defrost them…

  4. Debbie Tarangul says

    Just found this awesome recipe and will be making for Christmas this year for sure. But just wondering if other types of nuts could be used? I have a big container of pecans I would love to use too……thanks!

    • says

      Hi Tracy,

      Absolutely! You could definitely do pecans or cashews or walnuts, even. I’m not sure about peanuts, but I imagine they would lend themselves to this easily!

  5. Becky says

    I found this recipe a few weeks ago, but it was for cooking in the crockpot. It took 4 hours & I had to stir every 20-30 minutes. NOT FUN. So glad to find that these can be made in the oven, and not so labor-intensive because they were delish :)

  6. Kara says

    These look amazing! I’m wondering how far in advance you think these could be made? I’m hoping to get a kickstart on holiday baking, and wondering about making them soon and freezing them for a few weeks.

    • says

      Kara,

      I’ve never tried freezing them, but I googled it, and e-how says you can freeze them if you remove as much air as possible. I’d love to hear back from you if you do freeze them!

      Have a delicious week! Rachel

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