Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

I love these things! I think they are surprisingly delicious.  I make them to take to parties and things around this time of year and I think everyone passes by them thinking they are plain old almonds but once they taste them they are always surprised and love them!  Without fail someone asks for the recipe. They remind me of the nuts they sell in the mall around Christmas time.  I buy my almonds in bulk at Costco because I know we will be making lots of these at this time of the year.  The best part about them is they are quick to make.  My oven takes ten minutes to preheat and in that amount of time I can have these ready for the oven from start to finish!  The original recipe came from allrecipes.com but I made changes to just about everything it calls for and added more ingredients as well.  I hope you love them like I do!   

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

1 egg white
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups whole almonds
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt

 Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Lightly beat egg white, add vanilla and beat until soft peaks form.  Add nuts and stir until well coated.  In a gallon size zip-lock bag shake together (you may want to seal the bag first :o) the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt until well mixed.  Add almonds and seal bag again and shake up until the almonds are all coated.  Spread almonds evenly onto a lightly greased cookie sheet (I cover my pan in tin foil first and then grease it so there is no clean up!) .  Bake for one hour stirring every fifteen minutes or so.

These make great neighbor gifts because they're something a little different.  I used plastic icing bags and filled them up and tied them off with a ribbon and they're the perfect size.  Not too much and not so little that you look cheap!  Ha ha.  Tell me if you try them because I know you will love them!

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saraH said...

this looks SOOOO delicious! i'm definitely trying this out! thanks for sharing!


Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

I love cinnamon almonds! I just posted a similar recipe a little while back :)

Lisa said...

I made these last night! The recipe was a little different, but the same concept. The house still smells amazing and they came out SO good!

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, this looks sooo good! my cousin shared (that is, she gave me 2 pieces) of hers over the weekend. needless to say that did not satiate my desire!


Jen said...

These look so good, I am going to have to try them this year!

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

I saw these yummy almonds on Sew Much Ado. Cinnamon and Almonds....two of my favorite things!


Brady and Patrice said...

These must be that amazing gift you gave me last year.... or the year before.... I am SO glad you put the recipe up! I'm pretty sure I ate all of them in one sitting. :)

momnivore said...

Yum. And they're gluten/dairy free. Making these tonight for a snack...

Hope you can cross-post these at my new link party...

Creative Juice Thursday!


Courtney said...

Oooh.. these sound pretty good! I bet my mom would LOVE these!

I'd love for you to link this up to What's Cooking Wednesday!


Christy said...

my husband LOVEs these...they always remind me of christmas in new york...i love how you can buy them on the street corners. i am definitely going to give your recipe a try!

kate said...

great idea, I would have never thought to put cinnamon on almonds, but I love both!

Jasey said...

Yummy! I love the almonds at the movie theater - maybe I need to try these!

Happy Day,
Jasey @ Crazy Daisy


Anonymous said...

As soon as I said "Cinnamon Roasted Almonds" my husband started drooling! Looks like I will be trying this recipe tomorrow. :)

Nichelle @ Vintage Wanna Bee said...


Thanks for linking up at Tatertots and Jello! I'd love for you to come check out my blog:


Mucho love!

P.S. I'm your newest follower!

Anonymous said...

We buy some of these at our local farmers market every week, thank you so much for sharing-now we can make our own!
I'm your newest follower and stopping by from Tatertots & Jello!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Yum, can't wait to try this. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

Warmly, Michelle

Krista said...

Yum! My husband's favorite treat! I'm making some tonight with almonds and walnuts!

Elizabeth said...

Those look so yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Would love for you to visit Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

Stef said...

These look so Yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

Lil Man and Mommy said...

New follower. This recipe sealed the deal! Love me some almonds. cant wait to try it.


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