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Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

I am not a huge fan of shopping, especially during the holidays when the stores are packed with people.   I do most of my shopping online. The one thing I miss is the smell of the roasted almonds from the little cart in the middle of the mall, you know the one I am talking about, right? I love that smell! I didn’t want to miss out on my favorite holiday smell, so I created my own cinnamon roasted almonds at home this year.

I don’t know why I haven’t made these before. They are so easy and the perfect holiday “perfume” for your house. They roast in the oven for about an hour-you can wrap presents, decorate the tree, hang the stockings, or just relax with your favorite holiday film while they roast. Don’t go too far though, they need to be stirred every once in awhile.


Give Cinnamon Roasted Almonds as a gift this year-package them in tissue paper or a little bag and tie them up with pretty ribbon. Almonds are good for you and make the perfect snack.


Cinnamon Roasted Almonds


1 egg white
1 teaspoon cold water
2 cups whole almonds
3 Tablespoons white sugar
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F. Beat the egg white and water until frothy with a whisk in a medium bowl. Add the almonds, and stir until well coated. Mix the sugars, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the nuts. Stir the nuts until they are well coated. Spread the almonds evenly on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper or a Silpat.

Roast the almonds for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes or so. Your house will smell amazing!

Allow to cool, then store in airtight containers.

If you like these cinnamon almonds, you might also enjoy:

Roasted Nuts from White on Rice Couple
Spiced Nuts from Elle’s New England Kitchen
Salted Cocoa Roasted Hazelnuts from Joy the Baker

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87 Responses to “Cinnamon Roasted Almonds”

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  1. Aggie — December 9, 2009 @ 4:23 am

    Maria I love the new site!! Congratulations it’s beautiful!

    These almonds look amazing. What a great idea to make them at home and even better to gift them!

    I’m not a huge fan of shopping either, did a lot online this year. The crowds/people make me crazy! :)

  2. Erica — December 9, 2009 @ 5:12 am

    YUM! These look fantastic. They’re inspiring me to make my own honey sesame covered cashews (since we’re almost out of the ones we got from TJs over Thanksgiving in Nashville!!). The malls freak me out around Christmas! I try to get all my shopping done at least two weeks before if I can. Hope you’re having a good week.

  3. Lori — December 9, 2009 @ 5:12 am

    That smell of roasted nuts gets me every time. They even had those little carts in Brazil! I just got a great deal on a bag of walnuts so I have a ton. I wonder if they would hold up to some seasoning like this. These look great!

    The site looks nice!

  4. bridget {bake at 350} — December 9, 2009 @ 6:23 am

    These look delicious! We don’t have a roasted almond cart in our mall. I think I’m seriously missing out! :)

  5. Elle — December 9, 2009 @ 6:43 am

    Oh my gosh, they look so good! Great photos–they really show off the almonds! I agree–spiced nuts are incredibly easy to make, which I didn’t realize until just last week.

    And also–thanks for the shout-out. :)

  6. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is — December 9, 2009 @ 6:50 am

    These are sooooo yummy. I eat them all.

  7. daddybookins — December 9, 2009 @ 7:40 am

    Cinnamon Roasted Almonds are the BEST! As a child I would get my winter stash from my ‘adopted grandmother’ (next door neighbor). Then as a college student working in the malls during the holidays they would have the kiosks set up making them. The aroma is fantastic! Have not had them in a long while. Perhaps something to try this weekend! Cheers!

    Peas Out!
    ~daddy b.

    btw dig the logo :o)

  8. Cookiepie — December 9, 2009 @ 7:58 am

    Those look fabulous!

  9. ashley — December 9, 2009 @ 8:08 am

    yum! cinnamon nuts are delicious! love the photos! :-)

  10. Tiffany — December 9, 2009 @ 8:17 am

    i am making these to take to our party at my grandmother’s this weekend! i needed just a little extra something… this is it! thanks sweet girl! :)

  11. katrina — December 9, 2009 @ 8:17 am

    What a great idea! I’ve only tried smokehouse almonds before, but cinnamon sounds even better.
    Love your new design!

  12. Lynn — December 9, 2009 @ 8:26 am

    Lovely idea! Although I don’t know that any would actually be given as gifts. My family would probably hoover them all down.

  13. Live.Love.Eat — December 9, 2009 @ 8:53 am

    Look at you and your .com. Very cool!!!

    And these would make a perfect gift. They look awesome!

  14. stacey snacks — December 9, 2009 @ 9:17 am

    I like the new look! Very nice!

  15. Gaby — December 9, 2009 @ 10:20 am

    I want some of these to nibble on right this second!!

  16. macduff — December 9, 2009 @ 10:59 am

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE this recipe! I’m going to have to make it right away – it’s the perfect thing for this cold and wet weather we’re having right now.

  17. Peter — December 9, 2009 @ 11:45 am

    Maria, the new site looks fab and all the delicious food can still be found here. Spiced nuts like these are a fave for the winter nights.

  18. Sara — December 9, 2009 @ 12:01 pm

    I love that little cart in the mall with the roasted nuts! These almonds sound delish. I usually make a sweet and spicy nut mix for the Christmas time, but now I’ll have to make these too.

  19. Rosa — December 9, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

    Those nuts look so good!

    I love your new site!



  20. Nicole — December 9, 2009 @ 12:39 pm

    Those look divine!

    I contacted Thomas Dawson about making over my blog after seeing yours, just thought I’d let you know! Thanks!

  21. stephchows — December 9, 2009 @ 1:13 pm

    OOO these sound like a great holiday gift!!!

  22. Cheryl — December 9, 2009 @ 2:26 pm

    Love the new site, good job! Those nuts look delish, our mall does not have nuts, but I remember as a child they did, smelled wonderful!

  23. Gera @ SweetsFoods — December 9, 2009 @ 2:36 pm

    Good luck in this new host and with your new site Maria!
    The roasted almonds with cinnamon are one of my favorite snack :)

    All the best,


  24. Jennifer @ Maple n Cornbread — December 9, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

    I LOVE the new look to your blog!!!! Cinnamon nuts are some of my fav!

  25. Katrina — December 9, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

    Yum. Why am I doing all this baking when these would be perfect for treat gifts? Oh yeah, the baking is fun and yummy, too! 😉
    Love the new look!

  26. Blond Duck — December 9, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

    I can’t make those. I’ll have not a shred of self-control.

  27. Lisa — December 9, 2009 @ 3:37 pm

    I love those roasted nuts. Actually it is my cousin who does the Totally Nutz in the malls in SLC every Christmas season. It is such a great job for them. They work tons of county fairs for 3 months in the summer and a few weeks in the winter. The rest of the time they get to enjoy life. Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to give it a try. Hey also I need some hints on how to get your photos accepted by I can’t quite get it right. Thanks

  28. Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen — December 9, 2009 @ 4:07 pm

    I think you read my mind, Maria, or maybe I am psychic but just before this, I was in the kitchen making cookies with nuts, had some leftover, and thought I should do some kind of cool nuts! I am so gonna do it!

  29. Pam — December 9, 2009 @ 4:29 pm

    They look so tasty Maria – I love anything with cinnamon.

  30. Bridgett — December 9, 2009 @ 4:44 pm

    OOOhh, instantly addictive!

  31. Elle — December 9, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

    Waht a wonderful gift idea! Love it…and the house will smell like Christmas as a bonus. Thanks!

  32. Shari — December 9, 2009 @ 8:13 pm

    These look delicious! Thanks for the recipe! I’ve printed it off and will give it a try. Love the idea of the house being filled with a roasted almond aroma!

  33. Jenna — December 9, 2009 @ 8:15 pm

    I love any kind of roasted nuts. Nice picture. Following you on twitter!

  34. Mags — December 9, 2009 @ 8:28 pm

    I’m sitting here eating smoked almonds as I type this and thinking how much I’d rather have those cinnamon roasted almonds instead….YUM!

  35. SippitySup — December 9, 2009 @ 8:44 pm

    Great new digs, now lets dig into some nuts! GREG

  36. theUngourmet — December 9, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

    I haven’t tried roasted almonds but I’d definitely love to try these. I’m with you, I hate shopping when it’s crowded. I try to go first thing in the morning before everyone it out.

  37. Esi — December 9, 2009 @ 11:06 pm

    Loooove the new site! These nuts look so good and perfect for the season.

  38. janelle — December 10, 2009 @ 3:30 am

    I adore yummy nuts! I haven’t tried them with cinnamon, sounds perfect!

  39. Lauren — December 10, 2009 @ 7:18 am

    Delicious! I love nuts, and roasted sounds even better!

  40. Debbie — December 10, 2009 @ 8:41 am

    Oh they look so good and crunchy!

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