Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

By Maria Lichty

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cinnamon roasted almonds recipe

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.


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Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

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  • 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.

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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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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Yum! These look fantastic. I love the smell of cinnamon roasted almonds. I will have to whip some of these up this weekend!

  2. Wow, these almonds sound wonderful with cinnamon! I must make these for my daughter, she really loves almonds!

  3. these are the types of things that i’m scared to make because i know once they’re done, i’m not going to be able to stop eating them…worth the risk though!

  4. Maria your new site is so pretty and I love its sleekness, very attractive to me! I also enjoyed reading your about page, I learned so much about you and Josh. I want to thank you for the gift idea post you made too, so many great ideas!

  5. Oh, I agree about the on-line shopping and the nuts. I can almost smell them now . . . I should make some and get the wonderful aroma goin’ in my house. Your blog really is beautiful.

  6. I recently made something similar to this, but I might just have to make these to compare! Not to mention I am already out of the other ones ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Great picture of the nuts tumbling out of the cup. I too love the smell of the roasting nuts while shopping!

  8. Made these this week… YUM! Even better… I used them to make homemade cinnamon almond butter. I processed them in the food processor with a little maple syrup and a little canola oil. SO good. On toast, it works like dessert!

    1. Carly-I will have to try making cinnamon almond butter. Sounds delicious! Thanks for the idea!

  9. I’m so excited to see this recipe! I *LOVE* these at the mall and they are my mom’s favorite; I always buy a package for her. Can’t wait to make them this year!

  10. Thank you for posting this recipe! My grandma used to make these and when she passed away 13 years ago I was given her recipe box. Imagine my dismay when I discovered her “recipe” was not in the box. In fact it was no to be found any where in the house. Upon making them I discovered these taste EXACTLY like hers!! Thank you so very much for helping to revive one of our family traditions!!

  11. munching on these right now as i type! ๐Ÿ™‚ these are so delicious, hubby and i got some bad news recently so i made these tonight to cheer him up as they are one of his all time favorite snacks and insists on buying some whenever we go to the mall, he’s a much happier hubby now! ๐Ÿ˜€ thank you!

  12. I made these the other night–they taste just like the almonds that they sell at fairs, sporting events, etc., and then package in those pink and purple paper cones. These are phenomenal! I got a stomach ache from eating so many straight out of the oven–so worth it though! Thanks, Maria–you’re a culinary genuis! Keep it up!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I amke these every holiday…wonderful. I always make at least a double batch and have to hide them away so I don’t eat them all myself!

  14. I made these last night and they were good, but most of the cinnamon and sugar fell right off them. How do you get the maximum cin/sug coverage?

  15. I tried this an gave away as Christmas gifts. Friends said they are yummy. But they are not as crunchy as I thought they should be. Why, oh, why? ๐Ÿ˜›

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