There’s just something so magical about the scents that bring back so many memories during the holiday season. One of those scents for me is cinnamon roasted almonds being made at the local mall. Granted, I probably loved being at the mall and shopping just as much, but we’d always buy a little paper cone filled with these amazing cinnamon and sugar coated nuts every year, and it’s one of those traditions that I grew up loving and associated with the holidays.
Now that I’m older, I try to avoid the mall crowds as much as possible, ha, but I still LIVE for this sweet treat, so I found a way to make my own cinnamon roasted almonds at home, which I can make in my pj’s without even having to leave the house. The recipe is so easy to make and your house will smell amazing while they bake too! These cinnamon roasted almonds are the perfect treat to leave out while entertaining during a holiday party or adding them onto a charcuterie board with other delicious snacks!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- 3 Cups Whole Raw Almonds
- 1 Egg White
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla
- 1/2 Cup White Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 Tsp. Salt
- 1 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray and then cover with parchment paper (this will help prevent your parchment paper from sliding).
In a bowl, mix the egg white and vanilla together and beat until frothy, but not stiff.
Add the almonds and stir until they are well coated.
In a small bowl, combine the sugars, salt, and cinnamon. Sprinkle the mixture over the nuts and toss them to coat them completely.
Spread the nuts evenly, in a single layer, on the parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake the almonds for one hour.
Remove from the oven and turn the nuts using a large spatula. Put them back into the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
Allow the cinnamon roasted almonds to cool completely.
You can package them up in fun little containers to give out as a holiday gift, or store them in an airtight container to munch on at home.
They are really easy to make and so addicting! I can never just eat one and have a hard time keeping prying hands out of them when they’re cooling too!
I have a feeling that this recipe won’t only stay in the holiday archives at our house 😉
These homemade marshmallows would also make a great edible gift idea too!