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Cinnamon Vanilla Roasted Almonds

Updated: Dec 17, 2021

Can you think of the aroma at the malls at Christmas time that draws you in and makes you want to buy whatever it is that smells so amazing? A hint of sweet cinnamon and vanilla luring you in? Now you can have that sensory power in your own home! When you roast up a batch of these Cinnamon Vanilla Roasted Almonds, your house will smell AMAZING, and you will see people come..... in herds.... looking for what is creating that smell. The nuts may not make it past the pan before they are consumed and everyone is begging for more. A perfect gift to share at the holidays if you can keep all the kiddos little hands (and yours) away!


Cinnamon Vanilla Roasted Almonds

Makes 1 pound

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 egg white

3 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 pound whole almonds

Preheat oven to 250°F. Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment or non-stick foil. In a small bowl, combine the sugars, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk the egg white until frothy and foamy. Add the vanilla and beat for a few more seconds. Pour the almonds into the egg white mixture and stir gently to coat. Pour the sugar mixture onto the moist almonds and stir gently to coat. Pour the almonds onto the baking sheet and spread into a single layer. Bake, uncovered, for one hour, stirring and flipping almonds every 15 minutes, until crisp. Cool completely.


Step-by-step tutorial:

Gather your ingredients. You will need sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, an egg, vanilla, and whole almonds.

In a small bowl, combine 1/2 sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

In a medium bowl, beat 1 egg white until frothy and foamy. Add 3 teaspoons vanilla and beat for a few more seconds.

Add 1 lb. of almonds to the egg white and stir to coat.

Pour the sugar mixture into the almonds.

Stir to coat all the moist almonds in the sugar mixture.

Pour the almonds onto a lined baking sheet. Bake at 250°F for one hour, stirring and flipping every 15 minutes. Your house is going to start smelling so wonderful!

When they are done, they will be crispy and so dangerously delicious. You can't try just one. Let the almonds cool completely.

I like to put them in little bags to share with friends and neighbors.

A little cup of these perfect gems will make anyone's day brighter. Who needs the mall to give us the holiday aromas that make us crazy? We can very well make ourselves crazy! Or in this case, nuts. :)

Recipe Source: Recipe adapted from a recipe on The Country Basket


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