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Cinnamon Toasted Almonds

Crunchy, cinnamon almonds are a spectacular treat to bring to a party or gathering. "They taste just like the cinnamon roasted almonds you get at the fair," says Janice Thompson from Stacy, Minnesota.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 6 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups unblanched almonds
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites until frothy; beat in vanilla. Add almonds; stir gently to coat. Combine the sugars, salt and cinnamon; add to nut mixture and stir gently to coat.
  • Spread evenly in 2 greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake at 300° for 25-30 minutes or until almonds are crisp, stirring once. Cool. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 250 calories, 18g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 166mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • cynandtom
    Jul 29, 2020

    Hubby asked me if I could make roasted nuts like you get at the fair. I searched and chose this recipe, and I’m glad I did. Salty, sweet, and crunchy; LOVE them. More importantly it fit the bill for Hubby, he said they are just like at the fair and he couldn’t stop eating them. I N will be making these often.

  • Kaye
    Feb 11, 2019

    I was looking to use up some mixed nuts. I agree with Kim Goeck. This turned out a big gloppy mess. Had in the oven for 90 minutes, rotating and stirring every 15 minutes and still were soggy. Don't turn up the oven! I did by just a few degrees and withing a couple of minutes everything was burned. What a waste!

  • Julie
    Dec 21, 2018

    These did not turn out that good for me. I followed the recipe exact and the 6 tsp of vanilla extract is WAY TOO MUCH! After the almonds cooled that's all I could taste. You probably only need 2 or 3 tsp.

  • AggieJJ
    Oct 19, 2017

    Clearly not the best recipe- there are better ones out there- I found one last time- but didn't write it down

  • BakerGirlCarrie
    Dec 14, 2015

    This recipe is a winner! I made them with almonds, and then with pecans, and they both turned out perfect. I followed the recipe exactly and the cinnamon sugar baked on with just enough flavor and crunch. Do not forget to stir them half way through the baking process. Then after baking, when almost cooled on the pan, separate all the nuts apart. I am excited to give these as gifts this Holiday season!

  • ojc0806
    Dec 22, 2014

    Tastes just like the ones at the farmers market :-)

  • kimgoeck
    Nov 17, 2014

    These did not turn out for me as written. I made them exactly as directed and they came out a gloopy mess. I ended up having to put them on new pans and bake them almost double the time and then they came out crunchy. The recipe fails to tell you that you need to use a slotted spoon to transfer the nuts to the baking sheets. Do not do what I did and just dump the mixture onto the pans. There is too much liquid and it does not evaporate during baking. I baked mine for a total of 50-60 minutes. I was pleased with the final texture but was not in love with the flavor. They are too savory for me. I was hoping for something much sweeter. Next time I will try them with 1/2 tsp. of salt and 1 tsp. cinnamon and probably cut the vanilla down to 1 Tbsp.

  • pmayton7
    Apr 24, 2014

    Love it made it and gave to coworkers for Christmas 2013 along with some of my other favorite nut recipes and it was a hit.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Nov 12, 2013

    This is a delicious recipe. My husband won't eat the almonds when he buys mixed nuts so I am left with lots of almonds. When I found this recipe, I was so happy. I could use up all the extra almonds. I made them today and they are a real winner. And, even more funny is the fact that my husband has been devouring them! I will definitely be making these again. They will make a nice hostess gift, too.I made these again recently (Sept. 2015) for a meeting and this time used a slotted spoon to spoon them into the pan. I only used one pan. A lot less liquid that way. They were the hit of the meeting. Delicious. I recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home.

  • TeriLou23
    Jul 4, 2013

    Yummy. Yes they taste like the fair. So easy too