Monday, January 17, 2011

Cinnamon Sugar Almonds

Confession: I pack my husbands breakfast and lunch for work, daily. Don't hate on me- I like doing it. I just like the process of making his food and knowing he has some yummyness to eat during the day.

 I love Costco's nut trail mix and often add it to John's lunch. It's easy, nutritious, and high in good fats. However, John recently begged, pleaded, and urged asked me to lay off the trail mix for awhile- apparently he's sick of it. Meh.

Even so,  I really wanted him to have some form of nuts so I decided if Costco wasn't cutting it for him anymore I'd make my own variety of nuts and see if he liked it. Sure enough, these were a winner. And really, how could they not be? They are sweet, crunchy, and delicious. They also make your house smell like an amazing cinnamon scented candle while they cook. I made the whole recipe and stored them in an airtight container so these will last awhile. Best of all it's much cheaper than buying the fancy almonds at the grocery store!

Source: Divine Bites

4 cups almonds
1 egg white
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt

1- Preheat the oven to 250.
2- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
3- Combine cinnamon, sugars, and salt in a bowl, mix well.
4- In another bowl whip the egg white and vanilla until it's foamy and thick (but do not let it form stiff white peaks). 
5- Add the almonds to the egg whites and stir well. Sprinkle sugar mixture over the almonds and stir to coat.
6- Spread evenly in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. 
7- Allow to completely cool, then store in an airtight container. 


  1. it is super sweet to make his lunches, this is such a great snack...

  2. I like to pack my boyfriend's lunches too.... I think it's a nice thing to do for your significant other.... glad to know I'm not the only one! :)

  3. I make this same recipe every Christmas. I put them in little cupcake papers or cello bags for my dance group carry in, they are always a big hit.

  4. My Mom recently made these and I LOVED them!

  5. These look SO delicious. I love cinnamon almonds!