Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

My mom recently gave me a box of these Cinnamon Roasted Almond snack packs.

DSCN0844They are really delicious and not too processed.  My mom is the queen of buying premade foods, looking at the ingredients, and figuring out how to recreate them.  She often buys premade bean or quinoa salads from specialty stores and then replicates them at home.  I thought I would take a page from my mom’s book and try to reproduce these cinnamon roasted almonds without any of the artificial ingredients.  The result was incredibly delicious, took less than 10 minutes to make, and made my entire house smell like cinnamon!

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pre-cooked cinnamon roasted almonds

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw whole almonds
  • ½ tablespoon agave
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon salt
  • cooking spray or drizzle of Canola oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place almonds in a mixing bowl.  Drizzle agave or honey over the almonds.  Use a spatula to stir and coat the almonds with agave.

  3. Mix in cinnamon and salt and stir a with spatula.  Try to make sure the almonds are evenly coated.

  4. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray, or drizzle with canola oil (spread oil over pan with paper towel).  Spread almonds evenly on the pan.

  5. Bake for 10 minutes.

  6. While still warm, taste the almonds and add a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.  Let cool, and enjoy!

 

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Cinnamon Roasted Almonds-- just 4 ingredients and ready in 10 minutes

Nutrition notes:

  • Almonds have been shown to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol in healthy adults and those with high cholesterol and Diabetes (1).
  • Almonds have 6 grams of protein in 1 ounce (or about 23 almonds) and contain160 calories.  That’s a great source of vegetarian protein.
  • Almonds are higher in protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin E, riboflavin and niacin than any other tree nut.
  • One ounce of almonds contains 14% of your daily dose of dietary fiber! Fiber aids in digestion and keeps you feeling fuller longer.
  • Buy the raw, unsalted variety of almonds to avoid added calories and unnecessary sodium.

References:

1)   Berryman, C.E., Preston, A.G., Karmally, W., Deckelbaum, R.J., Kris-Etherton, P.M. (2011). Effects of almond consumption on the reduction of LDL-cholesterol: a discussion of potential mechanisms and future research directions. Nutrition Reviews, 69 (4), 171-185. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2011.00383.x.

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    arezu carroll
    September 20, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    might try this using Pumpkin Pie spice instead of cinnamon

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    allykrause
    December 29, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    I made these to go with my Christmas gifts and everyone loved them! So easy to make and delicious. They are on my top go-to snacks to make now. Thanks for the great recipe.

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      December 30, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      You just made my day! I’m so happy you made and enjoyed them. Thanks for following along with my recipe adventures

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    Kathy
    September 1, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Made this recipe today but I used an assortment of nuts just to give it a little extra. Cashews, almonds, walnuts, peanuts and pecans.

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    Lindsey
    October 16, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! What a simple way to really dial up the flavor!

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    Tawnie Kroll
    October 16, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    4 ingredients and only 10 minutes? YES pleaseee!

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    memeinge
    October 17, 2018 at 10:06 am

    These almonds tasted great! I put them into a homemade trail mix!

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