Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

I am always looking for good treats that won't throw my blood sugar for a loop (after a time with gestational diabetes I am much more aware). These are the perfect pack of protein with a little sweet. When I go to the mall I LOVE the smell of the roasted almond cart. I am way too cheap though to buy them :) These are good and very inexpensive to make (I got my raw almonds for 2 bucks a pound at Winco). This recipe comes from the California Almond Board. We have been making them for years!
Roasted Almonds
3 cups whole raw almonds
2 egg whites at room temp
4 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
Preheat oven to 325 place butter on a jelly roll pan and place in oven to melt. Meanwhile beat eggs until frothy, gradually add sugar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in almonds and cinnamon. Pour almond mixture in pan and toss with butter. Bake 40 minutes turning every 10 minutes until almonds are crisp. Almonds store for up to 2 weeks.
*Please note you will loose a good bit of the sugar....don't worry. You will think it is not going is fine. You will think they will be naked when you are done....they won't be :)


  1. How interesting!!! I'm definitely going to make these...maybe right now! YUM!

  2. They are good. Love almonds about any way.