Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

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Roasted Almonds

The holidays allow plenty of opportunities to get creative with delicious dinners, decadent desserts and stunning sides. But, sometimes we all forget that the little bites you set out before the main course are just as important.

These cinnamon roasted almonds with a touch of cayenne pepper for a little kick of spice make both a impressive and tasty snack and a thoughtful homemade gift for the holidays!

It’s as simple as this: Toss some whole almonds in a mixture of egg whites and water, spread them out on a big baking pan, and sprinkle with sugar, salt, cinnamon and cayenne. After the almonds bake for about an hour, let cool. Then, just package them pretty in a re-sealable glass jar with a little ribbon, and voila! A sweet (and a little spicy) gift from your kitchen that everyone will love munching on!

Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Servings 16 servings (4 cups)

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon cold water
  • 4 cups whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
  • Lightly beat the egg white; add water, and beat until frothy but not stiff. Add the nuts, and stir until well coated. Mix the sugar, salt, cayenne and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the nuts. Toss to coat, and spread evenly on the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until golden. Allow to cool, then store nuts in airtight containers.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. Just stopped by for the first time. What a lovely blog! Looks good to me. :)

  2. What amazing idea! Simply, delicious and beautiful! That’s all that I need!

  3. I love your new look! Very sophisticated :) These almonds sound splendid.. I think my mom would really enjoy them. Thanks for sharing!! Hope you’re having a great day Georgia!

  4. What a nice snack! I’ve been making different cookies and sweets to bring in to work with me, and plan to make brownies tonight. But I think next on the list are these roasted almonds, I think they will appreciate the change from sweet to savory. Thank you!
    By the way, beautiful tree! I wish I could have one also , but our living room is just too small. Instead we hung up a wreath in the living room – which is nice because it doesn’t take up any space but still brings us the lovely smell of christmas.

  5. Love the new design! So sleek and pretty. Although it did take a few minutes to load just now, but was fine earlier.

    These nuts look great! I candied some walnuts once and they were incredible, and easy. Thanks for reminding me to make some more!

  6. One of my favorite snacks around the holidays is nuts — it seems they’re always around. This seems like a great little recipe, I’ll have to give it a shot!

    P.S. LOVE the new design, it’s great!

  7. gorgeous….I need to re-do mine now! ha

  8. I love the spiced nuts- they’re so addictive! They’re great to keep for a quick nibble when folks drop in. Love your new look!

  9. Georgia, I LOVE your redesign–elegant yet homey. :)

    Cinnamon-roasted almonds are a favorite treat of mine, REGARDLESS if it’s the holidays. I’ll have to add some cayenne next time!

  10. Your blog and your Christmas tree looks gorgeous! Mmmm, I could eat almonds all day!

  11. Oh how gorgeous! Just look at your pretty site. So glad I found you. Lovin’ some of those recipes. Thanks for stopping by and bringing me over. And that’s one classy tree. Love that ornament.

  12. Beautiful X’mas tree! And cool new design!

  13. I`m sure I can finish the whole canister with that kind of almonds! Yum yum!

  14. Oh those look so delicious! I love your tree too Georgia, it’s beautiful!!

  15. These look perfect! Great recipe :)

  16. the new blog looks so pretty, love the layout!

  17. These would make a great gift!

  18. Oh! I love almond with cinnamon, but never had a spicy version…I definitely have to try this one, what a great snack!

  19. Love the almonds – I would eat way too many of them. The tree looks beautiful.

  20. I love nuts for snacks, but sometimes I get bored of the plain ones. This looks like a great recipe to switch it up a little. I could use some right now as a pre-dinner snack!

  21. Lookin’ good, Georgia! Very sleek…love it, and love these nuts too!

  22. I love these almonds. They looks delicious.

  23. When I entered your website, I already notice the changes. Great job! Simple and pretty.

    You can’t believe how much I love roasted almonds. When it is available on site, I tend to take a glob of it! I haven’t made mine myself. I probably should!

  24. I loooooove sweet and spicy nuts. I actually worked for a little company making sweet and spicy pecans. I ate way too many while cooking/packing. SO good!!

  25. Wooow! Georgia – the new design looks fantastic. I really like the continued use of soft colors and your header/navigation. Clean and user friendly. Also, your gorgeous photography seems to just pop on the page – larger images? Very nicely done…kudos to you and your designer :)

  26. Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Cristina. I’m so glad you like the new design. The photos are about the same size as they were, maybe a little smaller. I’ll pass on the kind words to the designer! Thanks again, and happy holidays to you.

  27. I will have to add these to my dessret table for Christmas.

  28. Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Cristina. I’m so glad you like the new design. The photos are about the same size as they were, maybe a little smaller. I’ll pass on the kind words to the designer! Thanks again, and happy holidays to you.

  29. I loooooove sweet and spicy nuts. I actually worked for a little company making sweet and spicy pecans. I ate way too many while cooking/packing. SO good!!

  30. I love nuts for snacks, but sometimes I get bored of the plain ones. This looks like a great recipe to switch it up a little. I could use some right now as a pre-dinner snack!

  31. Oh! I love almond with cinnamon, but never had a spicy version…I definitely have to try this one, what a great snack!

  32. Oh those look so delicious! I love your tree too Georgia, it’s beautiful!!

  33. I`m sure I can finish the whole canister with that kind of almonds! Yum yum!

  34. Oh how gorgeous! Just look at your pretty site. So glad I found you. Lovin’ some of those recipes. Thanks for stopping by and bringing me over. And that’s one classy tree. Love that ornament.

  35. I love the spiced nuts- they’re so addictive! They’re great to keep for a quick nibble when folks drop in. Love your new look!

  36. One of my favorite snacks around the holidays is nuts — it seems they’re always around. This seems like a great little recipe, I’ll have to give it a shot!

    P.S. LOVE the new design, it’s great!

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