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Roasted Cinnamon Sugar Almonds

These incredible sweet and spicy Roasted Cinnamon Sugar Almonds are similar to the ones sold at a premium price at every neighborhood mall.  When you’re entertaining friends or snacking on family movie night add these almonds to the menu and they’ll be the star of the gathering.

Roasted Cinnamon Sugar Almonds

Homemade Roasted Cinnamon Sugar Almonds Recipe

You know the ones, as soon as you approach the area where they’re sold, the smell of cinnamon fills the air and it’s completely intoxicating.  You may even find yourself so tempted by the aroma that you think it’s prudent to spend your tight shopping budget on an entire case of them.  OK, maybe that’s just me but, they are incredibly enticing. The truth is, they’re a cinch to make at home and take so few ingredients to prepare that I began making them myself  at a fraction of the buy-at-the-mall or specialty store price. How to make easy Candied Almonds:

  • Nuts – Whole blanched almonds. The package may also say “steam pasteurized”. I use Kirkland brand from Costco.
  • Coating – Whipped large egg white. No egg yolk is needed.
  • Sugar – Both granulated sugar and light brown sugar.
  • Flavorings – Ground cinnamon and vanilla extract.
Roasted Cinnamon Sugar Almonds

How to Make the Best Roasted Cinnamon Sugar Almonds Recipe

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make these easy Roasted Cinnamon Sugar Almonds: Whole almonds, one large egg white, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, salt, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon.
  • Kitchen gadgets you’ll need: A stand mixer or a hand mixer, measuring cups and spoons. a large sheet pan and spoon for stirring.
  • When whipping the egg white patience is key. It takes a few minutes for it to expand and firm up. You don’t have to worry about over beating in this instance as you would when making a cake or cookie batter. It does need to be done with a mixer, a whisk just doesn’t get the job done.
  • This recipe will work with other varieties of nuts, too. Do you love candied pecans? Checkout my Candied Cinnamon Sugar Pecans recipe here. 
  • How do you serve Cinnamon Sugar Almonds? They’re terrific for snacking on their own or for chopping and using as a garnish on ice cream, desserts and cookies.
  • You can also scoop them into a cellophane bag, tie the top with a pretty ribbon and give them as an appreciation gift to the kids teachers.
  • Whether I serve them on family movie night, or for munching when we’re enjoying a night around the fire pit with friends and neighbors, there’s never a cinnamon sugared crumb left behind.
  • Store Roasted Cinnamon Sugar Almonds in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.
Roasted Cinnamon Sugar Almonds

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Roasted Cinnamon Sugar Almonds

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Cooling time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 35 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted-cinnamon-sugar-almonds
Servings: 16 servings (1/4 cup)
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • 4 cups whole blanched almonds
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Preheat the oven to 250°F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 15x10x1.5-inch jelly roll pan.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl using an electric mixer, beat together the egg white and vanilla extract until the egg white has expanded and looks creamy and light beige in color.
  • Add the almonds to the mixing bowl. Coat the almonds with the beaten egg white stirring until evenly coated.
  • Place the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a large plastic storage bag. Seal the bag and shake to combine.
  • Drop the egg white coated almonds into the sugar mixture.
  • Seal the bag and shake until the almonds are coated on all sides.
  • Spread in a single layer on the prepared jelly roll pan then bake for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Spread on wax paper and cool completely.
  • Store tightly covered at room temperature.


Blanched almonds are unsalted and readily available at most grocery stores and big box stores like Walmart, Sams and Costco.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Would give them 10 stars if I could. These cinnamon almonds are beyond fantastic. I had no idea that they could be so easy to make until I found your recipe!! Have made them several times for parties, and they always turn out perfect. Raves from all about how amazing they taste. Thank you so, so much for sharing this wonderful recipe!

    1. Hi Olivia, serving size depends on who’s eating them truly, it would just be a guess. If you want to calculate there are a plethora free online tools to do so.

    1. Hi Nicole, I’ve had some people tell me they’ve used brown sugar substitute with success. It’s not sugar free but, lower sugar. I haven’t tested it myself using a sugar free option. If you do, please come back and let us know.

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