This Candied Almonds Recipe is easy to make with just 6 ingredients. These cinnamon roasted almonds are even more delicious than the nuts you can get at the mall or fair, and they're freezer-friendly so you can make a batch and enjoy them for months as a snack, on top of salads, etc.
Course Appetizer, condiment, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet. (Do NOT use parchment paper or foil. Bake directly on the greased pan).
In a small bowl, combine sugar, sea salt, and cinnamon, set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whip egg white and vanilla with a whisk until frothy (about 1 minute).
Add almonds to wet mixture and stir until evenly coated.
Once almonds are coated, sprinkle the dry ingredients over the almonds and stir until evenly distributed. Make sure to scrape any extra cinnamon sugar mixture off the sides and bottom of the bowl and incorporate it into the almonds.
Spread the almonds evenly, in a single layer, on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake at 250 degrees F for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes. Even if they look done after 45 minutes trust me and bake for the full hour.
After one hour remove the almonds from the oven, give them a final stir and let them cool on the baking sheet or enjoy them warm!
Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the freezer!
Raw Almonds. Use raw, unsalted almonds. I don't recommend any substitutions, although I have had other people using a variety of nuts with great success.
Egg white. I do not recommend making any substitutes for the egg white.
Vanilla Extract. Technically you can substitute 1 TBS water for the vanilla extract, although I do not recommend that substitution. Use pure vanilla extract for the best flavor.
Granulated Sugar. Regular granulated sugar and organic cane sugar are the two varieties I have used to make these cinnamon sugar almonds.
Fine Sea Salt. If you only have iodized table salt, you will need to cut the amount of salt in half.
Ground Cinnamon. Use a high-quality ground cinnamon for the absolute best flavor.
How to store candied almonds
This recipe makes a LOT of nuts. I always make the full recipe and enjoy some, then freeze the rest for later. I like to have them on hand to pull out and use on salads or eat as a snack.Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
How to freeze cinnamon sugar almonds:
Let roasted almonds cool completely
Transfer to a freezer-friendly, airtight container.
Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Let thaw at room temperature and enjoy! They thaw very quickly, and even taste great frozen!