Cinnamon Roasted Almonds Recipe - Just 3 Ingredients! (2024)

This easy cinnamon roasted almonds recipe requires only 3 ingredients and is ready in less than 15 minutes! Makes the perfect Christmas gifts for friends and family, co-workers, and neighbors! Comes with 4 free gift tags!

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A sweet, crunchy treat with the perfect mix of sugar and cinnamon - these roasted almonds are a wonderful gifts for the holidays, or great to snack on any time of year!

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

The smell of cinnamon is thick in the air... you start to look around for the source and your eyes fall on the cinnamon roasted almonds vendor. You slowly make your way towards the booth, trying to control the amount of saliva forming as you think about devouring the delicious morsels in front of you (you fail, of course).

You place your order and pay the outrageous fee for the sweet and crunchy treat and move along to enjoy your prize in peace.

We've all been there. Whether it's at a state fair, county fair, a renaissance festival, or even an antique show, you can hardly go anywhere without encountering cinnamon roasted almonds!

After paying over $15 for less than a cup of nuts at one fateful antique show I came home determined to figure out how to make my own.

Turns out making your own cinnamon roasted almonds at home is easy and WAY cheaper than you might think!

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Step One:

Wash and prep your almonds.

While this step is optional, for me it's a must since without it your almonds may be a little gritty!

Prep a baking tray by lining it with parchment paper for the hot almonds when they are ready!

Step Two:

Combine water, sugar, and cinnamon in a large skillet or pot and bring to a boil.

Add almonds and stir well.

Step Three:

Continue stirring constantly until the sugar turns powdery. This may take about 10-15 minutes.

Transfer the almonds immediately to the parchment lined baking tray.

They will being to harden very quickly, so act fast!!

Step Four:

You can eat them as soon as they aren't boiling hot, but they won't be crunchy yet.

Allow the cinnamon roasted almonds to cool fully before storing or packing into gift boxes.

NOTE: If you find that your almonds are not as crunchy as you'd like, place the baking tray in the oven at 250° for an hour. Remove a few almonds and let them cool a bit to test.

Continue until the nuts are as crisp as you'd like!

Step Five (for gift giving):

If you're planing to gift these delicious cinnamon almonds, I have a few gift tags available below for you to use!

We printed a bunch of tags, then cut them and placed them on these craft paper treat boxes for an easy gift!

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I would recommend putting some tissue in the box before you add the almonds. Just one sheet of tissue paper like a liner helps to keep the oil on the almonds from causing grease spots on the boxes.


Check out this quick video of the process and then print the recipe below!

We make these cinnamon roasted almonds during the fall and for Christmas each year and it's always one of the fasted to disappear!

And of course, we love making these in advance because they are so dang easy and cheap for a delicious gift to throw in a nice bag or box to give away to neighbors!

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They'll think you spent a fortune on them and will be begging for the recipe! Grab 4 free holiday tags on our members only page by signing up for our newsletter below!

You can make this recipe with any kind of nuts you want, we've made cinnamon roasted almonds, cinnamon roasted pecans, cinnamon roasted walnuts, and more!

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Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Servings: 5 cups


  • 4 Cups Almonds
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon


  • Add sugar, water, and cinnamon to a skillet. Bring to a boil and stir to combine.

  • Add almonds and reduce heat to medium. Stir constantly.

  • Once sugar looks powdery on almonds, remove from heat and immediately transfer to a lined baking sheet.

  • Let cool (if you can) and enjoy!

  • Store in an air tight container and eat within 2 months.

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Cinnamon Roasted Almonds Recipe - Just 3 Ingredients! (2024)


Do I need to soak almonds before roasting? ›

Soaking and roasting almonds

They can also be soaked and then roasted. Soaking almonds is said to be beneficial to digestion and increase the availability of nutrients in nuts, yet anti-oxidant vitamin E can be lost at the higher temperatures required for roasting.

How to roast almonds without oil? ›

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spread almonds on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are golden brown and fragrant. ...
  4. Check to make sure that the almonds have the proper crunch when bitten into. ...
  5. Sprinkle with salt if desired.

How long do homemade roasted almonds last? ›

Shelf-Life of Almonds

Natural almonds can be stored for two years or more when their freshness and shelf-life is maximized by placing them in the refrigerator or freezer. Roasted almonds can stay good for up to a year in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Is it better to roast or soak almonds? ›

Improves digestibility: In terms of digestion, soaked almonds are better than raw or roasted. Anything that we soak, be it almonds or any other thing, is easy to chew and softer for the digestive system to break down. Almond is a rich source of antioxidants and when we soak them, the benefits multiply.

How long to soak almonds for roasting? ›

In addition if the almonds are soaked long enough they will swell in size, and it will change how dense they are after roasted. 10 minutes won't swell the almonds much at all. If you prefer this, use a warm water and soak 20-30 minutes.

What happens if you roast without oil? ›

When vegetables are roasted without oil the finished product is a bit drier than it would be otherwise. However, finishing the roasted vegetables and adding flavor post-cooking, such as by tossing them in a small amount of high flavor liquid will boost flavor and add complementary flavor notes to the dish.

What is a good substitute for oil in a roast? ›

substitute for fats like oil, butter, or shortening. Some of my favorites include applesauce, mashed bananas, and puréed dates. In some instances, nut flour or nut butters can serve as substitutions or additions. Roasting—There's no need to coat your vegetables or other foods with oil before roasting them in the oven.

What is the difference between dry roasted almonds and roasted almonds? ›

There are two types of roasting: dry roasting and oil roasting. Dry roasting is a type of roasting in which no oil is used, whereas oil roasting is just that - when oil is used in the cooking process.

How many almonds make 1 cup of almond flour? ›

1.5 cups almonds yield 2 cups plus one tablespoon of almond flour. To make 1 cup of flour , use 3/4 cup almonds.

Do cinnamon roasted almonds go bad? ›

This cinnamon roasted almonds 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 do you know when roasted almonds are done? ›

They should start to smell nutty and you might hear them crackling. Return to the oven if needed and check again after another 3 minutes. If they need longer, give another stir. Nuts rarely take longer than 15 minutes to roast, usually closer to 8 to 12 minutes.

What is the shelf life of cinnamon roasted almonds? ›

The shelf life is 6 plus months.

Do almonds need to be soaked? ›

Soaking almonds before eating them can increase their nutrient absorption and make them more digestible. Soaking almonds overnight can also help to break down the hard outer shell, making them easier to chew and less likely to cause digestive issues.

Do I need to soak raw nuts before roasting? ›

I can't speak to the trustworthiness of the various sites I discovered and their claims about phytic acid and neutralized enzymes, but I can tell you this: Soaking your nuts before you roast them will greatly enhance their flavor.

How long do almonds need to soak? ›

Raw nuts contain enzyme inhibitors, and the thought is that sprouting unleashes the nuts' full nutritional potential by allowing these inhibited enzymes to be activated. Sprouting also makes for an easier digestion process. How do you do it? Fully submerge raw almonds in water and let them soak for eight to 12 hours.

Can you roast raw almonds at home? ›

Oven method:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil for easy cleanup. Add whole, slivered, or sliced almonds in a single layer. Roast whole almonds 10 to 15 minutes or slivered and sliced almonds for 8 to 12 minutes.

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