Have you ever been to a theme park or county fair and catch a whiff of fresh Cinnamon Roasted Almonds? That smell grabs you every time. Doesn’t it? It’s warm and comforting. Also called cinnamon glazed almonds, they just smell heavenly. It’s as if that fragrance caresses your nose and almost carries you to the stand selling them.
Once you have one, you’re hooked. There is a reason why many places give out free samples. Just is no “oh, I’ll just have one!” You want the whole bag once you get that taste.
Now you can make these cinnamon roasted almonds at home. They are really easy to make too! We like the almonds, but feel you can substitute other types of nuts or any combination you want.
The first time we had these was at Disney World. We were walking in one of the parks when we caught the amazing smell. We headed right over and picked up a bag. Now, we have to get one every time we go to the park. I’m glad that I can make these at home. It’s cheaper than heading to Disney whenever the craving hits.
The trick to these glazed almonds is to whip the egg whites into stiff peaks. The picture above shows you what you are looking for. It’s almost as if you are making a meringue. It helps to get the glaze to stick to the nuts. It’s takes a few extra minutes to do this step, but you’ll love the results.
- 1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled
- 2 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cane sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1 pound whole almonds
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Beat together the egg whites and salt in a stand mixer or hand mixer until frothy.
- With mixer running on high, slowly add sugar to egg whites until mixture forms stiff peaks.
- Stir in cinnamon.
- Fold in almonds.
- Stir in butter.
- Line a baking sheet with foil or a silicone mat. Pour almond mixture onto baking sheet. Spread out into 1 layer of nuts.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes stirring every 10 minutes. Almonds are ready when the glaze will sticks to them.
- Remove from oven. Serve warm or at room temperature.
If you like this recipe, be sure to check out our other tasty Disney Park inspired foods or my 5 favorite Disney World Snacks. I get each of these 5 snacks every time I visit the park. You’ll love those recipes, especially the Pinapple Dole Whip, as much as this one.