If you’re looking for a sweet yet healthy treat, look no further! Making roasted almonds is SO easy, even I can do it. I swear, College Sophie didn’t even know how to boil water for pasta. I know, pathetic, but I swear that I’ve made some headway since then!
I’m the type of person who needs to eat…all…day…long. And if I go hungry, you may want to step out of my way! I’ve said many, many things that I didn’t mean while I was hangry, and I’ve had to issue out too many apologies after the fact. Those apologies typically go to my husband as he’s the kind soul who has to deal with my hanger wrath. Sorry honey!
This is why these almonds are a lifesaver -they’re an easy treat to have on hand and they hold me off until my next meal. I don’t know why I’ve waited so long to implement almonds into my daily snack routine, but now that I’m here, I don’t think I can ever go back. They’re rich in protein, vitamin E, fiber and potassium, among many other benefits. There are so many ways to season them as well, so you can always spice up each recipe according to what you like.
The prep for this should take you no more than 5 minutes. You’ll want to whisk together an egg white, a little bit of cold water and vanilla extract before coating your almonds with this frothy mixture.
Your next step is to combine white sugar, brown sugar (I prefer granulated brown sugar because I find that it keeps longer and doesn’t harden as fast), cinnamon and salt.
Mix your spices along with the almonds.
Once everything is mixed in, pop the almonds into the oven; bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Stir them every 10 minutes so that the almonds don’t stick on the tray, and voilà! Your almonds are going to smell delicious and while you’ll want to sample some right then and there, wait until they reach room temperature, will you?
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did! The blend of cinnamon, sugar and vanilla extract is out of this world! Please let me know how yours turn out.
Bon appétit everyone!