I never knew how easy it could be to roast your own almonds at home until I needed to make a few for a salad last weekend. Who knew?! I also had almonds on the brain after reading Kath’s delicious looking recipe for Maple Sesame Almonds! So, I made sure to pick up a few raw almonds on my weekend shopping trip. It was perfect timing because Saturday was National Almond Day! Here is a little recipe I thought I would share with you!
PS: Did you know?
- A single serving (1 ounce) of almonds is 23 nuts.
- Almonds are high in protein! They provide 6 grams of protein per serving.
- They are high in heart healthy poly- and monounsaturated fats.
- Almonds are chock-full of essential nutrients like vitamin E, magnesium, and calcium.
These honey roasted cinnamon almonds are super simple to make and are the perfect sweet, but healthy snack.
- 1 cup of almonds
- 4 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Sprinkle of salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Spread almonds in a single layer on cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes. (They should brown slightly and your kitchen will begin to smell like roasted almonds. Mmm…)
- Heat the water, honey, and cinnamon in a saucepan on the stove-top, stirring to mix well. Once honey/water mixture is about to simmer, add almonds directly to saucepan.
- Cook over the stove-top, continuing to stir so that the almonds are evenly coated in the honey/cinnamon mixture. Continue to heat until the honey/water mixture resembles a thick syrup, about 5 minutes.
- Pour almonds back onto cookie sheet and spread into a single layer to cool. Sprinkle with salt. Enjoy!