Cinnamon & Sugar Roasted Almonds - an inexpensive, fun, & kid-friendly snack


We're always on the lookout for ways to save money and engage the kids in some fun learning.  This recipe is one of our Fall favorites and is inexpensive (especially if you buy the almonds in bulk), easy enough for kids to do themselves (with a little bit of oversight from mom or dad), and the result is a healthy snack that kids love. Well, relatively healthy, but absolutely mouth-wateringly yummy. Ingredients

  • 5 cups whole almonds
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to to 300 degrees.  Grease a pan large enough to hold the almonds in a single layer.  In a large bowl, beat egg whites lightly until just frothy.  Add vanilla and melted butter and stir. Add almonds and stir until well coated.  Mix the white sugar, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon.  Add to the nuts and stir until coated. Pour onto the pan and spread into one layer.Bake for 1 hour, stir every 15 minutes, until golden brown.  Cool completely. Serves hungry kids for days.

In our household, the biggest problem with this recipe is that it doesn't last long enough.  And that dad usually eats way more than a recommended daily allowance of almonds.  :-)