Cinnamon Toasted Almonds

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These Cinnamon Toasted Almonds are a healthy snack option for during the day and only require 4 ingredients to make.

Do you ever just dream?

I mean really dream? Like if nothing was stopping you, what would you do?  Is there something that you have always loved doing that you wish you could do on a permanent basis? 

I think we ask ourselves these questions when we’re little. You know, when someone asks a little kid what they want to be when they grow up and they say “A doctor, or a police officer, or an astronaut.” But then once we become “adults” we just stop dreaming. Why?

God puts those dreams, loves, and passions in our hearts for a reason. What if you were really meant to be a famous photographer but because you didn’t think you were good enough, creative enough, or smart enough you just didn’t pursue it. Think of what you missed out on.

The joy, the fulfillment in doing something you love, the success that comes with it. But instead, because we don’t BELIEVE we could ever achieve that we don’t even pursue it.  What does that say about what we think about ourselves? Do you think you are capable of greatness?

What do you dream about? What are you passionate about? These are just some of the questions I have been asking myself lately and it has really challenged me.

Ok, off my soap box. Just wanted to leave you with some things to think about AND a recipe! So here comes the recipe part. 🙂

I am always looking for something to snack on during the day and these Cinnamon Toasted Almonds are not only absolutely delicious but also crazy easy to make and only call for 4 ingredients. Once these Almonds are tossed with cinnamon and toasted to perfection they are good to go and ready to be snacked on. My husband likes to mix them with raisins, he says they taste like your eating a Cinnamon Raisin Bagel. To give him credit, I tried it and it kinda does, and who doesn’t want to eat a Cinnamon Raisin Bagel. 🙂

To get started, preheat oven to 250º.

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In a large bowl, add 2 cups of whole raw almonds, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

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Toss to coat all almonds thoroughly. Spread out on baking sheet in a single layer.

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Roast for 1 hour, remove from oven and serve immediately or store in air tight container.

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Cinnamon Toasted Almonds

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Snack, Appetizer, Paleo

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of whole almonds
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250º.
  2. In a large bowl, add almonds, cinnamon, salt, and olive oil.
  3. Toss to coat all almonds thoroughly. Spread out on baking sheet in a single layer.
  4. Roast for 1 hour, remove from oven and serve immediately or store in air tight container.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 154
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 148 mg
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 5 g

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37 Responses
  1. First of all, I’m excited to try this recipe and have cinnamon toasted almonds as a healthy snack option for me 🙂 I’m working on planning my meals/snacks daily now and it’s helped a ton for me personally!

    And, second, thank you for this great reminder. After I got married and we had Baby #1, I almost felt like I shouldn’t dream or it’s selfish for me to have my own dreams. Jesus is my ultimate passion and my family is right after Him. My “dream” would be running marathons in random locations throughout the country (or world) and coaching others to reach their running and strength training goals.

    I’m reminding myself today; God put those dreams on our hearts for a reason. Thank you and God bless!

    1. Awesome Amy, the planning part is the hardest, but once you get that routine down you are good to go. I usually plan on sundays and do all my shopping on mondays. 🙂

      Oh, so glad that this encouraged you. It really is hard, first off once you get married and then secondly once you have that first baby. You are absolutely in love with that baby and don’t want to leave them for a second so those dreams get put on hold, because something else is more important at the time. The key is to not let those dreams and passions that God has placed in you die or get forgotten. He has greatness planned for you, you just need to grab onto that and hold on for the ride! 🙂 If you want to run marathons throughout the world and coach, then go and do it girl! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!

    1. Thanks Marcie, I definitely need to get them back in the house again. We went through them all in a week. 🙂 You are so right, nothing better than toasted nuts with a little spice. YUM!

  2. What a great healthy snack! My wife and I go through almonds like crazy at our house, and now we have a new way to enjoy them!

    And love the beginning of your post. You are so right. As adults we often just want to “play it safe”. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Yeah we do too Chris, plus anything with a little cinnamon in it is a winner in my book. 🙂

      So glad you enjoyed my post Chris, that means alot. I think sometimes I’m afraid to dream because what happens if I fail… eek!! But who cares, better to dream and fail then to never dream at all, right?

    1. Awww. thanks Renee. So glad you liked the post, that really does mean alot. I know alot of people come for recipes, but sometimes I just gotta share my heart too! 🙂 Thank you on the photography props, your too sweet. 🙂

  3. I put cinnamon on everything! I had to make myself stop baking nuts because I eat them so fast 🙂 I’ll have to make an exception here – these look to good not to try, even if they will be gone in a day! p.s. love your thoughts on dreams! Little kids have the best ones … I love how God gives us each different goals and gifts!

    1. haha.. too funny. Nuts are definitely good, but in moderation, especially these. The cinnamon hint is awesome.

      So glad that you enjoyed my post, that means alot. Dream away girl, God is so good and will give us those dreams if we ask for them. 🙂

    1. Yup, sugar free, thats the best part Alyssa, and still just as good. 🙂

      So glad that the beginning of the post encouraged you Alyssa! Always makes my day to hear that.

  4. Great inspirational post Krista, never hurts to keep dreaming 🙂 Love this healthy snack, we love munching on almonds and adding cinnamon to anything always sounds good to me 🙂

    1. Thanks Mike, it is perfect to satisfy those hunger pains mid day. Plus the cinnamon and salt combo to these rock! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, absolutely love your site!

  5. Krista, I love it! I always tell my boys to never stop dreaming. Remember, my oldest is an adult… and he still is living his dream and it’s all coming true! He thanks me for always reminding him to keep dreaming and never give up. (Proud mama here!)
    Love how you did these almonds! Never would have thought to do them like this. These are going to be a hit in my house, for sure!

    1. Thanks Gloria, I definitely want to encourage my kiddos to keep dreams and work hard. Love that you do this with your boys, and look at where the oldest one is at. Doing exactly what he loves and what fulfills him! Nothing better than that. 🙂 You should be a proud momma!!

  6. LOVE these, Krista! I used to buy the smoked almonds at the store but they are full of weird ingredients so I don’t buy them anymore. I love that yours are sugar free and simple. Pinned and sharing on social media. Have a lovely week! 🙂

    1. I use to love the wasabi ones, give you a little kick and always woke me up mid-day when I was working in accounting. 🙂

      Hope you get a chance to try them, they are super simple. Which is always a plus in my world! Thanks for the pin and sharing girl!

    1. haha.. hey is its healthy, good for him, and he likes it. Girl.. go make it for him. 🙂 Thanks like every mommas dream. Thanks for the sweet comments Erin, always make me smile!

  7. […] Cinnamon Toasted Almonds from Krista at Joyful Healthy Eats The aroma of cinnamon wafting from your oven should be enough to convert even your fussiest eater over to the healthier side of snacking.  Just four ingredients and an hour in the oven produces these beautiful nuts.  If you’re cooking for a crowd you’ll probably want to double the batch to ensure you have enough because I’m guessing they’ll go fast. […]

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