Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Sweet and crunchy, Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds are perfect tasty GUILT-FREE snack. With a touch of cayenne pepper, these spiced almonds are just irresistible. Made without refined sugars and enhanced with fragrant spices, this easy to make snack is just a must try!

Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Last October my husband and I visited London. It was our first-time visit, not just London, but England in general. As soon as we landed there, we completely fell in love. Not just in the city, the history and vibe,… but also we loved the food, people, everything.

It was our trip to London, where we also fell in love with spiced almonds. Never some roasted nuts impressed me more, like that candied nuts we had back there.

We were going down the stairs on London Bridge, heading toward the Tower of London where we first scented the sweet smell of roasted candied nuts. Some lady on the corner with street food cart was roasting almonds, making the whole street and the surrounding area smell absolutely amazing. These almonds were irresistible. Delicious. And so good.

As soon as we got home from our trip I just had to recreate that taste and make my own Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds.

Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

I am a huge snacker, so having these Cacao Energy Balls or these delicious Peanut Butter Energy Balls somewhere in my kitchen is very important. Healthy snacks keep me on the right track after my weight-loss. And when happens that I don’t have absolutely any snacks prepared, I turn on nibbling the raw nuts.

Don’t get me wrong – snacking raw almonds is the BEST! Raw almonds are flavorful and super healthy. But when you roast them, high temperatures bring out their natural flavor, making them even more irresistible for snacking. I just love when my kitchen starts to fill with beautiful almond fragrance while they slowly roasting in the oven.

Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Roasted almonds are delicious on his own but if you further coat them with some sugar and spices, they turn into snack experience that’s beyond amazing.

The taste, the crunchiness, the overall deliciousness is so addictive. You just can’t stop nibbling these candied beauties once you start.

And why should you?! These Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds are completely guilt-free, made without refined sugars and enhanced with SUPERSPICES. Good for our health, and delicious? That’s what I’m talking about!

Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

How to make Spicy Cinnamon Roasted ALmonds

To make this lovely sweet treat, you’ll only need a few simple HEALTHY ingredients. You probably have all these ingredients in your home already. Meaning: you can make this Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds as soon as you finish reading this post. Yeey!

The main stars of this recipe are of course ALMONDS. Beautiful, flavorful, sooooo super HEALTHY almonds.

I love all nuts, but raw almonds, I dare to say, are my favorite.

Almonds are super tasty, nutty and full of nutrients – a true nutritional powerhouse. They are loaded with proteins, and fiber, as well with HEALTHY monounsaturated fats – omega 3’s good for our heart health. Almonds are a fantastic source of powerful antioxidants, especially vitamin E and super important magnesium – a mineral that many people don’t get enough of trough daily food intake.

Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

To make roasted almonds sweet I used coconut sugar. Coconut sugar is subtly sweet, and it has this slight hint of caramel flavor that I love so much.

I’ve coated roasted almonds in coconut sugar mixed with sweet-tasting SUPERSPICE Ceylon cinnamon. Cinnamon enhanced the taste of roasted almonds with a gorgeous aroma. I also added a bit of cayenne pepper that gave that special spicy kick.

The most impressive thing about these Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds is that this snack is super easy to make. Apart from the simple ingredients you already have in your kitchen, it will take you about 20 minutes to make them.

Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

The flavors in these spiced almonds are so beautifully blended. You feel as if you’re nibbling some luxurious sweet treat. And then you realize, these are just almonds, coconut sugar, and spices. How simple yet so delicious!

These Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds make a tasty snack, especially for parties. But also a great edible gift. Pack them nicely, and give away to your family, friends, neighbors, teachers for special occasions. They are going to love them! Same as you, I’m sure!

Enjoy!

Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
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Spiced Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Sweet and crunchy, these Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds are perfect tasty GUILT-FREE snack. With a touch of cayenne pepper, these spiced almonds are just irresistible.

Course Snack
Cuisine International
Keyword cinnamon almonds, roasted cinnamon almonds, spicy almonds
Cook Time 5 minutes
Roasting time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 239 kcal
Author Natalie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoon coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C).
  2. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Spread the nuts evenly over a parchment paper. Put the pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Stir halfway through the baking time. (Watch for almonds not to burn. When they become fragrant and smell roasted, they are done).
  3. In meantime, in a small bowl, mix coconut sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
  4. Take the almonds out off the oven.
  5. In a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat, melt coconut oil. Add maple syrup. Stir until melted and smooth.
  6. Add in almonds and decrease heat to low. Stir for 5 minutes until almonds are thoroughly coated.
  7. Turn off the heat and add in coconut sugar mixture. Stir well, until the almonds are fully coated.
  8. Pour almonds onto the prepared baking sheet. Allow to cool completely before serving.

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts
Spiced Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 263mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Calcium 10.5%
Iron 7.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Sweet and crunchy, these Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds are perfect tasty GUILT-FREE snack. With a touch of cayenne pepper, these spiced almonds are just irresistible.

23 Comments


  1. almonds really are the best. i love them raw and roasted, but most of all candied. these sound so delicious, i love that you used maple syrup!


  2. one of my favorite snacks at the theater is almond and pecans hot with cinnamon. This is perfect for me to try!


  3. These look and sound so delicious! There was a time when I hated eating raw almonds. I had grown up with, and was accustomed to smokehouse almonds, so the raw almonds just tasted odd. We eat almonds regularly, so when I decided to eat the healthier raw version, it took some getting used to, but now, I’d never go back to store-bought flavoured almonds. This is a great snack option. I love the addition of the cayenne too!

  4. Marisa Franca


    We snack on almonds all the time but your jazzed up almonds look so much better. WOW!! We love cinnamon and what a health boost it would give the nuts. I’ve never been to England although Hubby’s been there. Sounds like you had a great adventure! And you brought us back an idea for delicious snack. Will be making some this weekend. I have all the ingredients except the coconut sugar. Will have to seek that out.

  5. We always have almonds in the house, I literally just bought a GIANT container on my last shopping trip. My hubby loves his plain, but I can’t wait to try this version for myself, it’s better for me not to have to share since they look so tasty!


  6. These would be perfect to have on hand this week. I need to put these roasted almonds on my menu.


  7. These look amazing~perfect for a healthy sweet snack! London is one of my all-time favorite cities-sounds like you had a fabulous trip!


  8. I love almonds with cinnamon! The hint of spice in these really make them special and unexpected. These would be great to hand on hand when entertaining.


  9. I also love roasted almonds! They are my go-to snack and love playing with different recipes. This one looks absolutely addicting! Can’t wait to try it next ?


  10. One of the best parts of travel is trying new foods and then trying to re-create them at home. This recipe is a perfect example. They look so easy to make!

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