Oh goodness. Everyone knows the allure of cinnamon spiced nuts. I know you've smelled them somewhere. At a fair, or the mall or at the Arena for shows. The aroma just sucks you in. And next thing you know, you have a teeny tiny bag of nuts for $5 or something outrageous.
No more, my friends, no more!
You CAN make them at home. And they'll be just as delicious as any you've bought before.
- 1 cup raw nuts (pecans, almonds, cashews, whatever!)
- about half of a 1/4 cup of cinnamon (yes, that's an 1/8th, but I don't know anyone with an 1/8 measuring cup)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (or a course sugar)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 egg whites,beaten until foamy
Set oven to 275 degrees.
Mix cinnamon, sugars and salt in a bowl. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until foamy.
Pour almonds into egg whites and stir. Cover the almonds in sugar mixture (by pouring sugar mixture over the almonds, or almonds into sugar mixture)
Spread out onto a baking sheet.
Bake for 35-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Allow to cool, and enjoy!