Our Cinnamon Vanilla Almonds are a twist on our Sweet and Salty Roasted Almonds that is perfect for the holidays. If you want to add some heat, you can add in some cayenne.  You don’t have to save them just for the holiday. You can enjoy these anytime you want the flavors of cinnamon and vanilla.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: many handfuls


2 cups whole almonds, skins on
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla powder
¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
2 TBL agave
2 TBL water
2 tsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Spread the almonds in a single layer in a shallow ungreased baking pan and bake for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and set aside.

3. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the sugar, cinnamon, vanilla powder, and cayenne if using. Set aside.

4. In a medium saucepan, combine the agave, water and oil.  Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add in the vanilla extract and stir.

5. Stir in the roasted almonds and continue to cook and stir until all the liquid has been absorbed by the, about 5 minutes.

6. Immediately transfer the nuts to the sugar mixture and toss to completely coat all the nuts.

7. Spread on wax paper and cool.