Saturday, March 24, 2012

80(ish)--- Cinnamon Salted Roasted Almonds

I needed some inspiration to increase my nut intake a bit.  Are these as healthful as raw almonds?  No.  But they are very tasty and a lovely little treat and you still get all of the unsaturated fat goodness.

No need to wait for the fair for roasted almonds (you'd be waiting a while.....).

Cinnamon Salted Roasted Almonds
Serves ~10

2 cups raw almonds
1 egg white
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  In a medium bowl, whisk egg white until foamy.  Whisk in vanilla and brown sugar.  Fold in almonds and stir until coated evenly.  Sprinkle in cinnamon and salt and continue to fold until well-distributed.

Prepare a large baking sheet with baking spray.  Spoon almonds onto tray evenly.  Bake for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.

Let cool and enjoy! Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Info per ~1/4 cup:  195 calories, 15 g fat (9 g monounsatured, 4 g polyunsaturated), 7 g protein, 7 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 85 mg sodium

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