Cinnamon roasted almonds are usually loaded with sugar. This sugar-free version gives you that sweet cinnamon flavor you crave, but without a handful of almonds becoming a dessert. This is a healthy, easy-to-make snack everyone in your family will love!
Big news over here. Tim’s back on the workout train. We did the Insanity program together last summer, and when it ended, he stopped working out. Just stopped. He was in great shape, but didn’t maintain it. After taking a year off, he’s ready to get back in it and started Insanity again.
What does this have to do with almonds? Well, he told me his hunger is through the roof and I basically need to have a never-ending supply of snacks in the pantry at all times. Almonds=the perfect, quick snack. Nobody wants to undo their hard work in the gym by eating a sugar bomb disguised as a bowl full of almonds. I was skeptical if I could create a cinnamon roasted almond that was sugar-free and still tasted good. I adore the full-sugar version of this recipe you can smell roasting when you are shopping at outlet malls or walking through an outdoor festival. I mean, those things are dangerous. There’s more sugar than almonds in them, but dang do they taste good.
But guess what?! These taste good, too! I sweetened them with liquid stevia drops. Get some! Seriously, get some. Stevia doesn’t work in every recipe, but it works great here and keeps the almonds sugar-free, naturally. Perfect!
These almonds are sweet and cinnamon-y and totally addicting. But they are made with no oil, no sugar, no sketchy ingredients. This is a healthy snack that both my husband and kids like. #winningPrint
Sugar-Free Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
A healthier alternative to a great snack
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings
- Category: Snacks
- Cuisine: American
- 2 cups raw almonds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons water
- 40 drops pure liquid stevia
- 1/2-1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract* (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt* (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the cinnamon, water, stevia, and vanilla and salt, if using. Add the almonds and mix well so the almonds are evenly coated with the cinnamon mixture. Roast in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, stirring 2-3 times during the cooking time. Enjoy!
*I made these with and without the vanilla and salt and liked both versions equally. You decide if you want a hint of vanilla and/or a touch of salt.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 207
- Sugar: 1.5g
- Sodium: 0.4mg
- Fat: 17.8g
- Carbohydrates: 8g
- Protein: 7.5g
Keywords: roasted almonds