Cinnamon Toasted Almonds
So I found myself alone at home, tired and hungry. In the words of my college roommates, I really just wanted to feel some tastes. So I decided to pull out the almonds we had in our cupboard (they were hiding for a while) and take this project head on. Apparently, I had decided to pin this numerous times, all different recipes. So I went with the first one I found on tasteofhome.com. As usual, it comes down to the ingredients in the house.
Cinnamon Toasted AlmondsIngredients
21 egg white s. Apparently, we only had one egg. This is a trend for our household, because we love eggs. So I made do with a single egg.
- And egg whites? That week we learned about eggs in cooking class Junior Year, I was busy getting my appendix out. So quickly I googled how to separate an egg.
- 6 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 cups
unblanchedalmonds What’s an “unblanched almond?” I didn’t care enough to find out. My Trader Joe’s Raw Almonds would have to suffice. did a little quick math with fractions (yay sixth grade math!) and realized my bag was 4 cups of almonds. 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamonalright. So I happened to have a mixture of cinnamon sugar from when I made snicker doodles a couple of months ago. I figured I would need it one day, and that day is now. Apparently, 1/3 cup of this mixture. I used this instead.
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar I use the word “packed” very loosely. Get it? I’m so funny.
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a large bowl, beat egg whites until frothy; beat in vanilla. Add almonds; stir gently to coat. Combine the sugars, salt and cinnamon; add to nut mixture and stir gently to coat.
- Spread evenly into two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. In order to conserve dishes, I used one large cookie pan and piled them all on. I also used Aluminum foil to conserve dish washing.
- The directions say 300 for 25-30 minutes, but I baked it at 350 for 30 minutes. I figured since mine were closer together, then more time/temp might be needed. About halfway through, I mixed it up so both sides could be evenly done.
Sitting through the 25-30 minutes of vanilla/cinnamon aromatherapy was brutal, but in the end they were delicious and reminded me of Six Flags. I will now use these for snacks this week.