Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Preheat oven to 270 degrees.

3 lbs. raw Almonds* (about 8 c.)
3 Egg Whites
3 tsp. Vanilla
1 1/2 c. White Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
3 tsp. Cinnamon
1 1/2 c. Brown Sugar

Place parchment paper inside a large 10 x 15 inch pan. Lightly beat egg whites. Add vanilla and beat until frothy but not stiff. Pour almonds into a large mixing bowl and pour egg mixture over almonds. Stir until well coated. In a seperate bowl, mix brown sugar, white sugar, salt and cinnamon. Sprinkle over nuts, tossing to coat. Spread evenly on prepared pan. Bake for 1 hr. stirring every 15 minutes until golden. Allow to cool and store in air tight container.

*Costco sells a large 3 lb. bag of almonds that I use when I make this recipe. It's the perfect amount for a nice coating on the almonds.