Holiday Spiced Almonds

These Holiday Spiced Almonds are simply delicious!

I love that they are gluten-free, protein packed, and only slightly sweet.

These spiced almonds are simply delicious! I love that they are gluten-free, protein packed, and only slightly sweet. This recipe is so simple!

By: Sarah Koontz

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and these sweet almonds will only make it that much more wonderful! Trust me, you have to make these and have them for your family and friends to munch on during holiday parties.

These have become a tradition in our home each and every year! I simply can’t imagine watching our favorite Christmas movies without them!

This recipe is so simple, I decided to make a “How-To” video about it.  It is less than 3 minutes from start to finish….ENJOY!


Holiday Spiced Almonds

These spiced almonds are simply delicious! I love that they are gluten free, protein packed, and only slightly sweet. This recipe is so simple and tasty we know it will become a holiday favorite in your home! Find other festive recipes at!
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Servings: 8 cups


  • 8 cups whole almonds make sure they are plain or raw
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp cold water
  • 3/4 cup white sugar organic unrefined if possible
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt


  • 1/4 tsp almond extract increases depth of almond flavor


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Grease 2 large jelly roll (rimmed baking) sheets.
  • Put almonds in large bowl. Mix egg whites with cold water and pour over almonds. Stir until all nuts are moistened. Add cinnamon to sugar and stir. Sprinkle with salt, and continue to stir until all of the almonds are covered in the sugar mixture.
  • Spread evenly in one layer on rimmed baking sheets. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Store in airtight container. These also freeze well!


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  1. Yum. These look so good!

  2. This was my daughter’s one request this Christmas. My recipe is a little different – brown sugar instead of white with minced garlic and pepper. Gives them a fun little “kick” 🙂 Thanks for the blog – love it <3

    • Sarah: Sammi and I are so glad to hear you are enjoying the blog! We have you on our calendar for January, we want to do an interview with you about marriage 😉 Will be calling soon. I love your twist on spiced almonds, I will have to give that a try soon. -Sarah

  3. Going to try to make these today! Yum 🙂

  4. Desiree Speer

    These look so very yummy and something that I can even make! Lol

  5. I needed just a little something more and wasn’t sure what it was. Now, I know, Holiday Spiced Almonds. They look delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Awesome recipe! I learned something new: use egg white to cover the almond. I never though of doing it that way.

  7. Great recipe, and I love the video! I’m trying my hand at videos too, but it’s been slow going. (Hard to overcome that shyness factor). THANK YOU for sharing with us on the Friday Frenzy link up, and we hope you’ll join us again this week!

    • April: Sammi feels the same way about videos 😉 It is a challenge for her because she doubts herself. But I have forced her to shoot some anyway and she is GREAT AT IT! Here are my thoughts about videoing as a blogger: People follow your blog because they want to know you….for who you are…..whatever that may be. And a video shows them a side of you that they cannot see in your writing. Your heart and passion come through in a special way on video. The great thing about youtube is it isn’t pefecttube or amazingtube or iamthebestatthistube… is YOUtube. Thinking of it that way gave me the confidence to give it a try and I hope it will encourage you too! -Sarah

  8. Misty Bruce

    oh I can’t wait to try these. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Made these and they are delicious! I love your blog by the way. I have 3 girls all over the age of 18. Wish I had a web site like yours years ago! Keep up the good work and may God bless you both immensely!

    • Laura, your comment means so much to us! We are so glad you loved the almond recipe and have been following our blogging journey. Have a Merry Christmas and we hope to continue to provide inspirational, creative, and fun content for you!

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