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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 happihomemade.com!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Keyword: almonds, christmas, dairy free, gluten free, holidays, spiced
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 900kcal
Cost: $15.00


  • 2 baking sheets
  • 1 large bowl


  • 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 or 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!


Adapted from: Allrecipes.com