Aside from its amazingly spicy and warm flavor, cinnamon also holds awesome health benefits. Conveniently, the same goes for raw almonds. Since we had both ingredients in the pantry, I decided to bring back a yummy holiday favorite while also remaining nutritiously conscious. Cinnamon sugar almonds are the perfect combination of crunchy, sugary, salty, and healthy – and are so easy to make. In about 10 minutes I had a yummy treat that probably won’t last for more than a few days knowing my family!
[4 cups of raw almonds]
[1 c. sugar, 1/2 c. water, 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon, 1 tsp. salt]
[bring sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan — add almonds and stir constantly as water evaporates (5 min.) — add salt and cinnamon as the sugar begins to dry and stir]
[let cool on wax paper or foil — enjoy!]