Cinnamon Almonds (Crockpot Recipe)

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Cinnamon Almonds roasting in the slow cooker is the perfect way to make your whole house smell like Christmas. The cinnamon and sugar coating gives the almonds a sweet crunch.

A bowl full of cinnamon almonds

Cinnamon Almonds in the Crockpot

I got this recipe for Cinnamon Almonds from our friend Alyssa over at the Recipe Critic. When I saw them I knew I had to try them. Coming from the Recipe Critic, they were going to be good! Let’s just say Alyssa has amazing taste in food! If you haven’t ever checked out her site, we highly recommend!

These almonds not only taste amazing, they smell amazing! The aroma of cinnamon and sugar permeates the kitchen as the almonds roast for several hours in the Crockpot. It reminds me of the yummy smell of roasted nuts at football games. The real deal smells so much better than any candle you can buy.

These snacks were so easy to make, and a lot cheaper than the ones you buy at the game, but every bit as good! I got my almonds from the bulk section at Winco, which made them even more affordable.

Clusters of cinnamon coated almonds

Cinnamon Almonds Variations and Substitutions

For Christmas gifts, sometimes at the very end I add a little crushed candy cane. It makes them look more festive, and it was really yummy! However, it is totally optional if you are not a peppermint lover. If you do love peppermint, you can add a little peppermint extract to the mix instead of vanilla extract for a more minty flavor.

Feel free to substitute the almonds for cinnamon pecans, cashews, walnuts or hazelnuts. Both are really yummy! If cinnamon isn’t your thing, substitute the cinnamon for some caramel topping for a caramel flavored crunch. I also want to try adding coconut half way through the cooking process for some toasted coconut almonds. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

a bowl of cinnamon almonds

Other Almond Recipes

If you love these cinnamon almonds, then you definitely need to check out some of our other recipes with almonds.

How to Make Cinnamon Almonds in the Crockpot

A bowl of cinnamon almonds

Cinnamon Almonds in the Crockpot

5 from 6 votes
Cinnamon Almonds roasting in the crockpot is the perfect way to make your whole house smell like Christmas.  The cinnamon and sugar coating gives the almonds a sweet crunch.  
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Crockpot Slow Cooker

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare your crock pot by heating it on low while you prepare the almonds. Mix together sugars, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
    Cinnamon and sugar mixed together
  • In another bowl, with a hand mixer, mix together the egg white and vanilla until it is frothy.
    Egg white and vanilla frothed in a small bowl
  • Put all the almonds in a large plastic bag or airtight container and pour in the vanilla/egg mixture. Seal and toss making sure the almonds are thoroughly coated. This will help the mixture stick to the almonds during the cooking process.
    almonds covered in egg whites and vanilla
  • Before adding anything, spray your slow cooker with cooking spray. Then add the almonds from the plastic bag. Pour your cinnamon/sugar mix over the almonds and stir it around until it is coated well on the almonds. Be prepared for your house to smell amazing!
    A crock pot full of almonds, cinnamon, and sugar
  • You want to cook on low for about 3-4 hours. Mine took about 3. Stirring every 20 to 30 minutes. The mix around the almonds will be dry until the last step. When the almonds have cooked the desired amount of time, before removing from the slow cooker, add ¼ cup water and stir well. This will ensure a crunchy coating and help the sugars stick to the almonds and harden.
    Cinnamon almonds before water is added in a crock pot
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the almonds onto the sheet to cool. The almonds should be pretty sticky so be sure to seperate them the best that you can. Allow almonds to cool completely before removing.
    Cinnamon almonds in a crock pot before they are dried out.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 845kcalCarbohydrates: 125gProtein: 17gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 183mgPotassium: 610mgFiber: 12gSugar: 100gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 279mgIron: 3.9mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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    1. The almonds will last at least a couple of months if stored in a cool, dry place. I have never tried freezing them. If you made them now, they will be delicious through the end of January. Thanks for asking!

  1. I tried this and they looked perfect until I added the water. I let them cool but now although tasty they are a sticky gooey mess. Can the be salvaged?

    1. Im sorry it didn’t turn out? Did you use too much water? The water is what helps it stick on at the end, it should look gooey when you first put it on, then hardens when it dries.

    2. The same thing happened to me – too much water. So I reheated them in small batches. First I tried the stove then the microwave. Microwave worked better. Then I spread them out much thinner to cool. Not perfect but much better.

  2. I love the festive peppermint! so pretty! And making it in a slow cooker? NICE, I’m totally going to try this!