Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds - Game Time!

Last week at BYU's football game against Utah State University, where we had seats in the fourth row, and stormed the field after we scored the winning goal in the last 11 seconds, Nick bought me Cinnamon Roasted Almonds.  Those of you at these football games that think you are smelling churros when you walk around behind the bleachers in the stadium, wrong! You are actually smelling these delicious almonds that I had never tasted until last week.  
Nick was appalled that I hadn't had them, so though the prices were astronomical, we splurged on 12 oz of these almonds for 7.50.  


When I came home from the game, I decided I couldn't say goodbye to this delicious snack, so I found a recipe on allrecipes.com.  But after reading the reviews, I tweaked the recipe by adding a half cup more brown sugar and vanilla extract instead of water.  The results were fabulous.  We managed to make 16 oz. for only 5 dollars, plus the fun of knowing we can make it ourselves!!


But blast it all, we were too busy scarfing them down that I forgot to take a picture, so here is the best picture of them I could find.  
I have a feeling these will become a favorite Fall and Christmas treat for us!
Here is my own unique tweaked recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F . Lightly grease a 10x15 inch jellyroll (this means cookie sheet) pan.
  2. Lightly beat the egg white; add vanilla, and beat until frothy but not stiff. Add the nuts, and stir until well coated. Mix the brown sugar and white sugar, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the nuts. Toss to coat, and spread evenly on the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, stirring every 15-20 minutes, until golden and dry. Allow to cool, then store nuts in airtight containers. Or just munch until gone as soon as they are cool enough to not burn your tongue.

3 comments:

Emma and Jameson said...

Oh yes, I will be making these!!! Oh they sound so delicious.

Cait said...

OH my heck Katie, when did you turn into this cooking aficionado?? This is awesome!! I can't wait to try your recipes!

byuhotmama said...

Mmmmmmm....must have cinnamon roasted almonds...