These sugar free cinnamon roasted almonds are a guilt-free, protein packed snack. You’ll love them!

Sugar Free Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Cinnamon roasted almonds. You all know them. You know the intoxicating smell that completely overtakes you at fairs, craft shows, football games, malls….where ever the dang things are sold. All you need is 7 bucks for a tiny little cone. I could argue that it’s worth every penny, especially when they are still hot and fresh.

Sugar-Free Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

That’s all well and good but they are definitely a special treat. Encrusted in sugar, they are a caloric splurge — a splurge well worth it, but a splurge nonetheless. I took that same great cinnamon flavor but showed the sugar to the door. Or the pantry. Certainly not the door — let’s not get too crazy here. These almonds have that phenomenal warm cinnamon essence and make your house smell amazing. But they keep almonds as they naturally are – a healthy and filling snack that you can feel great about. Perfect for that 3:00 lull when you want to crawl back into bed.

Sugar-Free Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

The best part of these Cinnamon Roasted Almonds:

The best part of these cinnamon roasted almonds? They’re super easy to make. Toss the raw almonds with an whisked egg white, add the cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg to make things interesting (and because I love nutmeg). Roast them for awhile in the oven and enjoy! I mentioned it already, but I love snacking at these around 3pm when I’m completely hitting the way. They give me the energy to make dinner and survive the evening whining from the toddlers.

Just kidding, my kids don’t whine.


Sugar-Free Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Sugar Free Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

These sugar free cinnamon roasted almonds are a guilt-free, protein packed snack. You’ll love them!


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon cold water
  • 3 cups whole raw almonds (16 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk egg white and water until frothy. Add almonds and stir to coat all almonds. Sprinkle on cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and stir again until almonds are well coated.
  3. Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat. Bake for 1 hour, stirring 3-4 times during cooking.
  4. Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 3 cups, Serving Size: 1/4 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 222 Calories
  • Total Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 5mg
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 8g
Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.
All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: Love these for healthy snacking.

Husband’s take: He’s completely on board as well.

Changes I would make: None are necessary. Add sugar? Juuuust kidding.

Difficulty: Very easy.

Cinnamon not your thing? Try these olive oil roasted almonds, these smokey roasted almonds, these rosemary roasted almonds, or honey sesame roasted almonds from A Couple Cooks.