These Cinnamon Sugar Smoked Almonds are the best-smoked almonds. You get the smokey flavor we all love with the crunchy, sweet cinnamon sugar coating that makes them irresistible.
This recipe costs $5.73 to make. It yields one pound, which works out to be $0.72 per serving.
Get ready for tasty snack that you will be craving all year long! I love making these smoked almonds for special occasions like Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and game day parties.
It also makes for a great snack just to have on hand when you want a snack during the day. With just a few essential ingredients, this recipe yields significant results!
Salty and sweet flavors just belong together, right? That is why these Smoked Almonds are the BEST! You truly get the best of both worlds.
The smoky flavor and perfect crunch taste better than anything you can buy at the store. As a bonus, it costs a fraction of the price of what you will spend at the store.
And I cannot talk about this recipe without talking about the smell. It is AH-MAZING!
Ingredients and Cost
Per Serving Cost: $0.72
Recipe Cost: $5.73
- 1 pound whole salted almonds – $4.96
- 2 large egg whites – $0.10
- 1 cup granulated sugar – $0.23
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter – $0.20
- 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon – $0.24
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.
- First, preheat the smoker.
- Next, beat the eggs to stiff peaks.
- Add the almonds on top of the egg whites. Pour the melted butter on top, and stir until the almonds are coated.
- Then make the cinnamon sugar and coat the almonds with it.
- Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray and evenly spread the almonds on it.
- Finally, smoke the almonds for 1 ½ hour. Let them sit for 5 minutes before enjoying the smoked almonds.
- I used Traeger brand cherry wood pellets for this recipe, and it was terrific. However, you can use any pellet you prefer; just note that each type of pellet will give its unique flavor to the almonds.
- While this recipe calls for almonds, you can use halved pecans or whole salted cashews.
Serve: Let the almonds sit for five minutes before serving.
Store: After the nuts cool completely, store them in an airtight container for 2-3 days tops. Any longer than that and they start to loose their crispiness.
Freeze: Unfortunately because of the candy like crispy exterior of the nuts, they do not freeze and defrost well. Therefore I do not recommend freezing them.
Almonds are a good source of Vitamin E. However, these smoked almonds are not as healthy as plain almonds due to the cinnamon-sugar coating.
Yes, smoked almonds do have calories. Especialy these with a cinnamon sugar coating.
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Cinnamon Sugar Smoked Almonds
- 1 pound whole salted almonds
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
- Preheat your pellet smoker to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
MAKE EGG AND ALMOND MIXTURE:
- Place the egg whites in a medium bowl and beat with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
- Add the almonds on top of the egg whites in the middle of the bowl.
- Pour the melted butter over the almonds, not directly into the egg whites.
- Gently stir until the almonds are evenly coated.
MAKE CINNAMON SUGAR:
- In a separate bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar. Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Pour the cinnamon sugar over the almonds and fold the mixture until the almonds are nice and coated.
- Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray and spread the almonds evenly across the baking sheet.
- Smoke for 1 ½ hour, and then remove the almonds from the smoker.
- Let the almonds sit for about 5 minutes before consuming. Enjoy!
- Be careful going over the butter and egg white amount listed. If they’ve got too much liquid, the cinnamon and sugar mixture will slide off of the almonds and not stick as well.
- It’s essential to have salted almonds for this recipe to get the best flavor. If you have whole almonds that aren’t salted, I would add a tablespoon of coarse sea salt to the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Of course, if you prefer no salt, that’s perfectly fine, but I have found more people like it with the salt added.
- If your almonds are chewy, it means they’re undercooked, and you need to let them smoke a little longer.
- I used Traeger brand cherry wood pellets for this recipe, and it was terrific. However, you can use any pellet you prefer; note that each type of pellet will give its unique flavor to the almonds.