Cinnamon-Roasted Almonds


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So Vegan in 5: Over 100 super simple and delicious 5-ingredient recipes

So Vegan in 5

By Roxy Pope and Ben Pook

Published 2018

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Being vegan has turned us into snackaholics. Most of the time we’ll turn to fruit, nuts and other healthy ways to boost our energy. But occasionally we’ll need something a little sweeter, which is when we’ll get these brilliant roasted almonds on the go. They rarely last long in our home!

Prep 10 mins, plus cooling
Cook 15 mins


  • 120 g raw whole almonds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • tbsp soft light brown sugar


Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6.

Transfer the almonds to a baking tray and roast in the oven for 15 minutes.

Once the almonds are ready, remove from the oven. Add the coconut oil, vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon of the cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of cold water to a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, then add the almonds. Fry for 2 minutes or until the water has evaporated, stirring frequently.

Place the remaining cinnamon, the sugar and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl. Throw in the almonds and toss until they are fully coated.

Transfer the almonds to a serving bowl and leave them to cool a little before serving.