Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

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Last updated on July 7th, 2021 at 08:46 am

This healthy 4-ingredient Cinnamon Roasted Almond snack recipe is ready in 10 minutes. It’s completely vegan with very little added sugar.

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds are one of my go-to healthy snacks. I always have a variety of unsalted nuts in my house to satisfy my hunger cravings. I like to spice up (literally) nuts with my own homemade recipes.

These 4-ingredient Vegan Cinnamon Roasted Almonds take the flavor of almonds to a whole new level in just 10-minutes. It’s a healthy almond snack that will keep you satisfied for hours.

cinnamon roasted almonds

As a matter of fact, almonds are one of my go-to snack recommendations for veggie athletes. If you’re looking for more snack and meal inspiration, download this FREE 7 Day Vegetarian Athlete Meal Plan!

Are almonds good for you?

I’m a big fan of snacking on nuts. They have the right combination of nutrients to keep you full between meals. Let’s take a look at the nutrition of almonds. One ounce (about 23 almonds) of roasted almonds has:

  • 6 grams of protein
  • 14 grams fat
  • 6 grams carbohydrates
  • 160 calories
  • 14% daily value of fiber

If you’re alarmed by the fat in almonds, don’t be. Almonds are a major source of unsaturated “good” fats, a nutrient that is super important in regulating hunger throughout the day. A little bit of fat can go a long way in keeping you full between meals. Plus, the fat in almonds has been shown to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol in healthy adults and those with high cholesterol and Diabetes.

why are almonds good for you?

Almonds are higher in protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin E, riboflavin and niacin than any other tree nut. They make a really healthy addition to a plant-based diet.

When it comes to buying nuts, I always recommending opting for the unsalted and/or unflavored variety to avoid added calories and unnecessary sodium.

Are roasted almonds as healthy as raw almonds? 

Whether you eat almonds raw or roasted, they will have the same nutritional content in terms of calories, fat, carbs and sugar. But, this is only true if you roast almonds without any added salt or oil. This recipe does use other ingredients and not just almonds, so the calories and nutritional content will be different compared to roasted almonds with no added ingredients. According to the Livestrong article, roasted almonds are easier to digest and release more nutrients into the body due to their higher digestibility. 

Ingredients to make Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

To make this, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup raw whole almonds
  • ½ tablespoon agave
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray or drizzle of Canola oil

How to make Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds are incredibly easy to make.

Here’s how to make them:

  1. Start with raw whole unsalted almonds and add some agave, cinnamon and salt. Mix well until the almonds are coated in the spice mixture.
  2. Spread the almonds evenly on a baking sheet.
  3. Roast for 10 minutes.
  4. While still warm, taste the almonds and add a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.  Let cool, and enjoy!

As a bonus, your entire kitchen will smell like warm cinnamon while these nuts roast. I also love to eat them warm, but they taste great any time of the day.

When should I snack?

If you feel like you fall into the snack trap of eating processed junk in between meals, then you need to make a batch of these healthy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds for the week. You can make one or two big batches and snack on them throughout the week.

They make a great plant-based snack at anytime of the day, but especially during these times:

  • mid-morning snack, in between breakfast and lunch
  • mid-afternoon snack, in between lunch and dinner
  • healthier after dinner dessert
  • add them to your breakfast! Use them as a topper for yogurt or oatmeal
  • spice up your savory lunch salad with some sweet crunchy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
  • replace your lunchtime bag of chips with Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
  • put a bowl out when entertaining guests

How many almonds can I eat as a snack? 

As this recipe makes 4 servings, I would recommend a ¼ cup of almonds (about 23 almonds) as the perfect snack size. This amount will not exceed your caloric requirements as part of a well-balanced and healthy plant-based diet! 

Ingredient Swaps & Substitutions

  • Cinnamon: If you prefer chocolate instead of cinnamon, check out these Chocolate Almond Bites!
  • Almonds: If you’re not a fan of almonds, you can swap with different nuts, like cashews or pecans
Chocolate Almond Energy Bites are the perfect pre-workout sweet snack

Serving Suggestions

These Cinnamon Roasted Almonds are delicious on their own, but they would also work really well if you incorporated them into a homemade trail mix.

cinnamon roasted almonds
5 from 2 votes

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

This healthy 4-ingredient Cinnamon Roasted Almond snack recipe is ready in 10 minutes. It's completely vegan with very little added sugar.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 214 kcal
Author Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD


  • 1 cup raw whole almonds
  • ½ tablespoon agave
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon salt
  • cooking spray or drizzle of Canola oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place almonds in a mixing bowl.  Drizzle agave or honey over the almonds.  Use a spatula to stir and coat the almonds with agave.

  3. Mix in cinnamon and salt and stir a with spatula.  Try to make sure the almonds are evenly coated.

  4. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray, or drizzle with canola oil (spread oil over pan with paper towel).  Spread almonds evenly on the pan.

  5. Bake for 10 minutes.

  6. While still warm, taste the almonds and add a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.  Let cool, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 73mg3%
Potassium 252mg7%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  2. arezu carroll

    might try this using Pumpkin Pie spice instead of cinnamon

  3. allykrause

    I made these to go with my Christmas gifts and everyone loved them! So easy to make and delicious. They are on my top go-to snacks to make now. Thanks for the great recipe.

    • Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD

      You just made my day! I’m so happy you made and enjoyed them. Thanks for following along with my recipe adventures

  4. Kathy

    Made this recipe today but I used an assortment of nuts just to give it a little extra. Cashews, almonds, walnuts, peanuts and pecans.

  5. Lindsey

    Thanks for the recipe! What a simple way to really dial up the flavor!

  6. Tawnie Kroll

    4 ingredients and only 10 minutes? YES pleaseee!

  7. memeinge

    These almonds tasted great! I put them into a homemade trail mix!

  8. Liz Shaw

    5 stars
    These look SO good. I can’t wait to try them and eat them warm!

  9. Emily Kyle

    5 stars
    These are my favorite way to eat nuts ever, I plan on making them for Christmas gifts this year too!

  10. Dave

    Totally want to make these, but with coconut oil if possible!

  11. latestmodapks

    I love almonds! They are a great source of protein and healthy fats. I think they are a great addition to any diet.


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I’m Natalie Rizzo, an NYC-based Registered Dietitian.

My mission is to help everyday athletes fuel their fitness with plants.

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