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Super easy and perfect for any occasion, these Air Fryer Cinnamon Almonds are crunchy and delicious. Craving a tasty snack for game day? Check. Need a healthy fix for your sweet cravings? Sorted. Looking for a festive treat? This is it. Quick to prepare with just a few simple ingredients, this great snack not only tastes incredible but also fills your home with an irresistibly delicious aroma. Trust me, they’re a total crowd-pleaser!

Roasted cinnamon almonds in a white bowl on a wooden table.

I’ve spent 30 years in the kitchen, mastering recipes like these air fryer cinnamon almonds. They’re a hit from my collection of easy, healthy, and gluten-free dishes. Whether you’re into paleo, keto (yes, there’s a sugar-free option!), or just want something tasty, this recipe delivers big on flavor without the fuss. Trust me, these almonds will change the way you snack!

❤️ Why You Will Love This Recipe

Let’s talk about why this air fryer cinnamon almonds recipe is going to be your new go-to snack:

  • Quick and Easy Recipe: With just minutes of preparation and a cooking time that allows you to multitask, this recipe is perfect for busy days.
  • Healthy and Delicious Snack Option: Packed with healthy fats and protein, these almonds are an excellent choice for those mindful of their snacking habits.
  • Versatile: Whether it’s for a holiday treat, a healthy snack for football games, or just a yummy addition to your trail mix, these almonds fit the bill.
  • Great for Gifting: Pack them up in a mason jar or little bags, and you’ve got a thoughtful and delicious homemade gift.
  • Kid-Friendly: Even the little ones will love these sweet and crunchy almonds, making them a family-friendly choice.
  • Adaptable: Feel free to experiment with different spices like cayenne pepper or chili powder for a spicy twist!

🗝️ Key Ingredients & Substitutions

This air fryer almonds recipe is all about simplicity and flexibility. Each ingredient plays a crucial role in creating these deliciously roasted almonds, and there’s room for substitutions to suit your taste or dietary needs.

  • Raw Almonds: Whole almonds are not only delicious but also a great source of healthy fats and protein. Other nuts can also work for this recipe (walnuts, cashews, pecans, etc.).
  • Refined Coconut Oil: This helps in evenly coating the almonds with the spices and sweeteners. You can substitute it with olive oil or melted butter for a different flavor profile.
  • Honey, Maple Syrup, or Sugar-Free Sweetener: Choose your sweetener based on your dietary preference. Honey and maple syrup add a natural sweetness, while sugar-free sweeteners are great for a low-carb option.
  • Vanilla Extract: Adds a lovely aroma and depth of flavor. You can also try almond extract for a different twist.
  • Ground Cinnamon: This gives the almonds their signature warm, spiced flavor. Feel free to adjust the amount to suit your taste.
  • Salt: Just a pinch to enhance all the flavors. Sea salt works great here.

🥣 How to Make Air Fryer Cinnamon Almonds

Making these air-fryer cinnamon almonds is a breeze, and I’m here to guide you through every step. Get ready to fill your kitchen with the most cozy aroma!

Preparing Your Ingredients

Start by gathering all your ingredients. Melt the coconut oil in a small bowl, then stir in your choice of sweetener and vanilla extract. This mixture will help the cinnamon and salt stick to the almonds, making every bite as delicious as the first.

Coating the Almonds

In a larger mixing bowl, toss the almonds with your coconut oil mixture until they’re completely coated. This step is key to getting that even, crispy coating we’re after.

Air Frying

Spread the almonds out in a single layer in your air fryer basket. Remember, we want each almond to have its own space so it gets perfectly roasted. Air fry them at 200°C/390°F for 8 minutes, then sprinkle with a mix of cinnamon and salt, give them a good stir, and cook for another 5-7 minutes. Keep a close eye on them towards the end to prevent burning.

Cooling and Serving

Once done, spread the almonds out on a parchment-lined sheet pan dusted with cinnamon. Add a little extra cinnamon on top and let them cool. This not only stops the cooking process but also lets them get that irresistible cinnamon crunch.

Once cooled, give them a taste and add extra salt if needed. Enjoy!

Roasted cinnamon almonds in an air fryer.

🪄 Recipe Notes & Tips

  • Single Layer is Key: Make sure to spread the almonds in a single layer in the air fryer basket for even cooking.
  • Watch the Time: Almonds can go from perfectly roasted to burnt quite quickly. Start checking them a few minutes before the timer goes off.
  • Spice it Up: For a spicy kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or chili powder to your cinnamon and salt mixture.
  • Make them Sweeter: If you’re a fan of sweeter snacks, try adding a bit more honey or maple syrup. A sprinkle of brown sugar can also add a nice caramelized flavor.
  • Keto Sweetener: If you choose to use granulated sweetener like erythritol, melt it in the microwave with the coconut oil.
  • Batch Size Matters: If you’re making a large batch, cook the almonds in multiple smaller batches to ensure they all roast evenly.
  • Temperature: Different air fryers can run hotter or cooler. Adjust the temperature and cooking time based on your specific air fryer model.

🫙 Storage Instructions

Got some leftover cinnamon almonds? No problem! Storing them correctly is an easy way to make sure they stay fresh and crunchy for as long as possible. Here’s how to do it:

  • Cool Completely: Before storing, let the almonds cool completely. Storing them while they’re still warm can lead to moisture buildup, which makes them go soft.
  • Airtight Container: Store the almonds in an airtight container. Mason jars or any air-tight container work great for this.
  • Room Temperature Storage: Keep them at room temperature in a dry place. They’ll stay fresh and crunchy for several weeks.
Roasted cinnamon almonds in a white bowl.

🍽️ What to Serve with Air Fryer Cinnamon Almonds

Whether you’re hosting a gathering, looking for a snack, or just want something tasty to nibble on, here are some great ideas on what to serve with this delicious healthy recipe.

On a Charcuterie Board

Add these almonds to a charcuterie board for a delightful crunch. They pair wonderfully with cheeses, fruits, and cured meats. Our Baked Camembert and Bacon Roses are also perfect for a fun charcuterie board.

As a Salad Topper

Sprinkle these cinnamon-coated almonds over salads to add a delightful crunch and flavor. They go particularly well with leafy greens, goat cheese, and vinaigrette dressings. Not only do they add flavor, but they also contribute healthy fats and proteins to your salads. Try them on our Pickled Beet Salad!

In Homemade Trail Mix

Mix a handful of almonds with dried fruits, other nuts, and seeds to create a personalized trail mix. This makes for a great on-the-go snack, perfect for hikes, picnics, or just a busy day.

As a Yogurt or Ice Cream Topping

Sprinkle them over yogurt or ice cream for a sweet and crunchy topping. The warmth of the cinnamon and the crunch of the almonds contrast beautifully with the cool, creamy texture of yogurt or ice cream.

❓ Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use different nuts for this recipe?

Absolutely! While almonds work great, feel free to experiment with other nuts like pecans, walnuts, or macadamia nuts. Just keep an eye on the cooking time, as it may vary.

Can I make these almonds in an oven if I don’t have an air fryer?

Yes, you can roast them in an oven. Spread them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at a similar temperature, checking frequently to prevent burning.

Roasted cinnamon almonds in an air fryer.

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Roasted cinnamon almonds in a white bowl.

Air Fryer Cinnamon Almonds Recipe

Bethany Galloway
Super easy and perfect for any occasion, these Air Fryer Cinnamon Almonds are crunchy and delicious. Craving a tasty snack for game day? Check. Need a healthy fix for your sweet cravings? Sorted. Looking for a festive treat? This is it. Quick to prepare with just a few simple ingredients, this great snack not only tastes incredible but also fills your home with an irresistibly delicious aroma. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 177 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cups raw almonds (around 200g)
  • 1 tablespoons refined coconut oil or olive oil or butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup or sugar-free sweetener of choice (see note 1)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 200°C/390°F.
  • In a small bowl, melt the coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds and then mix in the honey and vanilla extract.
    A white bowl with ingredients in it.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the almonds with the coconut oil and honey mixture until completely coated.
    Honey and coconut oil is being poured into a bowl of almonds.
  • Add the almonds to the air fryer basket in a single layer and air fry for 8 minutes.
    Almonds are being cooked in an air fryer.
  • While the almonds are roasting, mix 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of salt together.
    Cinnamon and salt in a bowl on a counter.
  • After the 8 minutes are up, sprinkle the almonds with the cinnamon and salt mixture, give them a stir, and cook for a further 5-7 minutes, or until they are roasted.
    Almonds are being cooked in an air fryer with cinnamon and salt.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper, and dust it with 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.
    A glass baking dish with a piece of paper in it.
  • Pour the air fried cinnamon almonds onto the parchment paper, and spread them in a single layer.
  • Dust with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and allow them to cool completely.
    Roasted cinnamon almonds on a baking sheet with paper.
  • Add extra salt if needed, and enjoy!

Notes

  1. Granulated sweetener: If you choose to use granulated sweetener like erythritol, melt it in the microwave with the coconut oil.
  2. Single Layer is Key: Make sure to spread the almonds in a single layer in the air fryer basket for even cooking.
  3.  
    Watch the Time: Almonds can go from perfectly roasted to burnt quite quickly. Start checking them a few minutes before the timer goes off.
  4. Spice it Up: For a spicy kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or chili powder to your cinnamon and salt mixture.
  5. Make them Sweeter: If you’re a fan of sweeter snacks, try adding a bit more honey or maple syrup. A sprinkle of brown sugar can also add a nice caramelized flavor.
  6. Batch Size Matters: If you’re making a large batch, cook the almonds in multiple smaller batches to ensure they all roast evenly.
  7. Temperature: Different air fryers can run hotter or cooler. Adjust the temperature and cooking time based on your specific air fryer model.

Storage Instructions

  • Cool Completely: Before storing, let the almonds cool completely. Storing them while they’re still warm can lead to moisture buildup, which makes them go soft.
  • Airtight Container: Store the almonds in an airtight container. Mason jars or any air-tight container work great for this.
  • Room Temperature Storage: Keep them at room temperature in a dry place. They’ll stay fresh and crunchy for several weeks.

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.004gSodium: 73mgPotassium: 187mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 1mg
Keyword air fryer, air fryer cinnamon almonds, easy, keto, paleo, quick, vegan, vegetarian
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