Hot Bod Snack Foods: Cinnamon & Sugar Almonds

Eric January 27, 2011



So the other day I made this baked almond recipe that was pretty much amazing.  We couldn’t stop eating them!!!  Everyone loves those cinnamon/sugar coated almonds.  Well, what if I told you that you could have them sodium and sugar free?  That’s what this is!

It’s tough to find healthy snack foods to satisfy a sweet tooth.  But this almond recipe does just the trick!

Follow the break for the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon cold water
  • 4 cups whole (raw & unsalted) almonds
  • 1/2 cup Splenda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nu-Salt (It’s a sodium substitute that is made from potassium.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Spray PAM over a 10×15 inch jellyroll pan.
  2. Lightly beat the egg white; add water, and beat until frothy but not stiff. Add the nuts, and stir until well coated. Mix the Splenda, Nu-Salt and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the nuts. Toss to coat, and spread evenly on the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until golden. Allow to cool, then store nuts in airtight containers.

They taste best after they’ve sat for a day or two.  Best part: Each serving (1/4 cup) contains 7.8 grams of protein, 18 grams of GOOD fat, 4.2 grams of fiber, NO cholesterol, NO sugar, and NO sodium!!

If you’re looking for a healthy snack, it doesn’t get much better than this!

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