I've been getting emails from some of you requesting the recipe to the cinnamon sugared almonds I spoke about in past posts. I've been wanting to make candied nuts since I first tasted them on the oatmeal that I had at Java Flats in Kodiak, where Trevor works on a regular basis through the year. This awesome little coffee/eatery is tucked away in Bell's Flats in Kodiak island in Alaska. On my last visit there, I spent half a day working here just for fun and to spend time with the awesome staff there who have become friends. Read about my adventure working there here.
Anyway, getting back to the candied nuts. This is what the cinnamon sugar nuts that I made looked like, fresh out of the oven.
These are fairly easy to make, and if you make them in large quantities, they can be stored in an airtight tupperware and you will always have them handy for your breakfast oatmeal. Making them in batches and storing them is great, but beware -- they are easy to grab throughout the day as a snack as well :) Here is the recipe:
Cinnamon Sugared Almonds:
- Combine the water, sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil; add the almonds. Cook and stir the mixture until the liquid evaporates and leaves a syrup-like coating on the almonds. Pour the almonds onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Separate almonds using forks. Allow to cool about 15 minutes.
That's it! So easy.
I also cut up apples and add it to the oatmeal.
This awesome breakfast is a very filling start to your day. Try it!