Cinnamon Roasted Cashews Recipe

Cinnamon Roasted Cashews

These Cinnamon Roasted Cashews are so easy to make that my 6 and 7 year old made a batch without much help at all!

Cinnamon Roasted Cashews Recipe

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Cinnabon has always been one of my weaknesses. As I type this, I want to head to the mall and just eat everything from their little stand. Because I can’t afford to eat that many calories (in more way than one $$), I’m making my own… at home! These roasted cashews cost way less and taste just as good!

My inspiration came from this Toasted Almond recipe – but I hate almonds, and didn’t have four cups (I’m on a budget, folks!) of nuts to roast.

You can use brown sugar instead of regular sugar when roasting cashews, and I bet it’d turn out great. Also, you can try other flavors or even try this recipe with almonds, peanuts, etc.


1 egg white
1 teaspoon cold water
1 cup whole or halved cashews (salted)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Spray baking sheet with cooking oil.

Cinnamon Roasted Cashews

Lightly beat the egg white with water until frothy. Add cashews, then stir until well coated. Mix together the sugar, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the coated cashews.

Cinnamon Roasted Cashews

Toss to coat, and spread evenly on the prepared pan.

Bake for about 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, until golden. Allow cashews to cool, then store nuts in a ziploc bag or other airtight container.

Cinnamon Roasted Cashews

I think these are great for a lower calorie, higher protein dessert! What do you think?

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  1. Erica says:

    Accidentally bought two containers of cashews last week and had no idea what to do with all them. I’m so making this! Thanks!
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  2. Kristy Paynter says:

    I would never have thought that eggs would be on these! I’m glad my son no longer has an allergy to eggs! :0) yum, can’t wait to make these!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Jenniffer says:

    This is great when done with Pecans as well!

  4. Deborah Warren says:

    Sounds so good will try make for Christmas Thanks!!

  5. Thanks for the recipe. I am planning to do both cashews and almonds for gifts this Christmas. I do think I will need to make extra though ( to keep in reserve since they won’t last long). Appreciate all you do!

  6. Jacy says:

    How long can you store these for? Would you store them in the fridge?

    • SlapDashMom says:

      I haven’t stored them yet but I wouldn’t store them longer than a week. And yes I’d keep them in the fridge.

  7. denise edwards says:

    i bought some in melbourne-1pack. they were so good i bought 4more, +some to bring home to tasmania. i’m on my last bag, and was imploring my daughter to see if she could get me some, and i had the thought of looking for a recipe.
    then i found your site. thank you so much. haven’t done them yet, but if they only taste half as good, i’ll kiss your little cotton socks..

  8. Hello and thanks for the yumminess you’ve posted.
    This sounds like a great recipe for a Christmas time snack…you know, the kind that you eat while you wait for the food:) I am looking forward to trying this out…3 months to go!

    Oh by the way, I found your site from Sitsgirls.
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  9. Omgoodness! These look outrageous! Pinning and visiting from 2 Cup Tuesday! :)
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  10. Audrey says:

    These sound FABULOUS! thanks for sharing on the Happiness is Homemade Link Up.
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