Recipe: Cinnamon Toast Almonds & Weekend Pictures

Roasted almonds have been my jam lately. We’ve had a challenge going with our ladies and they’ve been requesting ideas for healthy but sweet snacks. After my Chocolate Almonds, I wanted to keep the snack testing going.

Since I made these roasted almonds, I’ve been craving Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

I haven’t had the cereal since I was a kid, but it’s on my brain. Every time I grab an almond (or 20), I am taken back to my childhood days of eating sugar coated cereal every morning… back then Lucky Charms was my favorite, but CTC was up there!

I think the only way to remedy the craving will be to chop up these almonds like a granola, pour on some milk and go to town.

Because, no, I am not buying a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

I am all for splurging from time to time, but really… who can have just one bowl when there is a box of something like that around? Nope, not me… instead, I’ll just make these into a granola and walk away more than satisfied.

If you love cinnamon, then you’re going to LOVE these.

Since the first batch, I’ve gone on to make 3 more. Dan asks for them as part of his weekly snacks. And who am I to deny my husband of such a snack (because really, I love them just as much).

You can use any type of nut you want. We had some left over walnuts so I threw them into the bowl as well. Love the combination of the sweet almonds and the slightly tart walnuts. Cashews and pecans would be delicious too!

Cinnamon Toast Nuts

Ingredients: 

1.5 Cps Nuts
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Honey (or maple syrup)
1 Tsp Cinnamon

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 350-degrees.

In a microwave safe bowl, heat up honey and coconut oil for 20 seconds, until oil is melted.

In a large tub-a-ware or ziplock bag, mix together all ingredients and shake until everything is evenly coated. Pour onto a baking pan and cook for 10-12 minutes until slightly roasted and fragrant.

Feel free to dust with additional cinnamon or nutmeg before serving.

I’m telling you… make these. You won’t regret it!

Weekend Randomness

I feel like we haven’t connected in a while, sorry about that! Tell me, how’s life? What did you do this weekend?

We kept things low key, which was perfect. Here’s a few random snap shots on my phone from our weekend.

Kisses from Zoe. While Dan was out playing golf, Zoe and I cleaned the house and prepped for the week. Well, I cleaned and she followed me around all afternoon.

Once Dan got home, I took the pork out of the oven, tossed it on top of oatmeal, paired it with braised cabbage and a glass of red and sat down to watch a movie.

Saturday kicked off with hula hooping! The studio offered an upbeat Hula Hoop class taught by one of our clients and it was a hit! So much fun to watch these ladies rock their hulas and we’re excited to add this to our regular schedule.

After Hula Hooping, Dan met me at the studio for some quick filming. Then it was errand time (does anyone else feel like errand never stop?) Make sure to head over to Fit Womens Weekly to see the fully filmed workouts!

Quiche… it’s what’s for dinner! With spinach, bacon, onions, and yogurt. Yes, yogurt. I recently made my own (via this recipe) and decided to add it to my egg mix. It made the batter so creamy and added some extra protein to the mix.

Then we headed off to see John Wick 2… action packed and full of fighting. Dan was a very happy man. It was actually pretty good. If you love fighting, blood, explosions and cars. Luckily, I love action movies!

And finally… Sunday.

Sunday was spent working a lot and running a lot. We headed to Marrington Plantation, a 30 minute drive outside of Charleston, and ran the 14 mile loop. This trail was built for mountain bikers, but it’s GREAT for trail running. We ran about 12.5 of the 14 miles and felt confident. Especially considering this was our first double digit run since October!

And that’s it friends!

Tell me…

What did you do this weekend?
Are you obsessed with any particular flavors right now? 

I am all about cinnamon for EVERY THING!

Comments:

  • Jen

    I love cinnamon! I have a giant bag of almonds waiting to be used, so I think I need to make this recipe asap. We had a pretty warm weekend here for Indiana and while I took a few walks outside, the weekend was filled with food prep and a few coffee dates!

    • Yes definitely make them! Dan eats far too many almonds to ever have a bag sitting around waiting to be used lol! Sounds like a great weekend!

  • Shannon

    Making those cinnamon almonds NOW! Interesting pair with pork over oatmeal. I think it sounds like a huge possibility! My weekend was not as productive as yours, so I am not commenting on that:-)

    • Yes! Haha, oatmeal does sound weird but it’s just a “base” like rice or quinoa. It’s delicious for hearty dinners!

  • these look delish! and running in a sports bra and shorts? oh man…makes me ready for summer!

    quite the opposite weekend here – snow gear all day on Saturday skiing with friends which was awesome, Friday night was a game night with friends in our cancer community, and then Sunday we saw a National Geographic Live event after church (we buy 4 tickets and explorers present on what they do using video, pictures and the live talk; it’s awesome! This guy is a diver and his stories from around the world are amazing!). A full and fun weekend!

    Glad you had a good mix of rest and movement – I know you needed some low key time! Miss you. <3

    • Your pictures looks awesome! so much snow. It’s been so warm here, I’m already worried about the summer heat! That NG event sounds awesome, so cool and interesting. Glad you had a fun weekend too! <3 Thinking of you guys tomorrow!!!

  • Mmmm I absolutely LOVE cinnamon and put it on/in just about everything (even peanut butter!). Definitely going to give these a try tonight!

  • alexander graf

    THX KB nurse Kindal 😉 for your “KB for Dummies” info. I swing quite orderly but what do I’ve to follow by lateral swingin’, that ya did last with your wifey Alex? Is there any difference between one hand swing and two hand swing? And what’s with rotanional ski swing?

    I also snatch hell for leather. BUT is there any different if ya hold the KB vertical or horizontal? What is better or correct?

    What I’ve been asking myself: when Alex and y’re Kettlebellistas, so what are Dan and me? Any suggestions?

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