Smoked Almonds Recipe - These almonds taste like the real smokehouse almonds you buy in the store for a huge price. I made these almonds with the help of my smoker and they will be a great treat all year long!
Have you ever had those sweet and salty almonds that are seen at fairs? You can smell those almonds from miles away and that smell makes me so hungry and it smells so damn good. Another name for them is candied nuts and some recipes out there call for cups and cups of sugar. I cut back the amount to only 5 tablespoons and used vanilla and cinnamon to season the almonds. With the help of my smoker, they are even more flavorful. I’ll be snacking on these sweet almonds all Summer long. Almonds also contain a lot of great nutrition such as Vitamin E, protein, and can help regulate blood sugar levels. Well, obviously not these almonds since they are coated in sugar but if you make savory almonds they will.
Of course as always, if you don't have almonds on hand try another different kind of nut.
Ingredients for Smoked Almonds
- Lightly Salted Almonds
- Pecan, Maple, or Apple Wood wood chips
- Egg whites
- Sugar - brown or white sugar can be used
How to Make Smoked Almonds
Get your smoker ready. Set your smoker to the smoke setting and let that run for 5 minutes before turning it to 225 degrees. If your smoker doesn’t have a presmoke setting then just set the temperature to 225 degrees. Fill your smoker with wood chips.
Weigh out 16 oz of almonds on a food scale and set aside.
In a bowl beat the egg whites with a hand mixer until the egg whites are frothy. Add in vanilla and cinnamon and stir in the almonds.
Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and spread the almond mixture on top and spread the almonds around on the baking sheet. Sprinkle sugar on top of the almonds and place the sheet pan of almonds on your smoker for 1 to 2 hours.
Tips for Smoked Almonds
Instead of sweet nuts you can make savory ones. Use seasonings such as garlic powder, rosemary, onion powder, chili powder, and liquid smoke to flavor the nuts if you don’t have a sweet tooth.
Use either applewood, maple wood, or pecan wood to make these flavorful almonds. I would not use wood like hickory or oak because those woods are used for smoking meat and are more savory in my opinion. If making savory nuts it is ok to use hickory or oak.
Don't have a smoker? Use an oven instead
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
- Whisk egg whites in a separate bowl until frothy. Add in vanilla extra and cinnamon to the egg whites. Stir the almonds in the egg white mixture. Spread on a foil lined baking sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, until almonds are evenly browned, 1 hour.
Are smokers bad for you?
They say that wood-pellet-burning grills use an indirect cooking method, which reduces the formation of carcinogenic chemicals. Cooking meats with charcoal or gas grills can cause the formation of compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
What foods are best smoked?
Some foods that test good smoked are bacon hands down the best. Any type of meat such as turkey, chicken, prime rib, pork. Some different foods to consider smoking are Mac and cheese, ham, nuts, and seafood.
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Smoker: I have had my Traeger smoker for a very long time and I would recommend that brand to anyone wanting to learn how to smoke food. My Traeger requires a pre-smoke until it reaches up to 150 degrees and then you can turn the temperature to whatever it is you need. You do have to keep an eye on the wood chips and watch it so they don’t run out. I’ve had my smoker drop in temperature and the wood chips would not stop smoking. That’s a good indication that your smoker needs to be cleaned out properly. Always use gloves and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty when smoking food. I’ve learned this the hard way and ruined a sweater one time.
Wood Chips: It is my understanding that you can only buy Traeger wood chips where they sell Traeger Grills at. The only place I can get their wood chips in town is at my local Ace Hardware store.
Thermometers: These are so important to have around when cooking any type of meat on an outdoor grill or smoker. They are even great for checking to see if a potato is done.
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Smoked Almonds Recipe - These almonds taste like the real smokehouse almonds you buy in the store for a huge price. I made these last with the help of my smoker are a great treat all year long!
- 16 oz Lightly Salted Almonds
- Pecan, Maple, or Apple Wood wood chips
- 2 Egg whites
- 2 tsp of Cinnamon
- 1 tsp of Vanilla
- 5 tablespoons of white sugar or brown sugar
- Get your smoker ready. Set your smoker to the smoke setting and let that run for 5 minutes before turning it to 225 degrees. If your smoker doesn’t have a presmoke setting then just set the temperature to 225 degrees. Fill your smoker with wood chips.
- Weigh out 16 oz of almonds on a food scale and set aside.
- In a bowl beat the egg whites with a hand mixer until the egg whites are frothy. Add in vanilla and cinnamon and stir in the almonds.
- Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and spread the almond mixture on top and spread the almonds around on the baking sheet. Sprinkle sugar on top of the almonds and place the sheet pan of almonds on your smoker for 1 to 2 hours.
not WW friendly, but calories are listed below
- Category: Snack
- Method: Smoke
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 oz
- Calories: 126
- Sugar: 2g
- Sodium: 51mg
- Fat: 10g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 6g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 4g