Maple Cinnamon Dehydrated Almonds

May 14, 2012

These maple cinnamon dehydrated almonds are absolutely scrumptious, are really easy to make in your dehydrator, and are a fantastic raw snack.

Maple Cinnamon Dehydrated Almonds

These maple cinnamon dehydrated almonds are absolutely scrumptious, are really easy to make in your dehydrator, and are a fantastic raw snack.

Raw almonds are my favorite snack food, and to make them more decadent for a sweet treat I cover them in different sweeteners and flavorings and dehydrate them. I made a few different kinds of sugar almonds last Christmas, and they were a huge hit.

If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can dehydrate these almonds on the very lowest setting of your oven for 8 to 12 hours.  The cooking time will vary depending on whether or not you soak you almonds.

To Soak or Not To Soak?

I always soak all of my nuts, grains and seeds in order to remove the anti-nutrients and enzyme inhibitors and make them more digestible. But, you don’t have to soak your almonds to make this recipe. You can just rinse them. But, you need your almonds to be wet in order to have the maple sugar stick to them.

Using Maple Sugar

If you have never used maple sugar before, you are in for a treat. If you boil maple syrup until it thickens, and let it cool, it crystalizes to form granulated maple sugar, which is a fantastic decadent sweetener. Maple sugar is sold in blocks or as granulated sugar. It is rather expensive so I don’t use it all that often. Just for special occasions when I want a real treat.

You can get maple sugar at most health food stores. I like this maple sugar, which has gorgeous flavor and texture. You can use 1/2 – 3/4 cup of maple sugar for every cup of refined sugar in baked recipes. But I mainly use maple sugar as an accent sweetener or topping on gluten free cakes, pancakes, muffins, cookies and cereals. It can be a bit overpowering in large quantities.

But, maple sugar is magic mixed with cinnamon for these almond treats.

Give these a go and you will not be sorry. They are delicious!

Other Dehydrated Sweet Treats

Dehydrated Coconut Apricot Oatmeal Cookies
Dehydrated Choc-Mint Cookies
Dehydrated Cranberry Raisin Oatmeal Cookies
Dehydrated Raw Chocolate Cookies

Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments!

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Maple Cinnamon Dehydrated Almonds

These maple cinnamon dehydrated almonds are absolutely scrumptious, are really easy to make in your dehydrator, and are a fantastic raw snack.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Author Tess Masters



  1. Drain your soaked almonds, rinse them thoroughly, discard the soaking water, and allow to drain completely. 
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the maple sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt. Then toss the drained almonds until evenly coated. 
  3. Lay on dehydrator sheets lined with non-stick sheets or parchment paper, dehydrate at 115 degrees for 12 hours hours. 
  4. Remove the almonds from the non-stick sheets, and place them on mesh screens, and dehydrate for another 12 hours, until completely dried through. 
  5. Keep in a sealed container in the pantry. 

Recipe Notes

Photo by Trent Lanz and styling by Alicia Buszczak


Comments 18

  1. Easy and yummy! Looks perfect for a party snack! Now I can have that second light beer. I like it when I can get a recipe that works with all types of party groups. The Super Bowl crowd and the family birthday party.

  2. Oh my… these remind me of my visits to New York and hunting down the “Nut Guy” in Times Square… yuuuummmm! 🙂 Definitely on my list of must try Piggie recipes…

  3. This looks yummy and easy; great for the kids and an anytime snack. Love the maple sugar instead of sugar, thanks for sharing! Lisa

  4. Yes, it is quite pricey.
    I feel really honoured that you would buy such an expensive item just to make one of my recipes.
    Thankyou so much for giving these a go.

  5. I made these with coconut sugar bc I happen to have some in my cupboard. These almonds turned out amazing! And, my house smelled unbelievable while they were dehydrating. I will have to get some maple sugar and try them the “right” way. Thanks for sharing your expertise with us, Tess. It has been a year that my daughter has been off gluten. I feel like I have had to learn to cook all over again, and having access to this site has made the journey less daunting. And, really delicious.

    1. Oh, Thankyou for your lovely words of support and encouragement. I really really appreciate it. I am so glad you are enjoying the recipes! Please post comments on any others you have tried so people can learn from your experience.
      Yes! Coconut sugar is FANTASTIC on these almonds. Either way works for me! Oink!!!

  6. LOVE THESE!!!! Yes they are all caps worthy! As you can probably tell I’m not a huge nut person and I’m not sure what possessed me to make these, but I’m glad I did! If you like almonds I really insist you make these!

  7. Tess,
    Did you know that “raw” almonds in the US are actually pasteurized, either by steam or chemicals? More here:

    That’s why I clicked over here; was wondering if your quotation “raw” was about the maple or the almonds. BUT you can hop through a loophole and order directly from the grower to get truly raw, unpasteurized almonds. Got mine this year for the first time from here:

    😉 Katie

    1. Yes! I LOVE Home Grown Almonds.
      I know… is so frustrating about “raw” nuts. Truly raw nuts that have not been heated and pasteurized are definitely the way to go.
      Unfortunately, they are cost prohibitive for many people.
      I talk about this in my raw nuts and seeds posts and pages.
      People really need to be educated and informed about this stuff.
      I totally agree with you, and thanks for sharing this here!

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