Sugar-burnt almonds on a wooden surface
Cakes and Cookies

Burnt-Sugar Almonds


Germans love to bake, especially around Christmas. I wanted to provide you with an abundance of recipes so that you do not just have to nibble on that one cookie whilst everyone else enjoys 3 – 4. These recipes are a bit different from my usual blog posts. Shorter, with no educational parts, but a section to give you hints and tips so that they all turn out perfect. One photoshoot, 8 recipes over the next two weeks. Enjoy! 🤗

Ah – the smell of burnt-sugar almonds when you are walking across a Christmas market… 🥰. There is rarely anything better out there and something I think a lot Germans struggle to walk past at 😉. I love this time of the year and as much as these past weeks may have tested my limit on what is possible – I am so happy with the outcome, this shoot, and the accompanying recipes.

Sugar-burnt almonds on a wooden surface

I have been making a similar version of this recipe for a few years as my husband loves nuts in any way, shape or form. Sometimes, I try to make something a bit more “special” for him, rather than having “pure nuts”. For this version, I added coconut sugar to the previous recipe which gave it a bit more crunch and that burnt-sugar feel. The spices enhance the flavor of these, which overall makes this recipe super delicious 💫.

Tips for Baking these Burnt-Sugar Almonds

Honestly – this recipe is so easy there is very little that can go wrong… simply follow the steps in the recipe and ENJOY!! 🤩

These burnt-sugar almonds are gluten-free and refined sugar-free, as well as vegan. Please let me know how you like the recipe by either leaving a comment below and/or rating the recipe. I love hearing from you and it fills my heart with so much joy when you are letting me know that you are enjoying the recipes!!

Burnt-Sugar Almonds

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Ann Robejsek Course: CookiesCuisine: Gluten-free baking, veganDifficulty: Easy


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These crunchy, sweet burnt-sugar almonds will fill your house with the most amazing smell and your mouth with pure delight!


  • 1.5 cups (200 gr.) almonds

  • 1.5 tbsp coconut sugar

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

  • ¾ tsp cinnamon powder

  • ½ tsp ginger

  • Dash of clove

How to

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit)
  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly. Transfer to an oven-proof dish and bake for 10 minutes. Mix the almonds once through and bake for a further 7 – 8 minutes. Take out and let cool. The almonds will crisp up. ENJOY!!

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