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Spice of the Season: Cinnamon

“The versatile cinnamon will create mouth-watering desserts, enhance the flavors in savory dishes, all while boosting your immune system, strengthening your brain function, and improving your skin. Do you need more reasons to include cinnamon in your diet?”
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Few things make us feel warm, soft, and fuzzy inside the same way cinnamon does. This dried aromatic bark of the cinnamon tree, either rolled into strips or ground into a powder, is our favorite spice to jazz up both our meals and mood when the summer changes into fall.

We associate it with so many positive delicious treats - cinnamon spiced lattes, endless combinations with it in pies, cinnamon rolls, cinnamon sugar cookies… But somehow it still doesn’t get its due when it comes to savory dishes. Did you know how amazingly well cinnamon tastes in stews, soups, and chillis? Plus all the health benefits it adds to our meals.

We have some delicious ideas for you! So look through these diverse cinnamon-inspired recipes and get to cooking!

Delicious Cinnamon Desserts

We have to start with the classics…

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade and Wholesome

Not only is it the cinnamon season, but also the holiday season. They say the best gift you can give is the gift of time… and these cinnamon rolls! They are probably an even better gift. Try them once and you will never want store-bought ever again. They are truly sensational!

GLUTEN-FREEPEANUT-FREE

Cinnamon Spice Pumpkin Mini Muffins

Mom Loves Baking

Gluten-free, low-sugar pumpkin muffins dipped in butter and cinnamon sugar will become your favorite seasonal treat. They are easy to make and will fill your house with an intoxicating aroma. Double the recipe if you have kids or are expecting friends because these mini muffins disappear in seconds.

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts

Abundant Harvest Organics

There are food combinations that are universally loved - peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, burger and fries… and of course apples and cinnamon! Do you still miss the discontinued Apple Cinnamon Pop-Tart flavor? We got you! These homemade crispy flakey pop tarts should be your next baking project!

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Cinnamon Ginger Brown Sugar Plantain

CaribbeanPot

You only need 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to make this Caribbean dessert. It is simply perfect! You can quickly put it together for breakfast, or as a fool-proof dessert. Add some coconut whipped cream on top and get carried away by the flavors.

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Keto Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Nicko's Kitchen

Who said you can’t have cinnamon rolls if you’re following the Keto diet? We are against any gastronomical limitations! Here is a low-carb version to make when you crave a baked treat. You will have them ready in 5 simple steps.

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Chai Masala Creme Brulee

SideChef

If you are a fan of Chai Tea you don’t want to miss this recipe! An original take on the traditional creamy dessert. The perfect Indian spiced up dessert to impress your guests or enjoy on your next date night.

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Dawg Chow Cinnamon Chocolate Snack Mix

Buy This Cook That

Do you like to munch on sweet crunchy snacks? We know we do! Make this original Dawg Chow Cinnamon Chocolate mix for your next Netflix binge or a game night with friends. It has loads of flavor and texture to it.
arty this winter!

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Fall Spiced Manhattan

By Gabriella

Can’t leave you without the perfect sweet and naughty cinnamon cocktail to enjoy this fall. This fall spiced Manhattan is so delicious you have to be careful with it. It will definitely become your new favorite Apple Cider cocktail.

Savory Cinnamon Dishes You Have to Make

If you have never incorporated cinnamon into your main dishes you’re majorly missing out! Start with these and browse for more later!

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Sri Lankan Parippu Mellun

Kitchen Simmer

First of all, We love the name of this amazing Sri-Lankan classic. It even sounds delicious! It is a lentil and coconut curry you will want to make over and over again. Perfect side dish so full of wonderful spice and flavor, nothing else is needed.

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One Pan Cheesy Baked Gnocchi

Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen

Meet your new favorite dinner - Cheesy Baked Gnocchi made with fluffy sweet potato that tastes oh so good with cinnamon spice. It’s cheesy, full of flavors, and incredibly filling. It will warm you up on a cold evening like no other.

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Cinnamon Apple Yam Bake with Pecans

Savory Tooth

Here’s another amazing fall spiced side dish to add to your recipe collection. An ideal balance of sweet and savory cinnamon apple yam bake, with delicious roasted sweet potato chunks, layered between thinly sliced cinnamon-coated apples and crunchy toasted pecans is worthy of a festive dinner.

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Fall Salad with Orange Cinnamon Vinaigrette

Kim's Cravings

If you have a pressure cooker, you simply must try this rib recipe. An original combination of ingredients for the dry rub, including cinnamon, of course, is what makes it so special. Have these served in only an hour!

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Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

Live Eat Learn

Sweet fall is calling and these spiced sweet potato wedges are answering. An incredible combination of flavors it creates together with the herby garlic yogurt dip will blow your mind.

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Chipotle-Glazed Halibut with Mango

Chef'd

If you’re a fan of halibut, you simply must try this one. The proof is in the sauce indeed. Tender halibut bathed in the smoky cinnamon-spiced sauce will earn your kitchen a Michelin star.

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Air-Fried Hot Chicken and Waffles

Real Food with Sarah

Brace yourself! Crispy spicy air-fried chicken on top of cinnamon waffles is the most decadent brunch of all time. Imagine the smell of freshly made waffles and fried chicken…. Make it this weekend!

Immune-boosting Cinnamon Treats

Cinnamon is an amazing immune-boosting ingredient! It is rich in antioxidants and if you consistently work it into your cooking, you will lower your risk of heart disease, improve your brain function, lower your cholesterol, and make your life more flavorful!

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Sprouts Anti-Inflammatory Papaya Smoothie

Lemons and Basil

Combine all these superfoods in one delicious smoothie! Perfect to curb your hunger and provide you with vitamins we all need when the sun isn’t shining as often.

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Berry Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Oh Bite It

Sweet tangy spicy salsa made with several types of fresh berries and jalapeno peppers paired with crunchy cinnamon chips is the recipe you need to make today. The unlikely combination will not disappoint!

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Baked Cinnamon Peaches

The Local Taste

If you want a healthier alternative to heavy pies and crumbles, go for these baked peaches. The perfect transition from summer to fall. The sweetness of summer fruit spiced with cinnamon sugar created an amazing light dessert and fills your house with an incredible aroma.

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