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Spice of the Season: Cinnamon

From sweet to savory, main dish to dessert, there is a delicious way to work this versatile ingredient into every course.
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MAINS

Did you know cinnamon could be savory? These entrees know how to flip a sweet spice on its head and draw out all the unique flavors that are hiding within.

Sri Lankan Parippu Mellun

BEANS AND LEGUMESGRAIN-FREE
Sri Lankan Parippu Mellun
Kitchen Simmer

This Lentil and Coconut Curry dish is so full of wonderful spice and flavor that nothing else is needed on the table.

One Pan Cheesy Baked Gnocchi

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One Pan Cheesy Baked Gnocchi
Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen

Your new favorite dinner. Fluffy sweet potato gnocchi, veggies, and loads of cheese all melded together in one pan!

Pressure Cooker Ribs

SOY-FREEPEANUT-FREE
Pressure Cooker Ribs
Pressure Cook Recipes

Make these Pressure Cooker Ribs with homemade dry rub and BBQ sauce in an hour. They're super tender with incredible depths of smoky and sweet flavor.

SIDES

Sweet and savory team up to make these unique sides delicious to the last bite!

Baked Cinnamon Peaches

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Baked Cinnamon Peaches
The Local Taste

The sweetness of summer fruit baked with cinnamon and sugar gives this dish that perfect spiced fall flavor and fills your house with the most amazing smell.

Maple Cinnamon Glazed Roasted Delicata Squash

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Maple Cinnamon Glazed Roasted Delicata Squash
Jessica Gavin

This easy to prepare Maple Cinnamon Glazed Roasted Delicata Squash is a healthy dish perfect for sharing! Brussels sprouts and pomegranates add an extra burst of flavor and nutrition.

Cinnamon Apple Yam Bake with Pecans

SHELLFISH-FREEFALL
Cinnamon Apple Yam Bake with Pecans
Savory Tooth

This is a savory-sweet Cinnamon Apple Yam Bake with Pecans, with delicious roasted sweet potato chunks layered between thinly sliced cinnamon-coated apples and crunchy toasted pecans.

DESSERTS

Cinnamon is in its element with sweet, seasonal baked goods. These treats will make you the star of any dinner party this winter!

Bourbon Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Pecan Streusel

SOY-FREEFALL
Bourbon Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Pecan Streusel
Climbing Grier Mountain

This pie has the ease of a packaged crust but all the deliciousness of a homemade filling, packed with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and topped with a pecan streusel.

Cinnamon Spice Pumpkin Mini Muffins

TOMATO-FREEPESCATARIAN
Cinnamon Spice Pumpkin Mini Muffins
Mom Loves Baking

Moist, melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin muffins that are dipped in butter and cinnamon sugar. Plus, they’re gluten-free and low in refined sugar.

Quick Cinnamon Buns with Buttermilk Glaze

PESCATARIANCHRISTMAS
Quick Cinnamon Buns with Buttermilk Glaze
Once Upon A Chef

Unlike conventional cinnamon buns, this recipe does not use yeast. These pastries are light and tender on the inside, golden and caramelized on the outside, and, best of all, quick to make.

SNACKS

The best part of these finger foods is licking all the cinnamon off your hands when you're done!

Dawg Chow Cinnamon Chocolate Snack Mix

GAME DAYMICROWAVE
Dawg Chow Cinnamon Chocolate Snack Mix
Buy This Cook That

Sweet and salty snack mix with a ton of crunch and flavor. Great for parties and holiday gift bags!

Maple, Cinnamon & Cayenne Baked Plantain Chips

SUGAR-FREEPESCATARIAN
Maple, Cinnamon & Cayenne Baked Plantain Chips
EnlightenedFoodie

These baked plantain chips make a great healthy alternative to chips, or can be used as part of a dipping platter with guacamole and salsa. Yum!

DRINKS

Save the snickerdoodles for the kids and put this spice to some more adult uses. These cin-fully delicious drinks go down easy with a kick of sweetness to boot.

Cinnamon Maple Bourbon

GRAIN-FREEQUICK AND EASY
Cinnamon Maple Bourbon
By Gabriella

A Cinnamon Maple Bourbon that’s sure to warm you right up this winter.

Caffeine-Free Spiced Chai Tea Lattes

PESCATARIANOVERNIGHT
Caffeine-Free Spiced Chai Tea Lattes
Feed Me Phoebe

If you’re taking a break from caffeine, or simply want a healthy homemade version of your usual corner coffee shop latte, this Caffeine-Free Spiced Chai Tea Latte is frothy and delicious!

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