Cinnamon has got to be one of the most delicious and popular spices out there, and I am rather prone to putting it in everything. Aside from its gorgeous flavour it also has several health benefits. It is full of antioxidants, helps to lower blood pressure and has antiviral and anti inflammatory properties. All the more reason to sprinkle a little more cinnamon into your life.
I am betting you have a jar of this wonderful stuff in your pantry, so why not dig it out and try out some of these treats using this versatile spice. Don’t forget to let me know in the comments which cinnamon recipe is your favourite!
1.) Cinnamon bread with cream cheese glaze
Pop this pull apart loaf on the table and let everyone tuck in! Enjoy as is, warm from the oven, or top with a decadent cream cheese glaze for an extra special touch.
Now this is a recipe that brings back childhood memories! With just a handful of ingredients you will have these crunchy, nutty cookies whipped up in no time.
3.) Date, carrot and apple muffins
These soft, tasty muffins are free from refined sugar and topped with cream cheese icing. Perfect for afternoon snacking and a lovely treat to make with the kids too.
Is it a tart? Is it a cake? It’s something in between with its thin crust and soft apple centre. A lovely tea time bake for those days when you want something a little different to the usual cookies and cake.
5.) Sugar and spice Christmas pecans
Crunchy, moreish pecans coated in cinnamon sugar and roasted to perfection! The perfect festive nibble (or any time of the year really!) and they make a fantastic edible gift too.
Need something new in your snack repertoire? These energy balls will keep you powered up and are refined sugar free too. They can also very easily be made vegan and gluten free.
Another nostalgic recipe for me! This one is foolproof and the cookies can be cut into fun shapes and decorated for any occasion or celebration.
8.) Easy vanilla bean chia pudding
I love a chia pudding sprinkled with cinnamon, but you could also stir it into the pudding itself. The combination of warming cinnamon and vanilla paste take this healthy snack to new flavour heights.
9.) Spiced dark chocolate cookies
These dense, chewy balls of deliciousness are a favourite in our home and always go down a treat as an edible gift during the festive season. Dark chocolate + cinnamon = Christmas in your mouth!
10.) Banana chai muffins
These refined sugar free, dairy free muffins have a nutty oat topping and are ideal for lunch boxes. (Not to mention a brilliant way to use those overripe bananas sitting in the fruit bowl.)
11.) Chocolate hot cross bun loaf
Here we go again with the chocolate and cinnamon combo, what can I say – it’s a winner! And this sticky, fruity, chocolatey wreath is every bit as good as it sounds.
A little twist on the classic South African dessert we all know and love. Crispy phyllo shells filled with a cinnamon infused vanilla custard and topped with a cinnamon sugar crust… milk tart has never looked so glam!
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