29 Creative Ways to Put Cinnamon to Tasty Use

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Are you ready to spice up your next breakfast? Or lunch? Or snack? Or dinner?

If so, then you are ready to incorporate more cinnamon into your meals.

From rolls to pancakes to cookies to popcorn to fudge, cinnamon can be used in a variety of ways.

Don’t believe us? You soon will…

  1. Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
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    • What do you think of when I say “cinnamon rolls”? Is it waking up on Saturday morning to the smell of fresh cinnamon wafting through the air, and then running down to the table and face planting into a soft, ooey goey roll that is SMOTHERED in cream cheese frosting? Even if it’s not that, I …
  2. Starbucks Chocolate Cinnamon Bread Recipe
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    • Every day, I have the same daydream over and over again. I dream that once my daughter is in bed, I’ll spend maybe half an hour cleaning the apartment and then be able to curl up in a blanket on the couch with my laptop, a great sitcom, and something yummy to leisurely stuff in …
  3. Apple Cinnamon Pancakes Recipe
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    • Considering the wealth of fresh-from-the-garden produce that is available throughout the summer months, you might think a home cook such as myself would prefer the warm weather months above all else. But the truth is, I’m most in love with fall. Fall means pumpkin, apples, squash, and all the rich, warm pies, sauces, and baked …
  4. Brown Butter Cinnamon Butterscotch Cookies Recipe
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    • These cookies sound like a mouthful, and they are! But in the best possible way! They just taste like a bite of autumn. I mean personally, Cinnamon is essential year round in my cooking, but something about a double dose of cinnamon in the Fall is very welcomed, it’s so warm and cozy! Add in …
  5. Apple Cinnamon Smoothie Recipe
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    • Just because summer is over, it doesn’t mean that smoothie season has to end. Swap summer fruits for all of the warm flavors of fall with this apple cinnamon smoothie and you will be a happy camper. I think I’m officially late on the smoothie bandwagon. It seems to have started years ago, but I …
  6. Cinnamon Roll Tacos Recipe
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    • I have never been much of a taco lover. I’m fairly certain that has to do with the fact that I ate Taco Bell for dinner at least 4 nights a week when I was in college. Not by choice, more by proximity, because my dorm was way too close to this popular taco chain. …
  7. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
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    • It’s time for all things pumpkin, which includes these delicious cinnamon rolls. The perfect way to winning your kids over in the morning is whipping up a batch of pumpkin cinnamon rolls. The smell floating through the air is enough to wake the family up on a Saturday morning. I decided to try out a recipe for pumpkin …
  8. Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
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    • Sweet potatoes are available at our local markets year round, but for some reason fall really amps up my sweet potato cravings. We bake them and stuff them and casserole them, but have you ever had the earthy goodness of sweet potatoes in bread? If you’ve ever bought regular potato bread, then you know the …
  9. White Chocolate Brownies with Cinnamon Chips Recipe
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    • That right there is why I love developing brownie recipes so much. Oh, and they’re easy to eat, which is by far the best part. This recipe for white chocolate brownies with cinnamon chips isn’t your average brownie recipe. 1. They’re made with white chocolate instead of milk, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate. 2. They’re loaded with sweet, …
  10. Amaretto Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe
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    • Hey guys! It’s my favorite time of year!! Bread baking season!!!! Seriously if you ask me, there is nothing better than the smell of fresh baked bread filling up my house. Who needs those silly air fresheners when you can just bake up a loaf of bread and poof, instant amazing-smelling house! Add some cinnamon and amaretto to …
  11. Cinnamon Chip Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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    • I can’t believe it’s this time of year again! The holidays, loaded with family and friends, love and laughter, a whole lotta food and a ridiculous amount of desserts! My favorite time of year… and not just for the permission to overindulge a bit! I love the atmosphere, the crazy shoppers, the Christmas music playing …
  12. Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe
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    • My last muffin post mentioned how my son only likes apple muffins. Well, I couldn’t leave him hanging, could I? I knew it would only be a matter of days before I was whipping up another batch of muffins, and here we are. These whole wheat apple cinnamon muffins are the entire family’s favorite muffin, …
  13. Caramel Cinnamon Martini Recipe
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    • I crave creamy cocktails during the winter. There’s something special about sipping a sweet boozy beverage that warms you up on the inside during the cold months of winter. To make the experience even better, I recommend lounging on the couch next to a crackling fire under a cozy blanket with a book. Sure, I’d …
  14. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cocktail Recipe
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    • I had heard about RumChata a bunch of times and had seen it mentioned several times when researching cocktail recipes. It’s always intrigued me but I had never made the move to try it until just recently. We went to a friend’s house for dinner the other night and after we ate he brought out …
  15. Triple Cinnamon Swirl Bread Recipe
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    • This bread, you guys! I’m going to make a bold statement here and say that this is the very best cinnamon swirl bread recipe. Ever. I’m not even joking. I’m a total fiend for all things cinnamon, so I feel like I’m kind of an authority on the matter. With this in mind, it should come …
  16. Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
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    • Every day when my son gets home from school, he goes to the kitchen to see what I’ve made that day. I’m no fool — he’s clearly scoping out the snacking situation. Sometimes he reaps the rewards, and sometimes I get a polite “no thanks”, and most often he gets a “Not yet,” thanks to …
  17. Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pancakes Recipe
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    • I would like to take just a second to say just how freaking cool it is to write for Food Fanatic. I mean, it is C.O.O.L. Because not only do I get to cook breakfast allllll the time and share it with you (yay!), but I also get to work with, be inspired by, and have my …
  18. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Popcorn Recipe
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    • It’s about time I combine two of my favorite things. Sleeping and eating. Oh wait, that won’t work. CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH and POPCORN. Yeahhhh, that’s what I’m talking about. The best cereal on earth (that I never, ever, ever keep in my house!) and the greatest snack in the whole wide world. Match made in …
  19. Peanut Butter Cinnamon Toast Crunch Fudge Recipe
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    • I’ll admit it – this recipe is oddball, and maybe doesn’t even sound that good or interesting. You’ll just have to muster up one of those ‘blind trust’ moments. This dessert didn’t start out with peanut butter. Well, let me back up. I stumbled upon a recipe for peanut butter marshmallow squares. So technically they did start with …
  20. 5 Minute Cinnamon Sugar Waffle Bites Recipe
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    • This recipe is almost embarrassing. But it was too amazing not to share. Because WHO doesn’t have 5 minutes?! I have 5 minutes to spare almost every morning. I am totally willing to forfeit my cereal time. Or the few minutes it takes to put on mascara. That’s what sunglasses are for, yes? Yes. Everyone …
  21. Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars Recipe
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    • I’m back with healthier snacks for the kids disguised as treats! Okay, I suppose that these don’t really look that treat-like, so I guess I’m not disguising them very well. In fact, my husband spied them on the counter and quickly walked over saying “ooooh, what did you make?”When he got closer, his face fell …
  22. Chocolate Pecan Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
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    • This post is sponsored by Nielsen-Massey Vanillas. All opinions are the contributor’s own. Cinnamon rolls are a big deal in our family. This recipe is my grandmother’s base recipe that we grew up waking up to every Christmas that we went to their house. When Nielsen-Massey asked us to come up with a chocolate recipe that would pair with their amazing …
  23. Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Recipe
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    • Have you ever had a cinnamon roll craving? I have. Plenty of times. That’s totally normal right? Cinnamon rolls are really just the best thing ever. I don’t think I know anyone that doesn’t love them. But…. sometimes you want a cinnamon roll and there are none in sight. And they’re not exactly a whip it …
  24. Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread Recipe
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    • Know what I love? Simple recipes. Easy to make recipes. Something that’s simple to prepare when your kids want a special treat and/or you just want a little something sweet. This cinnamon sugar pull apart bread is just the thing to scratch that itch. I am a total fiend when it comes to all things cinnamon! Cranberry-vanilla cinnamon …
  25. Chai Spice Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
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    • Mother Nature has been truly all over the place this winter here on the East Coast. Wooing us with 60-degree December days then pummeling us with a foot of snow and -20 degree temperatures unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. In my opinion, the best thing to do during brutal winter days is to huddle up …
  26. Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding Recipe
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    • One of the easiest recipes I have ever put together! Cinnamon raisin bread pudding is buttery and delicious, served warm with a sweet cream cheese glaze. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, and dessert! I feel like we all fall into one of two camps: raisin lover or raisin hater. Clearly when I choose recipes from a fellow food blogger’s …
  27. Cranberry Bagels with Cinnamon Recipe
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    • Breakfast is one of my favorite meals. Well wait, who am I kidding? I love every meal because I love food! But seriously, breakfast foods definitely have my heart. I love making savory selections like my tomato quiche, where herbed eggs drape fresh tomatoes and melted cheese, all in a buttery flaky crust. Other times, my sweet …
  28. Cinnamon Roll Protein Bars Recipe
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    • Cinnamon. Roll. Protein Bars. That are kind of like eating cheesecake. And a cinnamon roll. TOGETHER…WITH PROTEIN. BOOM! “Brain explosion” is basically the only words that I can use to describe the current situation of my life at this very moment in time. Sooo, cinnamon rolls. You like them, I like them. You KNOW when …
  29. Cinnamon Roll Donuts Recipe
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    • I have a MAJOR weakness for coffee-house style baked goods. Big, fat, fluffy, over-sized pillows of baked goodness. YES. These cinnamon roll donuts are exactly that. They are the kind of impressive treat you’d happily shell out $4.95 for at your neighborhood cafe. I based the recipe on my blackberry sticky buns which were based on a …
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