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When we think of Cinnamon, we immediately think of a classic warm Cinnamon Roll. If you miss this classic treat, we have listed down an easy Cinnamon Roll recipe for you that doesn’t call for double proofing.
We also have listed other treats and drinks you can bake, cook, and drink using Cinnamon.
Health Benefits of Cinnamon
- Regulates Your Blood Sugar Level
Cinnamon has a Cinnamaldehyde, which mimics the effect of insulin in the body.
Insulin is a hormone that is released by the pancreas. Its job is to regulate the amount of sugar in our body. For people with diabetes, they have more sugar than insulin in our body can take.
This is the reason why some people need to take their shot of insulin. Consuming Cinnamon means you have additional insulin in your body that can help regulate the sugar in your body.
- Prevents Early Skin Aging
Cinnamon is also rich in Antioxidants. Antioxidants work as your skin’s defense units against free radical that promotes early skin aging. It also protects your skin from harmful UV rays.
Aside from that, it can also help you get a flawless and smooth skin.
- Regulates Blood Circulation
Another thing about Cinnamon is that they can thin your blood out. With your blood all thinned out, you will have better blood circulation and flow.
This is why, if you plan on using Cinnamon to thin out your blood flow, you shouldn’t drink the oral medicine that functions the same.
You only need enough thinning for your blood for it to get thinned out.
Can I Take It Every Day?
It depends on the type of Cinnamon that you’re going to use for your food. If you’re using Cassia Cinnamon, you shouldn’t take it every day.
Cassia has a high Coumarin content, which can be toxic to your liver, especially if it’s taken in huge amounts.
If it’s Ceylon Cinnamon, however, you’re advised to take it every day since it has a very low coumarin level.
If your regular Cassia Cinnamon has around 4% of Coumarin content, Ceylon only has 0.002%, which is not a threat in our body.
How About the Cinnamon That We Buy From Our Local Grocery Store?
Unfortunately, most Cinnamon in our market is Cassia Cinnamon since it’s very affordable. If you want to buy Ceylon Cinnamon, you can easily order one from the internet, so no worries.
Top 10 Cinnamon Recipe
1. Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Let’s start with this warm, homey classic Cinnamon Roll Recipe. It has a sweet and unique aroma that’s extremely relaxing. This is an easy cinnamon roll recipe.
For the Dough
- 3 cups Bread flour/All-Purpose Flour
- 3/4 Cup Milk (you can use plain water if you don’t want to add milk)
- 1/4 Cup Softened Unsalted Butter
- 1 Egg
- 2 & 1/2 tablespoon Sugar
- 1 & 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Yeast
For the Filling
- 1/2 cup Soft Brown sugar
- 1/4 cup Softened Unsalted Butter
- 2 teaspoon Cinnamon powder
For the Cream Cheese Frosting
- 3-ounce Cream cheese
- 3 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Powder or 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- A pinch of salt
- For a thinner frosting, add 1 – 2 tablespoon of milk
1: Mix milk, sugar, softened butter, salt, egg, and yeast. Milk is preferably warm (note: not hot). Make sure that all ingredients are at room temperature.
2: Add the flour into the mixture
3: (Dough Mixer) knead the dough using the mixer; (By Hands) place your dough into a clean surface and knead it for a few minutes until it turns into a smooth dough.
4: Shape it into a ball, cover it with a kitchen towel or bowl, and let it sit for 5 minutes.
5: (For the filling) In a separate bowl, mix your brown sugar and cinnamon powder in a bowl
6: Roll the dough into a rectangle, sprinkle flour onto the surface where you’ll be kneading, place the dough and start rolling it into a rectangle
7: Apply the softened butter (for the filling) on top of the rectangle
8: Sprinkle your brown sugar and cinnamon powder mixture on top of your buttered dough (make sure its evenly distributed)
9: Roll your dough into a cylindrical shape; pinch the end lightly to seal it
10: Divide your dough into equal pieces (you can use a string or sharp serrated knife)
11: Place your dough into a pan greased with butter
12: Proof the rolls, cover the pan with a plastic roll and let it sit for 50 – 60 minutes
13: Pre-heat your over and bake at 350° Fahrenheit (18 – 20 minutes)
14: (Cream Cheese Frosting) Into a bowl, add your unsalted butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract/ powder and a pinch of salt
15: Beat the mixture until it has a pale yellow color
16: Add the powdered sugar little by little as you continue beating the mixture until it becomes silky smooth
17: Add the frosting unto your freshly baked cinnamon rolls (preferably when it’s still warm)
2. Cinnamon-Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
Your classic cookie, mixed with savory-sweet peanut butter, added mildly sweet and aromatic Cinnamon to give you a whole pack of fresh, warm cookie that matches well with milk, tea, and coffee.
- 1 tablespoo Cinnamon powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder (don’t mix the two Cinnamon)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar (don’t mix the two)
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
- 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1: Mix your 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon Powder, Baking Soda, Flour, Baking Powder and salt, in a medium-sized bowl. Set Aside
2: On a separate bowl, add softened butter, then add 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, peanut butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and egg in a large bowl.
3: Beat these ingredients together using an electric mixer, place on medium speed until mixture is well blended.
4: Set your mixer on low speed, then gradually add the flour mixture to your wet mixture until well mixed.
5: Chill in the fridge for 2 hours or until the dough is firm.
6: Preheat your oven to 375-degree Fahrenheit.
7: Mix your remaining 1/4 granulated sugar with 1/4 teaspoon of Cinnamon in your small bowl.
8: Take out your dough from the fridge. Shape it into small 1-inch balls.
9: Roll the dough on your Sugar-Cinnamon Mixture to coat it
10: Place the doughs on ungreased baking sheets
11: Flatten the dough using forks gently and form into a criss-cross pattern
12: Bake until it’s lightly browned, around 8 to 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 1 minute
13: Place in a wire rack to let it completely cool
3. Caramel-Cinnamon Popcorn Recipe
Another classic snack that we can happily munch on without any problem the Cinnamon-Caramel Popcorn. It’s a flavor that both kids and adults adore so much. A mix of the sweet and savory flavor of caramel and Cinnamon.
- 2 teaspoons of Cinnamon powder
- 16 cups of unflavored popped popcorn
- 1 package (11 ounces) of unwrapped caramels
- 1 teaspoon of caramel extract
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons water
1: Preheat your oven to 300-degree Fahrenheit
2: Spray a non-stick cooking spray on a large bowl and place your popcorn in
3: Bring out a 15x10x1-inch baking pan and line it with foil. Spray your foil with a non-stick cooking spray. Prepare another tray and line it with wax paper. Set both trays aside.
4: Melt your caramel by cooking it in water and butter in a large saucepan. Make sure to set the heat on low and stir it until the caramel completely melts.
5: Once the caramel is melted, remove it from the heat. Add your Cinnamon and Vanilla.
6: Pour it over your popcorn to coat it.
7: Spread it evenly on the pan
8: Bake for 15 minutes, but stir it every 5 minutes.
9: Spread the popcorn on a tray lined with wax paper, then let it cool completely.
4. Baby Carrots Roasted in Cinnamon Recipe
Add more flavor to your roasted baby carrots by adding some Cinnamon and honey with orange juice. It’s delicious food that both adults and kids of all ages can enjoy.
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder (divide it into 2)
- 1tablespoon light olive oil
- 1 pound of peeled small carrots
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
1: Preheat your oven to 400-degree Fahrenheit
2: Mix your olive oil with a 1/4 teaspoon of Cinnamon in a large bowl
3: Add carrots into the mix and coat it well
4: Prepare a baking pan large enough to accommodate all your carrots. Spray it with a non-stick cooking spray.
5: Bake it for 30 minutes, stir it occasionally until the carrots are well and tender.
6: Mix your honey, orange juice, and your remaining 1/4 Cinnamon into a small bowl.
7: Place the carrots into a serving bowl then drizzle with honey
8: Serve well
5. Brown Sugar Cinnamon Ice Cream Recipe
We’re going to shy away from all the baking. This recipe is something that you can enjoy anytime, but most specifically fall. It’s an excellent treat that goes well with a Cinnamon Roll, or an Apple Pie.
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 5 large egg yolks
- vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
- 2 cups heavy cream
- A pinch of kosher salt
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of chopped cookies of your preference
Before we proceed to the process, you should know that you’ll be needing an ice cream churn for this.
You can use any churn that you want. However, if you’re using a counter top one, make sure to place the canister in the freezer while you mix your ice cream base.
1: Add heavy cream, brown sugar, Cinnamon, milk, and salt in a medium saucepan, then whisk it.
2: Bring it into a medium simmer, stir for a bit, remove it from the heat, then add vanilla extract. Stir.
3: On a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks. While stirring constantly, add 1/2 cup of your hot mixture, then add one more.
Step 4: Place your egg mixture back into its saucepan. Cook the egg mixture in medium heat. Make sure that it’s thick enough to coat the back of your spoon.
Step 5: Pour your mixture into a container, then cover it. Chill for 4 hours or more.
6: Add your chilled base into a canister that you use for churning your ice cream.
7: Add your cookies and start churning.
8: Freeze the ice cream
9: Serve well
6. Spiked Cinnamon Ice Coffee Recipe
If you’re a fan of Cinnamon, love alcohol, and can’t go on with your day without coffee, this is a perfect drink for you. A coffee-inspired cocktail with vodka and a bit of Cinnamon.
- Cinnamon Sticks
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
- 1-ounce vodka
- 1-ounce Kahlua
- Ice Cubes
1: Get a cocktail shaker and fill it with 2/3 of ice cubes
2: Add the Kahlua, sweetened condensed milk, Cinnamon, and vodka.
3: Shake it well until well chilled.
4: Strain over the ice cubes while adding the cocktail into your beverage glass.
5: Add a bit of cinnamon powder, sprinkle it over your drink and add a Cinnamon Stick.
7. Cinnamon Bun Latte Recipe
Have a taste of a mildly sweet and warm latte, spiced up with some Cinnamon. It’s a cup of spice, sweetness, and calming aroma.
- 1 teaspoon of roasted Cinnamon powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup of a strong brewed coffee
Step 1: Mix every ingredient except your coffee, and bring it to simmer using a medium saucepan in a medium sugar. Stir during the process to dissolve the sugar.
Step 2: Add the coffee and whisk the mixture until it looks frothy.
Step 3: Pour it into mugs. Add some whipped cream and add additional roasted Cinnamon if you want.
Step 4: Serve well
8. Vinaigrette with Cinnamon, Field Greens with Oranges and Strawberries Recipe
Spice up your dressed salad with a flavorful of Cinnamon Vinaigrette. A perfect mix of fruits, fresh greens, and a bit of orange. Perfect for a light breakfast.
- 2 peeled and sectioned seedless oranges
- 1/2 cup toasted pecan pieces
- 1 package (6 ounces) field greens
- 2 cups strawberry halves
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon powder
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
Step 1: Prepare your Cinnamon Vinaigrette first. Mix all the ingredients then wire whisk it until it’s well blended
Step 2: Prepare your Salad to buy tossing strawberries, pecans, and toss greens with oranges.
Step 3: Drizzle with your Cinnamon Vinaigrette.
9. Chocolate-Cinnamon Frosting Recipe
This might not be a whole meal, but it could certainly bring more flavor into your cupcakes and other baked treats. Add a Cinnamon-y bite to your cakes and cupcakes.
- Cinnamon powder- 1 tablespoon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup or 2 sticks of softened butter
- 3 ounces of melted unsweetened baking chocolate
- 1/cup of mink
- 1 box or 16 ounces of confectioner’s sugar
1: In a large bowl, beat your butter using an electric mixer on medium speed until it’s fluffy and light.
2: Add melted chocolate and vanilla. Mix well.
3: On a separate bowl, mix Cinnamon and Confectioner’s sugar together
4: Gradually add your butter mixture with your dry ingredients. Beat it until it’s well blended while scraping the bottom and sides frequently.
5: Add milk and beat it until it feels fluffy and light. If you think that the frosting is too thick for your liking, add more milk.
6: Store the frosting in your fridge until 2-weeks. Just re-whip it again before you use it.
10. Red Iced Tea with Cinnamon Recipe
Let’s end our list of a recipe with a classic cold beverage, a red iced tea. It has the refreshing flavor of red tea leaves and the fragrance of a calming Cinnamon.
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 6 cups of water
- 1/4 cup of loose rooibos (red) tea leaves
1: Mix all your ingredients together in a large container. Stir and cover it with a plastic wrap or a lid.
2: Put it under the sun for 3 – 5 hours.
3: Strain your tea. Get rid of the tea leaves as well as the Cinnamon sticks.
4: Serve tea with ice, or put it in the fridge until it’s well chilled. You can add sweeteners if you like.
If you’re down for a fluffy Cinnamon Roll Recipe, you may try out take on this delicious classic treat. Not only is this Cinnamon Roll Recipe super fluffy, it’s also easy to make since it doesn’t call for double proofing.
Using this cinnamon roll recipe, you can easily make a cinnamon roll from the scratch within 2 hours. So, if you’re down for a good cinnamon roll for your breakfast, you can simply pull out our easy cinnamon roll recipe
On top of that, you can also turn your classic ice cream, treats, salads, and drinks, into something better. Not only will you be adding more aroma, but you’ll also be spicing the flavor up.