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You can find cinnamon in most kitchens. Even people who don’t consider themselves very talented in the kitchen will probably have it. Cinnamon is not only super delicious on foods like apples, oatmeal, and granola, but is also full of health benefits! For starters, it is a great source of calcium, iron, manganese, and dietary fiber. Cinnamon also provides blood sugar support and has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties. With its delicious taste and amazing health benefits, you’ll want to sprinkle cinnamon on everything you eat!
To help you reap the health benefits of cinnamon, we’ve gathered these fifteen recipes from our Food Monster App for you to try out!
1. Cinnamon Apple Dessert Tacos
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These Cinnamon Apple Dessert Tacos by Gabrielle St. Claire are the kind of indulgent treat you’d encounter at the world’s greatest food festival … Except you can make these at home and the only line you’ll be waiting on is the one at the grocery store. They have a crispy fried tortilla shell that sparkles from the cinnamon sugar coating, a warm apple pie filling, and a topping of coconut whipped cream dusted with cinnamon that you should absolutely go overboard on. Crunchy, sweet, warm, and indulgent, this dessert is absolutely unforgettable.
2. Banana Cinnamon Granola Muffins
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These Banana Cinnamon Granola Muffins by Pamela Higgins combine some signature breakfast ingredients that create amazing banana cinnamon granola muffins. You can’t go wrong with these scrumptious morning muffins.
3. Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potatoes
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Sweet potatoes can be dressed up with all sorts of delicious things from tangy cranberry sauce to fluffy marshmallows. This recipe for Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potatoes by Holly Bertone, however, lets the natural flavor of sweet potato shine, elevating it with just a few select seasonings like cinnamon, turmeric, thyme, salt, and pepper. Just a quick toss, some time in the oven, and voila! A delectable side dish you will use time and time again.
4. Blood-Sugar-Balancing Cinnamon Bites
These Blood-Sugar-Balancing Cinnamon Bites by Magnesium Everyday Secrets, Gretchen Lidicker are completely sugar free and chock-full of healthy fats and protein, which are great for calming cravings, plus magnesium- rich ingredients such as cashews, chia seeds, and cacao. To top things off, this recipe calls for a hefty dose of cinnamon, an ingredient that has blood sugar–stabilizing properties.
5. Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips
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Cinnamon apple chips are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy and crunchy and delicious. The good news is that these Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips by Nicole Dunai are so simple to make. Slice, season and bake. That is all. That is all that stands in your way of fresh, homemade, healthy apple chips.
6. Spelt Berry Salad With Cinnamon Balsamic Vinaigrette
A warm salad that combines cooked spelt berries with sauteed kale, apple, and walnuts. Tossed with a cinnamon-spiced balsamic vinaigrette, this Spelt Berry Salad With Cinnamon Balsamic Vinaigrette by Steph McKercher is the perfect addition to your dinner table!
7. Maple Cinnamon Chia Bowl
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Viktoria Radichkova‘s Maple Cinnamon Chia Bowl is complete with soft chia pudding, juicy persimmon and pomegranate, crunchy nuts – festive looking, and nutritious, this is the perfect seasonal breakfast.
8. Cinnamon Crunch Granola
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Are you searching for a sugar- and oil-free granola recipe that does not have an overwhelming list of ingredients? Then stop right there! This easy and tasty Cinnamon Crunch Granola by Melanie Jacobs is much better (and healthier) than all those boxed varieties from the store.
9. Maple Cinnamon Cayenne Cashews
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10. Date-Sweetened Cinnamon Sticky Buns
Dense, indulgent, and filled with a warm kick of cinnamon and a blast of date sweetness. Just the way cinnamon sticky buns were meant to be! Top these Date-Sweetened Cinnamon Sticky Buns by Logan Dunn & Lexus Osman off with a drizzle of a light cashew cream cheese frosting and you’ve got yourself the perfect pairing for your morning of relaxation or a pull apart treat for those evenings when you find yourself stuck in the library cramming.
11. Coconutty Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
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Unrefined coconut oil and coconut milk flavor these Coconutty Cinnamon Roll Pancakes by Kathleen Henry. They have a creamy and rich coconut flavor, the gooey deliciousness of a fresh cinnamon roll, and are drizzled with a sweet, coconut flavored icing.
12. Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts
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Who didn’t love pop tarts!? The super sugary pastry snacks were a treat for breakfast, lunch, and after school snacks! Gretchen Price‘s recipe for Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts is so easy to make and way better than the store bought variety. Homemade dough surrounds an apple pie filling and then topped off with the iconic pop tart icing.
13. Cinnamon Vanilla Milkshake
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Nothing hits the spot like a milkshake––especially Desiree Rodriguez‘s Cinnamon Vanilla Milkshake! The cinnamon in this milkshake not only gives it a great rich flavor but also has anti-inflammatory properties and lowers blood sugar.
14. Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Porridge
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There’s nothing better than a warm bowl of nourishing porridge to start the day with, warming the tum and giving you the sustained energy you need to do all the things you need to do before midday. This Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Porridge by Taryn Fitz-Gerald will do just that! Fill you up and keep you going until your mid-morning snack, or even lunch! It consists of a handful of ingredients, and only takes a couple of minutes to make.
15. Cinnamon Baked Apples
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Cinnamon isn’t the only spice with health benefits. Many spices do wonders for your health! If you’re feeling spicy and want to make more cinnamon dishes, check out the recipes for Cinnamon Coconut New York Style Cheesecake, Sweet Potato Cinnamon Muffins, Cinnamon Chickpea Blondies, and Cinnamon Spice Spaghetti Squash Cake!
We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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