After a few years of pushing aside plain cinnamon in favor of more exotic spice blends, I've found myself pulling out the cinnamon bottle again and again lately. No fancy spices, no complicated blends, just the comforting taste of buttery cinnamon toast, warm cinnamon rolls and snickerdoodles. But the cinnamon options don't end there — from apple cinnamon mini monkey breads to spicy lamb and cinnamon-roasted eggplant pies, these eight recipes prove that old, familiar cinnamon doesn't have to be boring.

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Peach Yogurt Cake with Cinnamon Glaze