15 Recipes for People Obsessed with Cinnamon

15 Recipes for People Obsessed with Cinnamon

Yes, there's pumpkin spice, but let's be real — cinnamon is the OG fall spice. And even though we bet you'd be hard-pressed to find a kitchen without cinnamon in it in some form, it's still a spice that doesn't always get its due. Yes, it's great in cinnamon rolls or sprinkled over oatmeal, but it's also a great addition to savory dishes like stews and chili. For all the cinnamon-lovers out there, here are 15 recipes you won't be able to resist.

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1. Apple Cinnamon Mini Monkey Breads with Lemon Glaze

Mini monkey breads might be one of our favorite make-ahead treats. And this version gets an upgrade, thanks to the apples, cranberries, raisins, and lemon zest that get mixed in with the dough.

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2. Sweet Potato Cinnamon Buns

Give your cinnamon rolls a little bit of a flavor boost by adding some sweet potatoes to the dough. We know you might be skeptical, but trust us — this recipe is sure to become a favorite.

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3. Homemade Almond Butter with Honey & Cinnamon

How do you make a PB&J sandwich even better? You use almond butter instead, but not just any almond butter — use this spicy-sweet almond butter that is shockingly easy to make at home.

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4. How To Make Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Bread

Is there anything better than cinnamon-raisin bread? Not in our books. This homemade version is guaranteed to make you feel like an accomplished baker, and be the best toast you've ever tasted.

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5. Apple & Cinnamon Infused Bourbon

Yes, this bourbon makes a great holiday gift, but it also makes a great addition to your home bar. You'll want to make it now so that once apple cider season is in full swing, you can make spiked cider and hot toddies all the time.

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6. Ginger Cinnamon Caramels

As if caramels aren't delicious enough, these ginger and cinnamon caramels are just the sweet treat you need for fall. But be careful — one is never enough!

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7. How To Make a Cinnamon Roll Wreath

If you've mastered cinnamon rolls and you're ready to take your presentation to the next level, try making this cinnamon roll wreath. Secretly, it's a cinch to make, but your brunch guests will be so impressed.

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8. Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

What's the easiest way to make French toast for a crowd? By making it into a casserole, of course. This recipe uses ciabatta, and is not to be missed.

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9. Cinnamon-Cream Cheese Breakfast Bars

For fall or winter houseguests, this is the Saturday or Sunday breakfast you want to have ready. Like a bar version of cinnamon rolls, but a little more decadent, thanks to the cream cheese, it's a can't-miss recipe.

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10. Mediterranean Chicken Stew with Cinnamon Couscous

We've all used garlic or savory herbs to flavor our grain or pasta side dishes, so why not cinnamon? With such a warming, tomato-rich chicken stew, the cinnamon flavor is perfect.

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11. Cinnamon-Hazelnut Pavlova with Coconut Cream

Not all cinnamon desserts have to be heavy or rich. This airy pavlova topped with berries and tropical fruits gets a welcome flavor infusion from the cinnamon and hazelnut.

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12. Apple Cinnamon Toaster Strudels

We're in complete support of making your own toaster pastries — especially if you fill them with this apple-cinnamon goodness.

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13. Cinnamon-Raisin Whole-Wheat Bagels

What's more impressive than making cinnamon raisin bread? Making cinnamon raisin bagels. You'll win all kinds of friends if you show up to a brunch or weekend away with these.

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14. Sweet & Salty Cinnamon Almonds

These baked slivered almonds covered in a mix of sugar, salt, cinnamon, and cloves is guaranteed to be a new favorite snack. Put this out with the cheese plate before your next dinner party and watch it disappear.

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15. Chicken Stewed with Tomatoes, Cinnamon & Preserved Lemon

This flavor combination might seem a little bit out of the ordinary at first glance, but once you taste it, we bet this recipe will find a permanent home in your dinner rotation.

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