3 Easy Steps to Cooking with Ground Cinnamon in Your Spring and Summer Dishes

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Ground cinnamon is a wonderful spice that can be used to add flavor to all kinds of dishes. In the spring and summer time, it is most often used as an addition to sweet, bready desserts or pastries.

Don’t let the simplicity of cinnamon fool you into thinking that it isn’t full of flavor! Ground cinnamon may not be a staple in your kitchen, but it can be a wonderful addition to your recipes.

Here are three easy steps to incorporate ground cinnamon into your spring and summer dishes:

Ground cinnamon is a spice that can add flavor, aroma, and visual appeal to your dishes. Whether you are looking for a unique twist on your traditional favorite, or want to try something new, try adding ground cinnamon.

TasteGround cinnamon has a sweet, spicy taste that can complement many dishes. Cinnamon is also an ingredient in desserts and baked goods. Ground cinnamon is an ingredient in recipes like apple pie, pumpkin pie, and gingerbread cookies.

Cinnamon is used in both savory and sweet dishes. Ground cinnamon is used in soups and stews to give a unique flavor to the dish. In some countries, ground cinnamon is put into sauces or glazes to add a sweet flavor to the food. It is also used in rice dishes like paella and rice pudding as well as in curries.* How to Use Ground CinnamonGround cinnamon can be used in many different ways. It can be sprinkled into drinks like coffee or tea for extra flavor.* You can also use it to enhance the flavor of many foods including pork and beef dishes.* You can also use it to make marinades for meat.* To make desserts such as cakes or pies even better, you can sprinkle some ground cinnamon onto the top before serving.*

There are a lot of spices out there that can be used in the kitchen, but not all are created equal. Ground cinnamon is one spice that can be used all year long. Just sprinkle some on your toast or in your coffee and you will start to see what I mean.


– 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon, divided

– 2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar, divided

– 1/4 cup of uncooked quick oats

– 1/2 cup of ground walnuts

– 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted and divided


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease or spray a 8×8″ square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Combine 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon with the 1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar and spread it evenly on the bottom of the pan. Set aside.

Harmony of cinnamon and spring:

Cinnamon is a warm and sweet spice that has been used for many centuries. Cinnamon is the dried inner bark of an evergreen tree, which can be purchased in whole sticks, ground or powdered. Although it is most commonly used in baking desserts, like cookies, cakes, muffins and breads, it can also be used in savory dishes to add a little “kick.” The combination and use of cinnamon with other spices and herbs creates a unique flavor that becomes an integral part of any dish.

When used in these recipes, cinnamon will provide you with a wonderful meal that leaves your family asking for more. Below are three recipes that incorporate the flavors of cinnamon for you to enjoy.

1. Cinnamon muffins

Cinnamon is one of the most well-known spices used throughout the world, and its warm, sweet taste is associated with a variety of dishes from all over the world. Yet, it is also extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of ways for an array of dishes. It can be used to sweeten up just about any dish that you want to make more interesting and flavorful, whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Create a unique cinnamon bready dish by making some homemade cinnamon muffins. These muffins are excellent on their own or as part of a meal.


1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 cups white flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (add an extra 1/4 teaspoon if desired)


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix together your dry ingredients in one bowl, combining both the sugar and the salt into another bowl. Pour your wet ingredients over your dry ingredients and combine them until they are thoroughly mixed together. You can use a spoon or your hands to do this; whichever you choose is fine so long as the batter is evenly mixed.

Using a different bowl, mix in your wet ingredients

Cinnamon is native to Sri Lanka, India, Madagascar, and other nearby areas. All forms of cinnamon are derived from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum; there are about 4 dozen species. There are 3 main types of cinnamon: Cassia, Ceylon (or “true” cinnamon), and Saigon. Cassia is the most common variety in America and is a bit harsher in taste (think Red Hots candy) than Ceylon. Saigon is softer and sweeter than Cassia, and is used primarily in Vietnam.

Let’s face it, cinnamon is good sprinkled on almost anything! If you’re looking to use more of this sweet spice in your kitchen, here are a few ideas.

Include Cinnamon in Your Breakfast Dishes

Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

In the South, we like our French toast casserole with a little kick. This recipe does just that with ground cinnamon, along with a touch of ginger for sweetness and a dash of cloves for warmth. The bread cubes soak up all the wonderful flavors creating an amazing dish to start your day!

Mix Cinnamon into Pancakes and Waffles

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with Maple Cream Syrup

Pancakes or waffles are always delicious, but why not spice things up by adding some warm cinnamon? These pancakes from Spoon Fork Bacon call for folding in cinnamon-sugar into the batter, which gives them their distinct flavor. To top them off, serve with the maple cream syrup for a fun breakfast treat!

Add Ground Cinnamon to Your Breads and Muffins

Zucchini Bread

Baking is one of my favorite hobbies. It’s relaxing, it’s good for you (or so they say), and it’s usually pretty affordable when you bake at home versus buying at the store.

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