Sweet Cinnamon Recipes

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February 22, 2013

A spoonful of cinnamon makes all the difference and here are recipes to prove it.

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While researchers have found that cinnamon may help lower blood sugar in folks with diabetes, it’s not likely you’ll be chasing your next meal with a teaspoon or two—the amount found to have an effect. No, cinnamon is best mingled with milk and sugar in custards or tossed with apples and oats in a pie.

Here we’ve paired it with healthy oats, honey and dried fruit for Chewy Granola Bars and swirled it with brown rice and milk for a sweet custardy rice pudding that works just as well for breakfast as it does for dessert. A spoonful of cinnamon may just be the medicine in these yummy recipes.

FACTOID What we know as cinnamon (and find on the spice shelves) is actually cassia. True cinnamon, or Ceylon cinnamon, comes from Sri Lanka, and while not as strong, it is more complex.

Recipes by Serena Ball, M.S., R.D.

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Cherry Almond Brown Rice Pudding

Make extra brown rice to use in this creamy dish that’s equally good for breakfast and dessert.

Zucchini-Cinnamon Pancakes

Zucchini-Cinnamon Pancakes

Tender and delicious—and chock-full of healthful zucchini, these pancakes are a great breakfast treat.

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Cinnamon Granola Bars

These chewy bars contain whole-grain oatmeal and more than 5 grams of protein. They make the kitchen smell delicious while baking.

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Overnight Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

This batter and streusel topped breakfast coffee cake can be prepared and chilled in the pan for up to 18 hours before baking.

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