Wednesday, October 1, 2014


I love Cinnamon, and was inspired by this delicious pretzel to add some cinnamon to my cooking.

One of the world’s oldest spices, cinnamon is derived from the inner bark of the cinnamon tree.  Cinnamon  has a wonderful warm and sweet flavour and is a delicious ingredient in sweet and savoury dishes alike. Cinnamon has long been recognised for its ability to stimulate the respiratory and circulatory systems as well as to aid digestion and is also known for its beneficial antioxidant properties. source

I baked a classic cinnamon tea cake for when our dear elderly neighbours came in for afternoon tea. 
It was a little on the flat side, as I ran out of SR flour and had to top up with plain and a little baking powder. It was however light and delicious, and went down a treat. It tastes somewhat like a cinnamon doughnut.
I also made a fragrant beef stew. I browned the meat with a little cinnamon and then added a  cinnamon stick, bay leaf and a star anise for richness of flavour.
I couldn't wait to try out my new cookie stamper, so I whipped up a batch of Peanut and Cinnamon Cookies.

I adore this honey and cinnamon yoghurt, especially topping my oats in the morning with a sprinkle of coconut and chocolate granola (also from five:am)
And of new favourite tea, also contains a hint of cinnamon!

There are a multitude of  recipes out there containing cinnamon. Here are some to try:

The most delicious cinnamon scrolls
Cinnamon Mustard Chicken
Paleo apple cinnamon cookies
Cinnamon raisin cookies
Cinnamon French Toast
Ginger And Cinnamon Muffins
Cheats Cinnamon Twists
Cinnamon Sultana Rock cakes (Heart Foundation)
Oat and Cinnamon muffins (Heart Foundation)
N.B. some of the recipes are better for you than others!


  1. Replies
    1. It can almost substitute for something sweet, Lynda!

  2. The stamped biccies are very cute.
    I made a batch of gingerbread biscuits today and added a touch of cinnamon, They turned out delicious.
    I also added cinnamon to a face scrub, as it's meant to be good for the skin too.

    1. I am glad to hear how you have added cinnamon to your day/s too! I love gingerbread and must make some soon. I have been researching an egg-free recipe as I have a little fellow at kinder that is allergic to eggs. Did you make your own face scrub?


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