Cinnamon is the kind of ingredient we love enough to cook with all year long, but there’s just something about autumn that gets us especially excited to use it. Perhaps that’s why we’ve found ourselves spiralling into a black hole of cinnamon recipes, searching for new things each day and trying almost any recipe we can get our hands on!
Just in case you adore cooking and baking with cinnamon just as much as we do, if not more, here’s a list of the 15 most unique, delicious, and fragrant cinnamon based recipes we’ve come across so far in our search.
1. Easy, super soft cinnamon rolls
Just in case you’re a classic cinnamon treat lover, we’ll start with the basics! This deliciously easy and super soft cinnamon recipe featured step by step on The Comfort of Cooking is one of our favourites to follow because the proportions of each ingredient are perfect and the finished product is one of the best we’ve ever had.
2. Easy vegan cinnamon rolls
If we’re going to talk about classic recipes for cinnamon lovers, let’s make sure that everyone can enjoy them every once in a while! Check out how Minimalist Baker created an equally delicious cinnamon roll recipe to the one we showed you above, but this time it’s entirely vegan.
3. Easy mini cinnamon rolls
Would you rather make a cinnamon roll recipe that, although classic in its taste, is a little easier for your kids to snack on and share? Then perhaps you’d prefer to try your hand at baking a bite-sized version! Check out how Budget Savvy Diva made these delicious miniature cinnamon rolls that are just as good as the full sized kind, if not better.
4. Cinnamon roll coffee cake
If you’re going to make something that tastes like cinnamon rolls, would you rather put a unique spin on the idea and create a treat that’s more along the lines of a dessert rather than something you can technically get away with eating for breakfast? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this cinnamon roll coffee cake recipe featured on Cakes Cottage.
5. Cinnamon roll bread
What if you’ve been scrolling through these cinnamon sprinkled suggestions looking for something with a density that falls somewhere between cinnamon buns and and coffee cake, because that makes for your favourite kind of treat? Then we’d suggest taking a look at this cinnamon roll bread recipe from Center Cut Cook instead!
6. Cinnamon roll cake pops
Perhaps we really caught your attention when we started talking about bite sized cinnamon roll treats that are simpler for your kids to eat like an individual serving, but the miniature ones just weren’t quite as novelty as what you had in mind? Then maybe you’d prefer something like this delicious cinnamon roll cake pop idea featured on A Night Owl! We love that they even guide you through the process of making the perfect glaze.
7. Easy cherry cinnamon rolls
Has all this talk about classic cinnamon rolls actually got you thinking about whether or not there’s a way to make the treat you love most but also put a unique flavour spin on it? Then we have a feeling these wonderfully flavourful cherry cinnamon rolls featured step by step on Redefined Mom might be right up your alley! We thin you’ll also appreciate how simple the flavour changes are to make from the classic idea.
8. Homemade cinnamon French toast sticks
Have you always been huge fan of just about anything covered in a liberal sprinkling of cinnamon sugar mixture but you’d like to break away from the cinnamon rolls idea and try something entirely new? Well, if French toast has ever been a favourite, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how The Fork Bite made these delicious homemade cinnamon French toast sticks that are soft and satisfying.
9. Cinnamon sugar sweet Chex Mix
Now, we’d actually never head of sweet tasting Chex Mix before finding this recipe, so we’ll admit we were a little bit skeptical at first because we were used to the salty, savoury kind. We’re pleased to report, however, that we were more than pleasantly surprised when we finished making it and took our first bite, because it was scrumptious! See how this cinnamon sugar Chex Mix was made in more detail on Real Housemoms.
10. Caramel cinnamon apple enchiladas
If we had to pair our favourite cinnamon sugar combo with another flavour, we’d be hard pressed to choose between adding caramel or sprinkling it on something that involves apples. Imagine how pleased we were, then, when we found this recipe from Worth Whisking that involves both! Check out how they made these sweet caramel cinnamon apple enchiladas.
11. Maple cinnamon roasted butternut squash
Believe it or not, sweet things aren’t actually the only things you can make using cinnamon; it’s actually a great ingredient for savoury meal elements as well! This deliciously seasoned maple cinnamon roasted butternut squash side dish outlined step by step on Well Plated is the perfect example of what we mean.
12. Cinnamon candy cookies
When we started talking about things that taste like cinnamon, were you actually thinking more about the fact kind of cinnamon flavour that you’d find in candy hearts near Valentine’s Day, or perhaps cinnamon gum? In that case, we think this fantastically strong tasting cinnamon candy cookies recipe outlined step by step on Taste of Home might be a little more up your alley!
13. Cinnamon baked apples
What if you’re actually still in the market for a dessert but you’d like to steer away from cakes and rolls because your favourite treats actually usually involve giving fruit the spotlight? In that case, we’d suggest taking a better look at something like these cinnamon baked apples featured on Minimalist Baker instead!
14. Cinnamon baked pears
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making cinnamon baked fruit but you’ve tried various apple recipes several times now and, even though you enjoyed them, you can’t help wondering whether there might be other kinds of fruit that would work in a similar way? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Running on Real Food made these mouthwatering cinnamon baked pears instead!
15. Cinnamon glazed roasted sweet potatoes
Just in case we really got your attention when we started talking about cinnamon based things that tastes a little more savoury and might serve as part of the main meal, rather than a dessert, but you’ve just never been a big squash fan, here’s another awesome tasting alternative! Check out how Countryside Cravings made these fragrant cinnamon glazed roasted sweet potatoes that will complement just about any fall meal.