Cinnamon scones, cinnamon muffins, cinnamon granola. . .the possibilities are endless. But, why? Is there a reason?
Turns Out, Cinnamon is Perfect in the Morning!
Here are some top reasons why people choose cinnamon with their first meal of the day:
Cinnamon stimulates the senses: Some folks love the smell of coffee because it helps them wake up. In many ways, cinnamon has the same effect. It’s pungent and lovely, and awakens the senses.
Cinnamon makes food more appealing. Let’s face it: that bowl of oatmeal can look (and taste) a little bland. Same with a bowl of yogurt. Toss in some cinnamon and. . .pow! The whole bowl comes alive!
Metabolism booster: Some folks believe that cinnamon is a metabolism booster, which is yet another reason why it’s so good in the mornings. After a long night’s sleep, you need that boost!
Health benefits: Although it hasn’t been proven, many people are convinced that cinnamon lowers your blood sugar. So, consuming it first thing in the morning is a great way to kick off your day. Cinnamon’s great for digestion: just one more reason why you might want to kick off your day with a cinnamon-infused meal.
Cinnamon and Sugar, an Amazing Combination
Now, I’m not going to pretend that the treats in my list below are healthy. They’re not. But I can promise you that they are intoxicating.
Baking with cinnamon can add warmth to sweet treats, and the sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness to counter-balance the spice.
I happen to love Vietnamese cinnamon (which I purchase at Amazon). The type of cinnamon you use can make a difference. Once you find one you love, try it in a variety of dishes.
And don’t forget that many other spices pair well with cinnamon: nutmeg, for instance. Cloves. Ginger. These are all flavors that blend nicely with cinnamon.
One last thought before we dive into the recipes: Remember that cinnamon is pretty strong, so start with a small amount and adjust to your taste. You can definitely experiment with the types (and amount) of cinnamon in these recipes. In other words, make them your own!
Easy Cinnamon Breakfast Bakes
As promised, here are our top cinnamon-infused breakfast treats from Out of the Box Baking!
If you love a rich, sweet bread pudding but you’re also a fan of apple pie, have I got a treat for you! This delicious bread pudding is packed full of flavor and it’s super easy to make! Bread pudding is a yummy treat in the morning. . .or any time of day.
If you love apple pie but you’re in the mood for a delicious coffee cake, one you would be happy to serve at a breakfast gathering or brunch, have I got a great new recipe for you! This “from scratch” cake is light and luscious and covered in a crisp streusel.
In this post I show you how to make a healthy and delicious muffin that gets its name from one of my favorite cakes--Carrot Cake! This is a simple recipe, one you can whip up in a hurry. And it won't even make you fall off your diet!
If you're looking for a quick breakfast treat or dessert and you love the taste of cinnamon, have I got an easy recipe for you! This Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread comes together in minutes and only requires a handful of simple ingredients!
If you're looking for an amazing cinnamon streusel muffin with crunchy topping you've come to the right place. This recipe, which features a streusel topping over a moist cinnamon-y muffin, is perfect. Whether you're baking for a breakfast treat, an afternoon snack, or even a tasty dessert, these bakery style muffins will hit the spot.
If you love the combination of cinnamon and brown sugar and you're in a hurry, these muffins will be perfect for you. They come together (start to finish) in under 20 minutes. And best of all, they start wiht a simple white cake mix.
If you love the cinnamon-sugar goodness of cereal but the flaky texture of a great cookie, you’ve come to the right place! This simple recipe merges basic cookie ingredients with something completely unexpected–Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal! (Shh! We won't tell if you eat them for breakfast!)
If you love caramel apples, apple pie, or monkey bread… You’re going to absolutely love this new recipe for apple pie monkey bread biscuits. You can whip them together in minutes just like traditional monkey bread but this recipe focuses on individual portion sized muffins that you can share with your friends and family without the mess!
These cinnamon rolls taste just like the homemade ones you might slave hours over. But they come together in (literally) minutes. Best of all, no one will know you didn't make them from scratch! (No yeast dough necessary, y'all!)
If you love the combination of cinnamon and sugar and you happen to love streusel topping with crunchy toasted pecans, then I've got the perfect recipe for you. This Easy Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake is perfect for breakfast. . .or any time of day!
If you've been on the prowl for a great cinnamon roll recipe, one that's light and fluffy but loaded with rich cinnamon sugar flavor, have I got a treat for you! This recipe is absolutely mouth-watering. Best of all, it's easy and quick!
If you’re looking for a tasty muffin that you won’t have to feel guilty about, you’ve come to the right place. These bran muffins start with ground oats and finish with a dash of peanut butter, just enough to add flavor and texture. (These are made with applesauce, so feel free to add cinnamon to the recipe.)
If you love a good cinnamon roll, one that’s gooey and sticky but light and fluffy at the same time. . .you’re definitely in the right place. This Monkey Bread recipe is rich with brown sugar and cinnamon is absolutely perfect for an easy breakfast. This recipe starts with canned biscuits. Talk about simple!
There’s no better time of year for muffins than the fall, and that’s why Out of the Box Baking has been putting together all sorts of delicious fall-themed muffin recipes, perfect for the season. In this comprehensive list you’ll find more than a dozen options, many that include cinnamon.
That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoyed these delicious breakfast recipes!
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Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.
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