40 (Non-Toast) Cinnamon Recipes to Spice Up Your Life

Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and we’ll talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people.

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Cinnamon is pretty much the simplest spice to use in anything. It’s been mixed in with horrendous pumpkin spice situations lately but deserves recognition all on its own. Please also use the comments to argue over the right way to make cinnamon toast. (People have a lot of strong opinions about cinnamon toast.)


1. Spicy Spiralized Garlic-Cinnamon Sweet Potato Noodles

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2. Pork Noodle Soup with Cinnamon and Anise

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3. Maple Cream Sweet Potato Soup with Cheddar Cinnamon Sugar Twist

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4. Beer and Cheddar Apple Beer Soup with Cinnamon Pecan Oat Crumble

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5. Butternut Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

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6. Meetha Chawal

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7. Saffron Pappardelle

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8. Crockpot Chipotle Pulled Pork Pumpkin Chili with Cinnamon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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9. Chicken Braised with Preserved Lemons and Cinnamon

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10. Vegan Mediterranean Harissa Stew

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11. Pumpkin and Pomegranate Raita

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12. Roasted Acorn Squash with Cinnamon Butter

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13. Homemade Applesauce

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14. Honeycrisp Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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15. Grits with Cinnamon Apple and Coconut Bacon

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16. Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

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17. Apple Pancake

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18. Cinnamon and Matcha Rice Pudding

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19. Gingerbread Biscones

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20. Pumpkin Bread with Toasted Walnut Cinnamon Swirl

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21. Cinnamon Raisin Pull-Apart Bread

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22. Cinnamon Crunch Bagel Loaf

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23. Sweet Potato Pie Cinnamon Rolls with Butter Whipped Meringue Frosting

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24. Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls

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25. Cinnamon Sugar Churros (Gluten-Free)

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26. Baked Cinnamon Bacon Donuts (Gluten-Free)

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27. Nanhatais

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28. Snickerdoodles

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29. Cinnamon Teddy Grahams

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30. Cinnamon Crisps

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31. Chocolate-Covered Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

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32. Cinnamon Bun Popcorn

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33. Toffee Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Bars (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

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34. Mini Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes with Spiced Buttercream and Candied Maple Walnuts

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35. Brûléed Persimmon Tarts with Maple Cinnamon Cream Cheese

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36. Cinnamon Angel Food Cake with Caramelized Apples

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37. Cinnamon Sapota Kulfi

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38. Brown Butter Cinnamon Ice Cream

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39. Sugar Milk Bread Toast

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40. Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon and Whisky

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Carolyn Yates was formerly the NSFW Editor (2013–2018) and Literary Editor for Autostraddle.com. Her writing has appeared in Nylon, Refinery29, The Toast, Bitch, Xtra!, Jezebel, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles by way of Montreal and Toronto. Find her on twitter or instagram.

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16 Comments

  1. cinnamon toast: spread butter/margarine all over a piece of bread, sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top thoroughly, put in the oven on broil ’til the edges get crispy.

    toast with butter and cinnamon sugar put on it after toasting is also tasty but *not* cinnamon toast.

    i remember reading the pioneer woman article and while i’m sure hers is delicious, it’s wrong! if you mix the cinnamon sugar in with the butter instead of it being on top of it, you don’t get that nice texture going on. plus i dunno about using vanilla. the point is the cinnamon flavor, so who needs vanilla?

    anyway. yes. opinions. i think i need some cinnamon toast now.

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