These gooey, tender cinnamon rolls are everything you love about the classic brunch treat — down to the blanket of cream cheese icing — but they’re ready in a fraction of the time.
Cinnamon is used all over the world in savory and sweet dishes. Here are six health benefits of cinnamon, plus six helpful uses.
Cinnamon is commonly used around the house for its warm, inviting essence. Combine cinnamon oil and water in a spray bottle for a room spray. You can also mix it with water and vinegar to make a refreshing and natural all-purpose cleaner. Use cinnamon oil in a diffuser for an inviting, subtle scent. Make cinnamon-scented Christmas tree ornaments or use cinnamon sticks in your holiday table centerpieces.
Cinnamon is especially popular when the weather gets cooler and people turn to warm beverages. Use some cinnamon in your hot cocoa or coffee, or make your own spiced cider and serve with a cinnamon stick stirrer. Put a twist on your favorite cocktail or martini by adding in some cinnamon or a cinnamon-infused liquor or whiskey.
Cinnamon tastes great in savory meat dishes and stir fry. Sprinkle a little cinnamon into a pot of soup, chili or side dishes when they’re done to give them a kick and a more complex, savory and sweet flavor. Cinnamon is a key ingredient in many Mexican dishes, used in main courses, beverages like horchata and desserts.
Cinnamon really shines in baked goods. You can incorporate cinnamon into just about any breakfast bread or dessert. Cinnamon rolls, of course, reign supreme, but cinnamon coffee cake and snickerdoodle cookies use cinnamon in a starring role as well. It’s a frequent guest in pie recipes, especially apple and pumpkin.
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