The Warmth of Cinnamon

Cinnamon’s sweet and aromatic taste brings warmth to foods like granola, apple pie, cookies, breads, cinnamon rolls (please read my blog post on this) sweet potatoes and oatmeal.

It was a must have ingredient when I first began making granola. Loved the flavor and it always tastes like home when baked into foods. Nothing smells more welcoming to me than walking into a space with this delicious aroma.

And, who can resist a pie of warm apple pie made with fresh local apples? Paired with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream, it’s a slice of heaven on a plate. These beautiful apples are from Rittman Orchards in Doylestown, Ohio.

As a scratch cook, I enjoy reading recipes and figuring out how to add my own personal touch. Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and sometimes cardamom (a highly underrated spice) are the spices I turn to when making apple pie, even if a recipe doesn’t call for these specific spices. Insert a 😊.

Here’s one of my favorite fall beverages, almond chai latte.


2 C. Water
2 Regular Tea Bags (I like Earl Grey)
1/8-1/4 teaspoon EACH of ginger and cardamon
1 whole clove
1 cinnamon stick
1/8 cup Sugar
2 1/2 C. Almond Milk

I’d love to hear your favorite ways to include cinnamon in your cooking. 

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