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30 Amazing Recipes No Cinnamon Lover Can Miss

30 Amazing Recipes No Cinnamon Lover Can Miss

In case you haven’t noticed, cinnamon is pretty amazing. However, since you’re here, you probably already know that. What you may not know is just how many recipes use cinnamon in incredible and unique ways. You should destroy your kitchen and try them all–immediately. Somebody else can clean up.

1. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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    Pumpkin. Cinnamon. Rolls. Have you ever heard three more beautiful words? This recipe just screams, ‘chilly weather and a fireplace.’

    2. Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

     

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      Is pumpkin not really your thing? No problem, simply stop reading and go rethink your life. I kid! A great alternative are these delectable chocolate cinnamon rolls.

      3. Cinnamon Infused Hot Chocolate

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        Speaking of cold weather, this recipe is the perfect way to put a twist on an old and much beloved classic. Any excuse to indulge in a mug of hot chocolate, or five, right?

        4. Cinnamon Orange Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon Tinted Mexican Wedding Cookies

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          Yeah, that’s right. Things just got real up in here. In case you thought the hot chocolate was mere child’s play, here’s not one, but two recipes that are exploding with cinnamon. You’re welcome.

          5. Baked Churros

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            A slightly healthier version of the traditional fried churros. Very slightly, and also very tasty.

            6. Cinnamon and Banana Cookies


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              This sound like an odd combination. In fact, I don’t think I’ve even heard of a banana cookie before. It certainly sounds good, and surely Donna Hay wouldn’t steer us wrong!

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              7. Cinnamon Cider Sticks

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                Just when you thought that cider couldn’t get any better!

                8. Cinnamon Ice Cream

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                  I know it’s winter for all of you Northern Hemisphere folk, but I’m currently boiling my little Australian butt off and desperately need some ice cream. Besides, is it ever too cold for ice cream?

                  9. Mulled Wine Recipe

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                    In case my ice cream rant has left you a little chilly, this mulled recipe will certainly warm you up. It’s the festive season, after all, so get yourself a cheeky little liquid cheer.

                    10. Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Cake

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                      This is a seriously simple, but delicious cake that can be easily thrown together with what you have on hand, at home. Perfect for a last-minute dinner party or just when you have a sugar craving.

                      11.  Seared Salmon with Cinnamon and Chili Powder 

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                        Alas, it can’t all be sweets. The good news is that cinnamon is far more versatile than you may have first expected. This recipe is simple, but incredibly fresh and vibrant.

                        12. Baked Cinnamon Donuts

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                          A classic favourite that’s baked, not fried. That means that I can have 5 of them, right?

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                          13. Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake

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                            In case I was a little too subtle earlier, I should establish that I love pumpkin. A lot. Two of my other favourite things are coffee and cheesecake, so basically the Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake is my spirit animal. I know that this makes me sound crazy, and I’m comfortable with that.

                            14. Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

                               

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                              Oh, banana bread, you saucy minx. You’re good at anytime of day, particularly toasted at breakfast time. The generous cinnamon addition only makes you more delectable.

                              15. Cinnamon Sugar Scones

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                                What’s better than a lovely afternoon tea, featuring scones? That’s right, cinnamon sugar scones.

                                16. Cinnamon French Toast

                                   

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                                  Hey, since we’re already on the breakfast train, I decided to make it a trio.

                                  17. Hot Buttered Apple Cider with Rum


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                                    So what if this is the second alcoholic beverage on the list? It sounds incredible, and all work and no play makes Tegan a dull girl.

                                    18. Apple Pie Tiramisu

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                                      I’m almost weeping at the mere existence of this thing. Apple pie. Tiramisu. Together. What kind of wizard conjured such a culinary masterpiece? Can I marry that wizard?

                                      19. Pumpkin Brown Butter Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting

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                                        I thought we’d been over this. Pumpkin and cinnamon are a match made in heaven. And by ‘heaven,’ I mean my stomach.

                                        20. Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

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                                          Christmas has just ended, which means we’re probably about two weeks away from seeing Easter eggs hit the supermarket shelves. Okay, so that may be a slight exaggeration, but we all know that I’m not far off. My philosophy is that if the shops can celebrate early, so can my taste buds.

                                          21. Snickerdoodles

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                                            This classic cookie is always a crowd pleaser.

                                            22. Homemade Cinnamon and Lemon Crumpets with Raspberry and Honey

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                                              Speaking of breakfast recipes, this is another gorgeous choice that’s absolutely perfect for a lazy Sunday morning.

                                              23. Cinnamon-Chip and Pecan Loaf Cake


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                                                This recipe blew my mind, not only due to how tasty it sounds, but also because I had no idea that cinnamon chips were a thing. Well played, America.

                                                24. Praline Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

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                                                  Because sometimes you shouldn’t have to choose between sweet and savoury.

                                                  25. Cinnamon Babka

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                                                    “You can’t beat babka” – Seinfeld

                                                    26. Lahmahjoon Pizza

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                                                      Literally spice up your pizza with this delicious Middle Eastern recipe.

                                                      27. Cinnamon Sugar Pinhwheels

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                                                        These bad boys look a lot more delicious than the pinwheels you put in your hair.

                                                        28. Cinnamon Sugar Waffles

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                                                          Who doesn’t love waffles? The best part is that the heat from the waffle iron converts the cinnamon into an extra crunchy topping.

                                                          29. Spiced Peaches


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                                                            The inclusion of fruit makes this recipe healthy, right?

                                                            30. Beef and Quince Stew

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                                                              Another great example of how savoury and sweet belong together.

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                                                              Last Updated on July 10, 2020

                                                              How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                                                              How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                                                              We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

                                                              We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

                                                              So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

                                                              Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

                                                              What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

                                                              Boundaries are limits

                                                              —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

                                                              Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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                                                              Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

                                                              Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

                                                              Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

                                                              How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

                                                              Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

                                                              1. Self-Awareness Comes First

                                                              Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

                                                              You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

                                                              To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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                                                              You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

                                                              • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
                                                              • When do you feel disrespected?
                                                              • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
                                                              • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
                                                              • When do you want to be alone?
                                                              • How much space do you need?

                                                              You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

                                                              2. Clear Communication Is Essential

                                                              Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

                                                              Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

                                                              3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

                                                              Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

                                                              That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

                                                              Sample language:

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                                                              • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
                                                              • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
                                                              • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
                                                              • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
                                                              • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
                                                              • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
                                                              • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

                                                              Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

                                                              4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

                                                              Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

                                                              Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

                                                              Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

                                                              We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

                                                              It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

                                                              It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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                                                              Final Thoughts

                                                              Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

                                                              Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

                                                              Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

                                                              The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

                                                              Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

                                                              Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

                                                              They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

                                                              Featured photo credit: Thomas Kelley via unsplash.com

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