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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 January 21, 2020

                                                              The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                                                              The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                                                              Creating a vision for your life might seem like a frivolous, fantastical waste of time, but it’s not: creating a compelling vision of the life you want is actually one of the most effective strategies for achieving the life of your dreams. Perhaps the best way to look at the concept of a life vision is as a compass to help guide you to take the best actions and make the right choices that help propel you toward your best life.

                                                              your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have

                                                                Why You Need a Vision

                                                                Experts and life success stories support the idea that with a vision in mind, you are more likely to succeed far beyond what you could otherwise achieve without a clear vision. Think of crafting your life vision as mapping a path to your personal and professional dreams. Life satisfaction and personal happiness are within reach. The harsh reality is that if you don’t develop your own vision, you’ll allow other people and circumstances to direct the course of your life.

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                                                                How to Create Your Life Vision

                                                                Don’t expect a clear and well-defined vision overnight—envisioning your life and determining the course you will follow requires time, and reflection. You need to cultivate vision and perspective, and you also need to apply logic and planning for the practical application of your vision. Your best vision blossoms from your dreams, hopes, and aspirations. It will resonate with your values and ideals, and will generate energy and enthusiasm to help strengthen your commitment to explore the possibilities of your life.

                                                                What Do You Want?

                                                                The question sounds deceptively simple, but it’s often the most difficult to answer. Allowing yourself to explore your deepest desires can be very frightening. You may also not think you have the time to consider something as fanciful as what you want out of life, but it’s important to remind yourself that a life of fulfillment does not usually happen by chance, but by design.

                                                                It’s helpful to ask some thought-provoking questions to help you discover the possibilities of what you want out of life. Consider every aspect of your life, personal and professional, tangible and intangible. Contemplate all the important areas, family and friends, career and success, health and quality of life, spiritual connection and personal growth, and don’t forget about fun and enjoyment.

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                                                                Some tips to guide you:

                                                                • Remember to ask why you want certain things
                                                                • Think about what you want, not on what you don’t want.
                                                                • Give yourself permission to dream.
                                                                • Be creative. Consider ideas that you never thought possible.
                                                                • Focus on your wishes, not what others expect of you.

                                                                Some questions to start your exploration:

                                                                • What really matters to you in life? Not what should matter, what does matter.
                                                                • What would you like to have more of in your life?
                                                                • Set aside money for a moment; what do you want in your career?
                                                                • What are your secret passions and dreams?
                                                                • What would bring more joy and happiness into your life?
                                                                • What do you want your relationships to be like?
                                                                • What qualities would you like to develop?
                                                                • What are your values? What issues do you care about?
                                                                • What are your talents? What’s special about you?
                                                                • What would you most like to accomplish?
                                                                • What would legacy would you like to leave behind?

                                                                It may be helpful to write your thoughts down in a journal or creative vision board if you’re the creative type. Add your own questions, and ask others what they want out of life. Relax and make this exercise fun. You may want to set your answers aside for a while and come back to them later to see if any have changed or if you have anything to add.

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                                                                What Would Your Best Life Look Like?

                                                                Describe your ideal life in detail. Allow yourself to dream and imagine, and create a vivid picture. If you can’t visualize a picture, focus on how your best life would feel. If you find it difficult to envision your life 20 or 30 years from now, start with five years—even a few years into the future will give you a place to start. What you see may surprise you. Set aside preconceived notions. This is your chance to dream and fantasize.

                                                                A few prompts to get you started:

                                                                • What will you have accomplished already?
                                                                • How will you feel about yourself?
                                                                • What kind of people are in your life? How do you feel about them?
                                                                • What does your ideal day look like?
                                                                • Where are you? Where do you live? Think specifics, what city, state, or country, type of community, house or an apartment, style and atmosphere.
                                                                • What would you be doing?
                                                                • Are you with another person, a group of people, or are you by yourself?
                                                                • How are you dressed?
                                                                • What’s your state of mind? Happy or sad? Contented or frustrated?
                                                                • What does your physical body look like? How do you feel about that?
                                                                • Does your best life make you smile and make your heart sing? If it doesn’t, dig deeper, dream bigger.

                                                                It’s important to focus on the result, or at least a way-point in your life. Don’t think about the process for getting there yet—that’s the next stepGive yourself permission to revisit this vision every day, even if only for a few minutes. Keep your vision alive and in the front of your mind.

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                                                                Plan Backwards

                                                                It may sound counter-intuitive to plan backwards rather than forwards, but when you’re planning your life from the end result, it’s often more useful to consider the last step and work your way back to the first. This is actually a valuable and practical strategy for making your vision a reality.

                                                                • What’s the last thing that would’ve had to happen to achieve your best life?
                                                                • What’s the most important choice you would’ve had to make?
                                                                • What would you have needed to learn along the way?
                                                                • What important actions would you have had to take?
                                                                • What beliefs would you have needed to change?
                                                                • What habits or behaviors would you have had to cultivate?
                                                                • What type of support would you have had to enlist?
                                                                • How long will it have taken you to realize your best life?
                                                                • What steps or milestones would you have needed to reach along the way?

                                                                Now it’s time to think about your first step, and the next step after that. Ponder the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the future. It may seem impossible, but it’s quite achievable if you take it step-by-step.

                                                                It’s important to revisit this vision from time to time. Don’t be surprised if your answers to the questions, your technicolor vision, and the resulting plans change. That can actually be a very good thing; as you change in unforeseeable ways, the best life you envision will change as well. For now, it’s important to use the process, create your vision, and take the first step towards making that vision a reality.

                                                                Featured photo credit: Matt Noble via unsplash.com

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