Fall is here and it’s time to get excited about all of those awesome fall meals that you can start preparing.
It’s the time of the year where we bring out the pumpkins, the gingerbread and warm apples, and of course Fall’s favourite spice: Cinnamon.
Cinnamon is healthy and tastes good all year round, but it’s a common feature in some of the more popular dishes during fall.
It’s a spice that works well with a lot of different foods and is extremely adaptable too. There’s a lot of things you can do with Cinnamon in the fall, and here are three great cinnamon recipes to try yourself.
1. Cinnamon Donuts
Cinnamon is awesome. Donuts are awesome, the two of them together is pretty much the greatest thing ever.
- ½ tablespoon of cinnamon
- ½ cup of coconut flour
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- ¼ teaspoon of baking powder
- ¼ cup of coconut milk
- ¼ cup of erythritol
- ½ cup of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 6 eggs
You can actually make this without all of the coconut products but we would highly recommend them. Especially considering all of the benefits there are to incorporating coconut into your diet.
So anyway, you can start off this by preheating the oven to about 350F. Then take the coconut flour, the baking soda, and the salt and mix them together in a bowl.
You can also include some kind of sugar substitute here such as stevia if you want a bit of sweetener.
Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix the whole thing until it’s nice and smooth. Fill the mixture into a donut tin and then bake it for 20 minutes.
While that’s baking, mix some ground cinnamon and erythritol together to make the topping. Once the donuts themselves have cooled down, you can dip them into this mix.
Now you’ve got yourself a nice batch of sweet cinnamon donuts. Enjoy!
2. Apple Cinnamon Muffins
You knew there would be apples here at some point. It’s another one of those quintessential fall foods and something that goes great with cinnamon.
- ½ cup of coconut flour
- 3 tablespoons of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- ¼ cup of coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of applesauce
- 5 eggs
This is also a recipe that we would recommend you make with some coconut products as opposed to standard flour and oil.
Also, you should always try and get the best quality cinnamon you can especially for a recipe like this that’s apple based.
Familiarize yourself with cinnamon as much as you can and how to get the best out of it. A good batch of cinnamon will complement the applesauce well.
So start off by preheating your oven to 400F. Then mix all of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Use an immersion blender for best results here.
Let this mixture sit for about 5 minutes and then scoop it out into a muffin tin that you’ve greased up with some coconut oil.
Let it bake for about 15 minutes so that the top is starting to go a little hard and brown. After this, just let it cool down and then you can drizzle some kind of sweetener over it if you want.
Honey would be pretty nice and also fall appropriate. Then these muffins are ready to eat!
3. Ancho-Chili Cinnamon Brownies
You know what one of the best things about cinnamon is? You can make stuff that’s traditionally not that healthy like brownies and still get some health benefits out of it.
- ¾ cup of coconut sugar
- 4 ounces of chopped chocolate
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
- ¾ teaspoon of anti-chili powder
- ⅓ cup of flour
- ½ teaspoon of instant espresso powder
- ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1 cup of dark chocolate chips
You know the first step by this stage. Preheat the oven to 325F, grab the pan you’re going to use and grease it with butter.
Melt some more butter in a saucepan and then add in the four ounces of chocolate to let that cook. Stir it to make sure it doesn’t stick and then scrape it into a bowl once it’s melted.
Add in the sugar and vanilla and give it a whisk. Then you can whisk in each of the eggs individually. And then whisk in the chili powder, cinnamon, salt, espresso powder, and cayenne.
I can stop saying whisk now. Add in the flour and then stir it until everything is well blended together. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips.
Smooth down the top of the mixture and then bake for about 30 minutes. Let the cake cool completely and then cut it into squares.
Them give them a try! If you’ve never tasted brownies with an edge of chili before then you’re in for a treat.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but this is just about my favourite time of the year. And I love all of the delicious things that we start cooking during Fall.
Anything involving cinnamon gets a thumbs up from me, and as you can see, there’s quite a few delicious things you can do with it.