32 Warming Cinnamon Recipes

Love the cozy aroma and earthy flavor of cinnamon? Here are some of our most loved ways to sneak it into each day, from cinnamon toast to cinnamon rolls and everything in between.

Skillet Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls just got even better thanks to crisp, golden edges that come from being baked in a classic cast iron skillet. Make a single ginormous roll or more modest individual rolls.
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Chocolate and Cinnamon Swirl Meringues

Whoever first thought to beat sugar and egg whites into pillowy peaks has our gratitude. So does author Annie Rigg for thinking to swirl in cocoa and cinnamon.
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Cinnamon Toast with Butter and Honey

Everything you remember from childhood--slathered with butter, sprinkled with cinnamon, and, if you were lucky, drizzled with honey.
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Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Bread

And you thought those perfect swirls of cinnamon raisin awesomeness were something you could only get in store-bought loaf. This recipe dispels that myth.
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Baked Chicken with Cinnamon Butter

This understated hen owes its curious lure to a simple, subtle blend of butter and unexpected spice. Appallingly easy and enthrallingly enticing.
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Pan-Seared Moroccan Salmon

These sexy salmon fillets have got "come hither" appeal in spades thanks to a citrusy lilt and a beguiling blend of spices.
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Ancho Fish Tacos

Rubbed with spices and grilled rather than battered and fried, these fish tacos are so easy, so healthy, and so something we want to make again and again and again.
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Spiced Carrot Cake

Not the carrot cake of your childhood. Unspeakably better. With an ever-so-slightly exotic edge of chai tea and cardamom that makes this childhood dessert all grown up.
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Spiced Roast Chicken

A weeknight godsend, these spice-rubbed, oven-blasted chicken parts do dinner on the double. Er, triple.
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Moroccan Spice Rub

Whatever words we try to use to capture the essence of this Moroccan spice blend, they fail to do it justice. Best to experience it firsthand.
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How to Make Cinnamon Sugar

Yes, a recipe for cinnamon sugar. Because ‪‎so often life leaves us wanting to be a kid again. And this proportion of cinnamon to sugar is the bomb.
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Burgundian Honey Spice Bread

More nuanced than gingerbread and not at all like fruit cake, this French pain d'épices is unforgettably fragrant with spice and nostalgically rich with tradition.
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Pumpkin Spice Seven Layer Bars

We'd be happy to tuck into these layers of messy goodness any time, any place. Thanksgiving or Fourth of July, makes no difference to us. Or anyone we know who's experienced them.
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Smoked Chicken

Crisp skin. Succulent meat. A pervasive smokiness. And a pronounced yet balanced spice rub. All with very little fuss.
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Moroccan Meatballs ~ Kefta Tagine

So many meatball recipes, so little time—though we strongly suggest you make the time for these intoxicatingly spiced little lovelies.
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Schnecken ~ Pecan Cinnamon Buns

Schnecken translates from German quite literally as snails, although to us it means gooey, sticky pecan caramel buns.
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Masala Chai Crème Brûlée

Your favorite tea turned sideways, making it a creamy dessert with a crackling, shattering caramelized sugar topping.
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Turkey Cincinnati Chili

Saucier and sassier and healthier than most, this Cincinnati chili is still plopped atop a pile of spaghetti and smothered with all sorts of goodness.
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Cinnamon Rolls

Time to change into your baggiest sweatpants—the ones with the no-longer-elastic waistband. (We can't be the only ones who keep those around, can we?!)
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Chai Spiced Whipped Cream

An incredibly easy and exquisitely spiced embellishment for everything from pumpkin pie to quick breads.
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Cinnamon Pecan Blondies

Chewy, buttery, and teeming with toffee flavor, these are a sophisticated take on those made-from-a-box blondies you scarfed down with your carton of milk in the school cafeteria.
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Braised Chicken with Cinnamon

Dating back to an Andalusian cookbook from the 13th century, this recipe makes us suspect folks dined vastly better in the Middle Ages than we'd ever imagined.
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Cinnamon Toast Bars

Just like cinnamon toast. Except better. Your kids will worship you. So will your inner kid.
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Cinnamon Crunch Chicken

Dessert and dinner wrapped into one, this clever little recipe from Dorie Greenspan crumbles spice cookies into creme fraiche and cloaks chicken in it. Sugar and spice and everything nice.
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Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Pecans

Sorta like apple pie without the crust, this simple autumn dessert comes together with absolute ease...and will earn you quite a lot of accolade.
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Chicken Stewed in Garlic and Cinnamon

This chicken stewed in garlic and cinnamon, called kota kapama, gets depth of flavor from wine, tomato paste, and Greek cheese.
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Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls

When you want the taste of cinnamon rolls but don’t have the time (or yeast!), enter these shortcut lovelies laced with spice and lavished with cream cheese icing.
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Cinnamon Tea

Sorta amazing what loveliness can be wrought from just a stick of cinnamon and some hot water. So simple. So soothing.
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Pumpkin Pie Spice

Making your own pumpkin pie spice is as easy as dumping some spices you probably already have, into a bowl and stirring them together. No need to run to the store. You're welcome.
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Cinnamon Granola Bars

We quite like these granola bars just as-is. But don't let that stop you from adding your fave stir-ins to make them even more irresistible.
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Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie

An unconventional approach to apple pie that happily involves booze and lotsa butter. Even more memorable than the classic.
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Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats

Intoxicatingly aromatic browned butter and pumpkin spice coalesce with ooey, gooey, marshmallow, butter, and cereal to make these not-too-sweet treats all grown up.
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