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Favorite Recipes Made with Cinnamon

Desserts and Breads Made with Cinnamon

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I love cinnamon, because it makes me feel good. Just the smell of it instantly brings back warm and fuzzy memories of home. Even more than that, these days cinnamon is highly touted for its health benefits. Regardless of the memories it invokes or the health benefits, most can't deny anything made with cinnamon tastes good. Below are several of my favorite recipes made with cinnamon.

1. Snickerdoodles

Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

I remember the first time I ever had Snickerdoodles I was visiting my Aunt Mary in Chicago almost 40 years ago. Yes, they made that much of an impression. To this day, I always make a double batch of Snickerdoodles. One is baked right then and the other is frozen, in batches, for later.

For the serious cinnamon lover, try this recipe for Ulitmate Snickerdoodles.

2. Cinnamon Rolls

Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

My husband still tells the story of how our home was filled with the wonderful aroma of cinnamon and freshly baked bread for a couple of weeks straight. We were up to our elbows in cinnamon rolls trying to find the Ultimate Cinnamon Roll recipe, and we did. If you don't have the time to make Ultimate Cinnamon Roll recipe you can make the dough in the bread machine. Even less time? This recipe for Easy Cinnamon Rolls is pretty good as well.

3. Cinnamon Walnut Biscotti

2010 Cinnamon Walnut Biscotti Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2010 Cinnamon Walnut Biscotti Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

This Cinnamon Walnut Biscotti is not only good with a hot cup of coffee or tea, but it makes an outstanding homemade gift.

Never made biscotti before? It's very easy with these Step by Step Photo Instructions.

4. Apple Spice Cake

Apple Spice Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Apple Spice Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

This is a tasty fall recipe for Apple Spice Cake. Not only is it made with cinnamon, but you'll find nutmeg, allspice and apple schnapps in the recipe, too.

Apples are the perfect fruit to go with cinnamon. Below are a couple of other recipes that pair apples and cinnamon together.
Old Fashioned Apple Butter
Granny Smith Apple Pie
Fried Apple Pies
Janet's Apple Dumplings
Apple Cake

5. Cinnamon Butterscotch Friendship Bread

2010 Cinnamon Butterscotch Friendship Bread Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2010 Cinnamon Butterscotch Friendship Bread Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

I know you'll enjoy this recipe for Cinnamon-Butterscotch Friendship Bread, which is made with Friendship Bread Starter.

On Making Friendship Bread
Basic Friendship Bread with Daily Instructions with Photos

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6. Basic Bread Pudding

2010 Basic Bread Pudding Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2010 Basic Bread Pudding Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

It's amazing such simple ingredients can made such a rich dessert. Thanks to Aileen F. for sharing her recipe for Basic Bread Pudding.

Step by Step Photo Instructions for Making Bread Pudding

7. Oatmeal Walnut Cookies

2010 Oatmeal Walnut Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
2010 Oatmeal Walnut Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

These Oatmeal Walnut Cookies have a wonderfully chewy texture and a want-at-least-one-more taste.

A Few Other Cookies Made with Cinnamon
Southern Coffee Cookies
Biscochitos
Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies
Pumpkin Nut Cookies

8. Basic French Toast

Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Got some day-old bread, a couple of eggs, a little milk and a non-stick frying pan? Well, then you can make this recipe for Basic French Toast.

All About French Toast
Make Your Own Syrup

9. Cinnamon Apple Scones

2010 Cinnamon Apple Scones Photo (c) Carroll Pellegrinelli
2010 Cinnamon Apple Scones Photo (c) Carroll Pellegrinelli

Scones are so versatile. They can be served for breakfast, afternoon snack or with a hot cup of tea. These Cinnamon Apple Scones are a tasty alternative to the regular scones.

Scone Making Video

10. Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

This Cinnamon Bundt Cake is lighter than most Bundts and the glaze tastes like the inside of a cinnamon roll.

Baking with Bundt® Cake Pans

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