If you’re looking for ways to give your soups, casseroles, and even teas a bit of a kick, cinnamon is a delicious place to start. This spice, which is made from the inner bark of the cinnamomum tree, comes in two different varieties:

Cinnamon has been linked to a number of health benefits. These include potentially:

  • reducing inflammation
  • improving insulin sensitivity
  • lowering blood sugar levels
  • helping to fight bacterial and fungal infections

There have also been links made between cinnamon and protection against cancer, though this has been limited to test-tube and animal studies. Further controlled studies on humans are still needed.

For ideas of how to spice up your recipes, consider trying one of these yummy, cinnamon-focused recipes.

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes via Lively Table

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Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples via Joy Food Sunshine

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‘Skinny’ Apple Cinnamon Muffins via I Heart Vegetables

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Keto Low Carb Cinnamon Breakfast Bars via Food Faith Fitness

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Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread via Plant Power Couple

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Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats via Tastes Better from Scratch

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Vanilla Cinnamon Breakfast Protein Bites via Cotter Crunch

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‘Skinny’ Cinnamon Peanut Butter Dip via Six Sisters’ Stuff

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Hibiscus Cinnamon Tea via Muy Bueno

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