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

Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples via Joy Food Sunshine

‘Skinny’ Apple Cinnamon Muffins via I Heart Vegetables

Keto Low Carb Cinnamon Breakfast Bars via Food Faith Fitness

Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread via Plant Power Couple

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats via Tastes Better from Scratch

Vanilla Cinnamon Breakfast Protein Bites via Cotter Crunch

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

Hibiscus Cinnamon Tea via Muy Bueno