December's Superfood: Cinnamon

December's Superfood: Cinnamon

Cinnamon is the superfood of the season! While available year round, something about this sweet, aromatic spice brings an extra enjoyable sense of warmth to a cold winter’s day. Learn more about this super spice, then check out our favorite ways to use the fun flavor.

Why Cinnamon?

One of the world’s oldest known spices, cinnamon is a product of the inner bark of cinnamon trees. It’s uniquely versatile, as it can be used with both savory or sweet flavor profiles.

There's also more to this spice than meets the eye! Cinnamon is a source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.


Cinnamon is can be found in the spice aisle of most supermarkets in either stick or powder form. Ground cinnamon powder tends to be more convenient for cooking, but the sticks will stay fresher for longer and are often cheaper. Either way, cinnamon should smell sweet, ensuring its freshness.


Keep ground cinnamon in a cool, dry place to keep it from clumping. If you cinnamon does develop clumps, pop it into a coffee grinder or food processor and pulse for a few seconds.

7 Seasonal Cinnamon Tips

  1. Stir into a homemade hot cocoa.
  2. Spice up an easy zucchini bread.
  3. Season a better breakfast bar.
  4. Top your popcorn.
  5. Sprinkle onto mini apple pies.
  6. Mix into coffee grounds.
  7. Make your own scented ornaments.

Check back for more superfood fun to come in the new year!

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