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Helpful Uses for Cinnamon

  1. For diarrhea, mix 1 to 3 tsp Cinnamon into 1 cup hot water and steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain & drink.
  2. home remedies, recipes, cleaning tips with cinnamon
    A sprinkling of cinnamon can be a quick fix for a small cut. It may not only stop the sting, but help it heal faster too. Wash the cut thoroughly, pat dry, and sprinkle with powdered cinnamon before bandaging. A recent study confirms that cinnamon has natural antibacterial effects and is a natural anesthetic.
  3. Sprinkle Cinnamon in with coffee grounds before brewing.
  4. Sprinkle on chicken noodle soup for added flavor and instant
    cold remedy.
  5. Mix in with hot cereals.
  6. Sprinkle on frozen vanilla yogurt or ice cream.
  7. Mix in with regular vanilla yogurt (not frozen) and eat plain or use as a topping for pancakes, bagels, etc.
  8. Top a cinnamon-raisin Bagel with vanilla yogurt mixed with cinnamon and place on baking sheet in toaster oven or broiler. Tastes like a frosted cinnamon roll!
  9. Room Freshener: Combine 1 tsp Watkins Coconut Extract, 1 tsp Cinnamon, 1 tsp Orange Peel and 1 tsp Allspice. Simmer on low or set jar on register for nice fragrance throughout the house.
  10. Put Cinnamon around plants to kill mold.

  11. Combine Cinnamon with chocolate when making chocolate cake, puddings or hot chocolate.
  12. Cinnamon flavors mashed pumpkin, winter squash or sweet potatoes.
  13. Add 1 tsp Cinnamon with dry cream and instant coffee, put in the blender with hot water and drink.
  14. Slice apples, put them in a plastic bag and add 1 tbl. Cinnamon and shake. Taste the sweetness! More Great Cinnamon Recipes
  15. Use on fish before frying, it helps eliminate odor.
  16. Put Cinnamon on stored potatoes to keep potatoes from sprouting.
  17. Mix with sugar and put in an empty Spice Jar with shaker for cinnamon toast.
  18. If doing a pie crust in the microwave, use cinnamon on your fingers when crimping edge. The crust will look browned and have a good taste.
  19. Mix Cinnamon with baking soda and use as a carpet freshener before vacuuming.
  20. Make Baked Apples by sprinkling halved apples with a little brown sugar & Cinnamon. Microwave 1-2 minutes or just until tender.

  21. For your Holiday beverages, add a dollop of whipped cream sprinkled & tinted with Cinnamon.
  22. Dust your hamburger roll or bun very lightly with Cinnamon. Tastes Great!
  23. Fruit on the grill.grill fresh slices of apples, peaches or pineapple and before serving, sprinkle with a dash of Cinnamon or Nutmeg or a splash of Vanilla.
  24. Cinnamon is particularly good with lamb in Indian curries and various Greek dishes. Use it in beef stews & chili. Try it with grains such as rice pilaf, couscous and pearl barley as well as legumes like lentils and split peas.
  25. Cinnamon Scents - 6 oz. Cinnamon, 2 1.2 oz. Nutmeg, 16 oz. Applesauce. Combine all ingredients; roll between waxed paper to desired thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. Let air dry, turning daily to prevent warping. In hot weather cover to prevent drying too fast. While Cinnamon Scents are drying, punch a small hole in the top to later tie a small ribbon or yarn for hanging.

Five Great Cinnamon Recipes

25 Tips for Using Cinnamon

Apple Raisin Cobblestone Bread

1/2 cup chopped apples
1/4 cup raisins
1 tablespoon Apple Pie/Baking Seasoning
4 teaspoons Cinnamon
2 pks (11 oz) refrigerated dinner rolls
4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

½ cup powdered sugar
2-3 teaspoons milk

Preheat oven to 375°F. For bread, combine apples, raisins and Apple Pie Seasoning in a small bowl; mix lightly. In a separate bowl, combine Cinnamon & sugar. Unroll dough; separate into 16 rolls. Using kitchen shears, cut each roll into quarters. Place half of the dough pieces and half of the butter in batter bowl; toss gently. Sprinkle with half of the sugar mixture; toss to coat evenly. Place dough pieces in loaf pan to cover bottom of pan; sprinkle with half of the apple/raisin mixture.

Repeat layers. Bake 40-45 minutes or until lightly brown; cool in pan 15 minutes. Loosen bread from edges of pan; remove to cooling rack. For glaze, combine powdered sugar and milk in small bowl; drizzle over warm loaf. Yield: 1 loaf (12 servings)

Fresh Apple Cake Recipe

Homemade Granola

2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup sunflower unsalted raw seeds
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 cup flaked coconut
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup raisins
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup dried fruit pieces (apricots, raisins, apples)

On a large cookie sheet with sides, combine oatmeal, sunflower seed nuts, & coconut; mix well & spread out evenly. Bake at 300°F. for 20 minutes, stirring several times.

While the oatmeal mixture is baking, in a small saucepan, add butter, brown sugar, honey, vanilla, cinnamon & nutmeg. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until butter is melted and mixture is combines; remove from heat.

Remove cookie sheet from oven.

Increase oven temperature to 350°F. Add wheat germ to oatmeal mixture on cookie sheet. Pour warm honey mixture over oatmeal mixture. With a spoon or spatula, stir until mixture is thoroughly coated.

Return to oven & bake 5 minutes more.

Remove pan from oven & pour mixture onto a large piece of foil; cool completely.

Store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks. Makes 6 cups.

Nutritional Information per Serving. Calories 270, Protein 6g,
Carbohydrates 40g, Fat 10 g, Saturated Fat 5 g,
Cholesterol 10 mg, Sodium 54 mg, Dietary Fiber 4g.

Honey Glazed Snack Mix

4 cups crispy corn cereal squares
1/4 cup honey
2 cups Honey Nut Cheerios
1 tsp Cinnamon
1- 1/2 cups mini pretzel twists
1 tsp Butter Flavor
1 cup walnut or pecan halves
1 tsp Caramel Flavor
1/3 cup butter or margarine

In large bowl combine cereal, pretzels, & nuts. In small saucepan, over low heat, melt butter; stir in honey, Cinnamon, Butter Flavor & Caramel Flavor. Pour over cereal mixture; toss to coat. Spread on 15x10 inch jelly roll pan.

Bake at 350°F for 12 to 15 min, stirring occasionally until glazed.

Cool slightly; spread on waxed paper. Cool completely. Store in tightly sealed containers. Makes 6 cups

Mocha Cooler

A refreshing summer drink for coffee lovers.

3/4 cup strongly-brewed Coffee
2 cups chocolate ice cream
2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
Crushed ice, if desired

Place coffee, ice cream, Vanilla & Cinnamon in blender container. Process until smooth. Serve over crushed ice or top with whipped cream. Makes 2 servings

Nutritional Information Per serving: Calories 190; Protein 5g;
Carbohydrates 30g; Sodium 110mg; Fat 6g; Saturated Fat 4g;
Cholesterol 18mg; Dietary Fiber 0g

Vanilla Filled Fudge Crown

1 package Chocolate Cake Mix
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 Package cream cheese, softened
1 egg
2 tsp. butter softened
2 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 tbsp Vanilla Dessert Mix
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding the cinnamon
before mixing. Pour into a well-greased & floured 10" bundt/tube
pan. In small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter & dessert
mix until fluffy. Gradually beat in remaining ingredients until
smooth. Pour evenly over cake batter.

Bake at 350°F for 50-55 minutes or until cake tests done.
Cool in pan 10 minutes.

Remove from pan & place on wire rack - cool.
Drizzle glaze over cake.

1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup Chocolate Dessert Mix
2 tbsp Grapeseed Oil
1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 to 4 tbsp. warm milk

Combine first 4 ingredients; mix well. Add enough of the milk to
achieve desired consistency.


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