December 2010 Flavor of the Month: Cinnamon
Every season has a flavor all its own, and this month is all about cinnamon. Warm and spicy, it's the perfect complement to sugar, chocolate, and other cozy flavors such as nutmeg and cloves. Here are 20 of our all-time favorite cinnamon-flavor recipes for you to try.
This delicious quick bread is a heartfelt gift idea or wonderful addition to your holiday brunch.
Spectacular Cinnamon-Almond Ring
This brown sugar-and-cinnamon-filled dough can also be tied into knots or twisted into a pretzel shape.
This festive twist on classic cinnamon bread is a sure way to impress your brunch guests.
A browned-butter drizzle takes these super- simple cookies to the next level.
These traditional Mexican pastries are light and crispy. Serve them with fruit for a delicious brunch dessert.
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls
Love the zing of Red Hots candies? When crushed and mixed with sugar, they become a crunchy cinnamon topper for these biscotti-like cookies.
Cinnamon-Spice Chocolate Brownies
We've combined two holiday favorites, and added a cinnamon-spiced vanilla glaze, for a cozy breakfast treat your holiday guests will love.
Cinnamon Poached Pears
These scrumptious brownies are sure to become a family favorite. With a dusting of cinnamon powdered sugar (instead of fatty frosting), they're also easier on your waistline.
Chile-Chocolate Torte with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
Pears are simmered in wine, ginger, and cinnamon until tender for a dessert worthy of a dinner party.
Cinnamon Roasted Chicken with Pumpkin-Sage Grits
Add a surprise hint of chile pepper heat to a chocolate torte, then round out the flavor with cinnamon whipped cream.
Chocolate Pudding Wedges with Cinnamon Toasts
This savory dinner bridges down-home recipes and Moroccan flavors.
Two-Tone Cinnamon Cookies
Chocolate pudding -- so thick it can be cut into wedges -- is served on slices of cinnamon toast. "It's a little bit of childhood all grown up," recipe developer Alice Medrich says.
People-Pleasing Cinnamon Rolls
A swirly glaze adds a pretty holiday twist to these cinnamon cookies.
Cinnamon Basil Dessert Pesto
For freshly baked rolls in the morning, let these cinnamon buns rise overnight in the fridge; when you wake up, bake them until golden.
Cinnamon-Apple Spice Cake with Apple Topper
Cinnamon basil combines with almonds, Asiago cheese, coconut, and sugar in this sweet and savory topping.
Maple-Cinnamon Pumpkin Pie
A buttery mixture of apples and sugar is sandwiched between two scrumptious layers of cinnamon-spiced cake.
Pure maple syrup and cinnamon combine to give this classic pie a special twist.