3 Ways to Use Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is one of the most popular spices, making an appearance in sweet and savory dishes in cuisines from around the world. This is great news because it’s one of the healthiest spices out there, with anti-oxidant properties which protect and renew your cells. You may be using cinnamon daily already, but if you need some inspiration on how to get this delicious spice into your cooking, then read on.

Cinnamon and Ginger Spice

Ingredients (serves 3-4):

  • 2 inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cups of fresh apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon of all-spice
  • 1 apple


  1. In a heavy-based sauce pan, slowly heat the apple juice.
  2. Drop the peeled ginger and cinnamon sticks in.
  3. After 5 minutes, stir the all-spice through the juice. Allow it to heat (but not boil) for another 5 minutes.
  4. Strain the juice into glasses.
  5. Slice the apple into wedges, and drop one into each glass.

Cinnamon Granola


  • 1 cup of oats
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup mixed seeds


  1. In a heavy-based sauce pan, melt the butter and honey together.
  2. Stir the cinnamon and mixed seeds through the butter, and then add the oats.
  3. Coat them well, then transfer to an oven and bake at a low heat for 20 minutes.

Cinnamon Pork Chops

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 4 pork chops
  • 2 apples
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion


  1. In a heavy-based sauce pan, heat the butter.
  2. Chop the apples into small chunks, and then add them to the pan.
  3. Stir in the cinnamon.
  4. Allow the apple to cook through, when it starts disintegrating remove the pan from the heat.
  5. Preheat the oven to 390°F.
  6. In a roasting tin, lay down the pork chops and then coat them with slices of chopped onion and garlic.
  7. Drizzle with a little oil, and then add the apple sauce to the roasting tin.
  8. Cook for 15 minutes in the oven, until browning.
  9. Serve the chops with some of the apple and cinnamon sauce.