what to do with cinnamon?
cinnamon toast or cinnamon rolls are my two favorite uses for cinnamon. but instead of sweet, I also love cinnamon in savory dishes.
I also like this marinade for pork tenderloin Or chicken... (measurements are approximate) if I'm trying to be fancy I'll skewer bone-less, skinless chicken breasts on cinnamon sticks for this dish.. makes them like drumsticks:
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup plum sauce
1 tsp or two (to taste) chili paste (samal olek or similar)
a couple sprinkles of cinnamon
dash of sesame oil
2 tbsp of dry sherry
1 tbsp chopped ginger & garlic
marinade then grill or roast. mmm... spicy, cinnaomny... very tasty.
Mix it with good Greek yogurt (Total brand or similar) and toss with diced apples. A great breakfast, and no sugar needed.
Also, I always use a lot of cinnamon in this recipe - one of my alltime favorites for a fancy breakfast or brunch. It's something between a puffy pancake and a baked custard, with apples. Excellent.
Baked apples... core and fill with cinnamon, sugar and for those who like them raisins and nuts. You can also add nutmeg and/or cloves and/or ginger.
Cottage cheese, sweetener, cinnamon, and vanilla. And for a quick rice pudding, add rice to this (I use brown) and heat.
Mix it with cream cheese and a little sugar and spread on a bagel.
Sometimes I add it to eggs before scrambling with diced apples or even a little jam.
Great addition to pancakes or waffles too. Also, I like it stirred into coffee or hot chocolate.