National Cinnamon Day

National Cinnamon Day

Get excited about National Cinnamon Day to celebrate and appreciate one the most beloved ancient spices in the world. Grab a cinnamon treat, and continue reading to learn about this wonderful spice and its many uses throughout human history.

Ceylon is the modern-day Sri Lanka. The first recordings of cinnamon were made from Chinese writings dating back to 2800 BC. In Cantonese, cinnamon is still called “kwai” today. It is also known as “kwai” in Malay, which means “sweetwood”. This is a great description of the unique, spicy flavor.

Doctors discovered that cinnamon was a good treatment for sore throats, hoarseness, and coughs in medieval times. It was also used as a status symbol, and was often given as an imported gift to monarchs, royalty, and other important people.

While cinnamon and other precious spices may seem innocuous today, there were many wars fought over the land where cinnamon was discovered in the early days. In an attempt to gain full access to their spices, the British, Dutch and Portuguese armies sought to conquer Ceylon (modern-day Sri Lanka).

The process of sourcing cinnamon is much easier today. It’s no longer a political or emotional battle. Most people can simply go to their local grocery store, health food shop, or spice shop and pick up some cinnamon. You can usually find cinnamon in either whole or ground form. Ground cinnamon can be used in many recipes, including baking and cooking. Whole cinnamon sticks can be added to beverages or infused into flavoring sauces.

When it comes to pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon is the real star. This combination of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg is what makes this a grouping that represents all things autumn.

Celebrate National Cinnamon Day by getting creative with cinnamon!

Enjoy National Cinnamon Day with these clever and fun ideas:

National Cinnamon Day can be celebrated in many ways, including cinnamon rolls, cinnamon candy, and cinnamon rolls. This is the day to indulge in all things cinnamon, whether you’re looking for a packet of cinnamon gum at your local convenience store or a cup of hot cinnamon tea from your local coffee shop.

Although cinnamon is often associated with sweet foods in the West and other cultures, it can also be used in savory dishes. You can use cinnamon in everything from curries to mole sauces and barbecue rubs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

For breakfast, try a cinnamon roll or healthy bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon. For lunch, you could have a Hawaiian pizza with pineapple, ham, and almond slivers. Sprinkled with cinnamon. And dinner? A big pot of butter chicken, cinnamon-green lentil soup, or chicken shawarma would be great, thank you very!

There are many ways to cook and bake with cinnamon. This spice can be used to make cinnamon rolls, snickerdoodle cookies and cinnamon coffee cakes.

For a faux-baklava flavor, you can add cinnamon sugar to honey. Roll it in phyllo dough. You can also bake an all-American apple tart that’s spiced with cinnamon. You can also add cinnamon to traditional loaves of bread like banana bread or pumpkin bread.

Although many people associate cinnamon with baking and cooking, it is also a great way to enjoy the delicious spice in a hot drink. Teas made with cinnamon are delicious and can provide some of the above-mentioned health benefits.

You might want to try these delicious brands of cinnamon tea in celebration of National Cinnamon Day:


Jan 11 2025


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