Fall Flavors | Cinnamon | 7 Cinnamon Recipes and EO Spotlight

Pumpkin usually steals the spotlight in the fall as far as flavors go, but the season is full of flavors. I love pumpkin, and especially pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie (usually my birthday “cake” of choice), and ESPECIALLY the color orange…But there are so many flavors in the fall, it seems like a disservice to the yummy panorama of aromas that spice up this season – pun intended ;).

I’ll be picking a different flavor, smell or spice each week from now until Thanksgiving to showcase, and I’ve found recipes from around to the interwebs to include as well. This week, I’m focusing on cinnamon, and since I’ve just been introduced to dōTERRA Essential Oils (and have become slightly OBSESSED), I’m still learning, but it is a fascinating journey!

Besides smelling warm & cozy, going great with apples and sweet potatoes, and helping pumpkin spice lattes be as delightful as they are, cinnamon has amazing health benefits!! I’ll expand a little more after the recipes, but just a few include:

  • Mouth freshener
  • Assists with arthritis, menstrual cramps, respiratory problems, colds, and heart disorders
  • Helps relieve pain
  • Aids blood sugar regulation
  • Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal

The recipes below don’t all use EO (Essential Oils), but there a couple that do. I still believe in cooking with the good ol’ spices themselves as well, so I’m trying to find a happy medium between getting the most out of my newfound love for EOs, and my OCD alphabetized spice cabinet…will have to include a picture of it later this month…

And now for delicious, drool worthy recipes below:

{ Homemade Apple Pie Spice from Table for Two }

{Bloomin’ Baked Apples from The Gunny Sack}

{ Sweet Potato Casserole from the dōTERRA blog }

{ Baked Pears with Honey, Cranberries & Pecans from Small Green Kitchen }

{ Banana & Cinnamon Ice Cream from dōTERRA Everyday }

…and since pumpkin and cinnamon really do go hand in hand…

{ Pumpkin Pie Roasted Almonds from Knead to Cook }

{ Skinny Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino from Sally’s Baking Addition }

From the doTERRA blog:

Cinnamon is derived from a tropical, evergreen tree that grows up to 45 feet high and has highly fragrant bark, leaves, and flowers. Extracted from bark, cinnamon oil contains strong cleansing and immune enhancing properties. Due to its high content of cinnamaldehyde, Cinnamon should be diluted with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied to the skin and only one to two drops are needed for internal benefits. Cinnamon is very purifying to the circulatory system and it helps promote circulation, both internally and when applied to the skin, helping to ease sore muscles and joints. Cinnamon helps maintain a healthy immune system, especially when seasonal threats are high. When diffused, Cinnamon promotes clear breathing while purifying the air. Cinnamon is frequently used in mouth rinses and gums for its oral health benefits.
For more detailed information about cinnamon, click on the image below:
*Fractionated Coconut Oil is Coconut oil that is oderless and colorless, and stays in liquid form. It is known in the Essential Oil World is a “carrier oil”.
If you would like more information regarding Cinnamon EO, or how to purchase, please drop me a message!
Here’s another fun infographic I found on Cinnamon too… 🙂 Have a great day!!

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