Don't miss another issue…      Subscribe


What is cinnamon? About the ingredient cinnamon. Including 5,144 recipes with cinnamon, nutrition data, where it's found, and video.


Ground cinnamon bark is widely used as a spice. It is principally employed in cookery as a condiment and flavoring material.** It is used in the preparation of chocolate, especially in Mexico, which is the main importer of true cinnamon. 

It is also used in the preparation of some kinds of desserts, such as apple pie, donuts, and cinnamon buns as well as spicy candies, tea, hot cocoa, and liqueurs. True cinnamon, rather than cassia, is more suitable for use in sweet dishes.

In the Middle East, it is often used in savory dishes of chicken and lamb. In the United States, cinnamon and sugar are often used to flavor cereals, bread-based dishes, and fruits, especially apples; a cinnamon-sugar mixture is even sold separately for such purposes. Cinnamon can also be used in pickling. Cinnamon bark is one of the few spices that can be consumed directly. 

Buy Online

Currently unavailable.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp (6g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 15Calories from Fat 1
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4.8g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
Sugars 0.1
Protein 0.2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 7% Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Cinnamon is usually found in the spices section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Cinnamon is a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.

How much does cinnamon weigh?

measure grams
1 tbsp 6
1 tsp 2

In Chinese:肉桂
British (UK) term: Cinnamon
en français:la cannelle
en español:canela

Recipes using cinnamon

There are 5001 recipes that contain this ingredient.

 Homemade Pinwheel  Cookies
 Morning Whole Wheat Spice Muffins
100% Whole Wheat Apple Muffins
100% Whole Wheat Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls
12-Grain Crepes with Warm Applesauce
14-Carat Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
7-Up Lemon Cheesecake with Strawberry Glaze
90 Minute Cinnamon Buns
Acorn Squash Cake with Pecan Streusel
Acorn Squash Cake with Pecan Streusel
Alaskan Blueberry Coffee Cake
Alex's Oatmeal

All 5,001 recipes


See more about cinnamon about 13 years ago
Usda nutrition data over 8 years ago

Created: Last updated:

List of all ingredients