Sunday, 27 September 2015

VeganMoFo 2015 #27: Cinnamon

27. Favourite herb or spice?

Without a doubt, my favourite spice is cinnamon. I love it so much! I always have it sprinkled on PB toast or PB/banana toast, and when it is called for in a recipe I always add extra. You cannot have too much cinnamon! Oh cinnamon, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love you as a cinnamon sugar doughnut. Really, these are the only doughnuts I care about, you can keep all your strange glazed doughnuts with crazy toppings. Cinnamon doughnuts are what it is all about. And the best cinnamon sugar doughnut is found in Melbourne, where Crumb's makes a sourdough cinnamon sugar doughnut you can only dream about. Thankfully in four weeks I won't be dreaming, I will be eating.

Cinnamon Sugar Sourdough Doughnut at Crumbs

The cinnamon doughnut from Mighty-O in Seattle was my favourite for a long time until I tried Crumb's last year. It is still outstanding, even if it is no longer number 100.

Cinnamon Doughnut from Mighty-O

I love you in a cinnamon scroll! Preferably without glaze, because who needs super sweet glaze when you have already got yummy dough and delicious cinnamon? I left the glaze off these ones that I made from Vegan Brunch.

Cinnamon Rolls

But sometimes a cinnamon roll is so good, that I can forgive the glaze. Like this Chicago Diner cinnamon roll aka best cinnamon roll ever (but would be ever better without the glaze).

Cinnamon Bun from Chicago Diner

I love you with grains, like this Cinnamon Lime and Quinoa with Apricots and Almonds from Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan, to serve with savoury dishes.

Cinnamon Line and Quinoa with Apricots and Almonds

Or to serve with sweet grains, as with Breakfast Porridge with Raisins from Blissful Bites. Sure, it says to add a generous dash of cinnamon, but we know that that means add a whole lot more! I haven't blogged this recipe before, so I had best give it a rating! It is a great mix of brown rice, quinoa, raisins, maple syrup and of course lots of cinnamon!
Rating: :)

Breakfast Porridge with Raisins

Snickerdoodles would be meaningless without you to coat their outsides.

City Girl Snickerdoodles

You are also good on muffins. Or as cinnamon toast. Or any of the other million ways you make life better. Thank you cinnamon, for being you!

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post: Month of Gizmo

Gizmo paw and tail

Perfect Gizmo paw and tail.


  1. Cinnamon is such a great spice & I absolutely love your photo of Gizmo's paw and tail! :D

  2. cinnamon buns from Mister Nice Guy's are the best!

  3. One of my favourites too. A great round up here. I also love it in herbal teas.

  4. We picked the same spice =D
    I LOVE cinnamon. Ooh cinnamon buns... so good. I wish we lived closer so I could help you eat your homemade cinnamon buns ;p
    I really like the sound of the cinnamon lime with quinoa & apricots - yum! And although the cinnamon sugar doughnut isn't my favourite (I really like plain chocolate ;p), I do have fond memories of those from my childhood. It's nice that you have a good doughnut place not too far away =)

  5. I'm jealous of your baking skills! I'm SO NOT a baker! Wish I was!

  6. Oh, Gizmo's paw. SO CUTE. I am a sucker for those little fur paws. Cinnamon is a great choice! It's probably my #2 most used spice after cumin. Also, I finally found someone else who doesn't want glaze on their cinnamon rolls!!! High fives!