Four Pain-Fighting Cinnamon Recipes

If you’re living with pain, there’s more to love about cinnamon than just its spicy-sweet scent and inviting flavor. That’s because this popular spice is associated with a variety of health benefits, including lowering inflammation, reducing pain, and regulating blood sugar levels. Ready to incorporate more cinnamon into your autumn routine? Try one of the delightful recipes below.

Chocolate-Cinnamon Almond Bark with Golden Raisins and Orange Zest

1. Chocolate-Cinnamon Almond Bark with Golden Raisins and Orange Zest

Looking for a tasty treat but trying to stay away from all the mystery ingredients in conventional store-bought candy? You can’t go wrong with this homemade dessert. Requiring just 20 minutes of preparation and 3 minutes of cooking, this indulgent chocolate bar is ready after 1 hour in the freezer (or 2 hours in the refrigerator), meaning you can make it ahead and have your last course waiting for you.

Cinnamon Stick Lamb Curry with Brown Rice

2. Cinnamon Stick Lamb Curry with Brown Rice

Cinnamon isn’t just for sweet treats. This savory Indian-inspired meal features the spice, along with a medley of turmeric, cumin, chili powder, garam masala, and more, all blended with succulent lamb cubes. Served over a bed of brown rice, which soaks up and distributes the flavors of the curry, this dish is perfect for a dinner at home with family and friends.

Banana-Cinnamon French Toast Hearts

3. Banana-Cinnamon French Toast Hearts

Taking just under 20 minutes from start to finish, this delightful dish is perfect for surprising a loved one with breakfast in bed. Thick and fluffy whole-grain French toast hearts pair beautifully with sliced bananas, maple syrup, and cinnamon, for a taste that can’t be beat. A perfect pick for the most important meal of the day.

Cinnamon Fajitas

4. Cinnamon Fajitas

Add a little south-of-the-border flavor to your routine with these flavorful fajitas. Traditional Mexican-style fast food can be loaded with fat, calories, and sodium, making a health-conscious diner think twice about eating at a favorite Mexican restaurant. Luckily, making homemade recipes like this cuts down on the bad stuff while still giving you the flavor you crave.

Want to learn about the health benefits of cinnamon? Read “Cinnamon for Pain.”

Diane Fennell is the Senior Digital Editor of Pain-Free Living.

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