25 Cinnamon Desserts to Keep You Cozy
Cinnamon brings a warm, comforting flavor to whatever it touches. Chili, cabbage rolls, and chicken kebabs all benefit from this versatile spice. But combine cinnamon with sugar, and some kind of magic happens. With the help of nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and ginger, these fall desserts use cinnamon to its full potential.
Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles
With almost 7,000 reviews that average five stars, Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles have won over the Allrecipes community with their crispy edges and chewy centers.
Bananas Foster II
Butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and rum flavor this decadent New Orleans classic. Serve it hot over vanilla ice cream.
Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Pumpkin doesn't just taste delicious paired with cinnamon. It gives these cookies a soft, moist, cake-like consistency, reviewers say.
Sam's Famous Carrot Cake
"My grandfather (Sam) was famous for this cake. Everyone who knew him knows of his famous carrot cake. He would always have some available for anyone who wanted it," Brian D'Amico says. Crushed pineapple, raisins, coconut flakes, and walnuts add to this recipe's top-rated taste and texture.
Apple Crumble Pie
First things first: We can't eat enough apple-cinnamon desserts in the fall. This cross between apple crumble and apple pie gives you *two* of these desserts for the effort of one.
Bread Pudding II
"Having made this over a dozen times, I consider this the ultimate in comfort food. I've tried this recipe using an egg substitute, less sugar, different spices, nuts, and fruits — all variations yield perfect results. Try sprinkling a brown sugar-nutmeg-pecan mixture on top prior to baking. It makes a nice crunchy crust. Knowing I have this recipe on file gives me a reason to freeze bread when it goes stale," Nicolette says.
Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti
Reviewers recommend drizzling the biscotti with chocolate — white chocolate really complements the cinnamon, MISSKDICE says. Dunk the finished product in coffee or hot cocoa for an extra-cozy treat.
Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes
"Delicious, light, and fluffy," recipe submitter Lisa Lewis says. "These taste of fall, and the crystallized ginger gives then a lovely little zing. Even people who don't like pumpkin love these cupcakes. These disappear as fast as I can set them out!"
Cinnamon Ice Cream
Don't limit cinnamon to baking! If you have an ice cream maker, the only other ingredients you'll need to whip up this rich, refreshing treat are sugar, half-and-half, heavy cream, and eggs.
"These Mexican fritters are very common at fairs. In my border hometown, the line at this stand is always overwhelming. People wait hours in line just to get a taste of these churros. I have run across several recipes, but this is the best one by far," recipe submitter Delia says.
Use pre-made phyllo dough to bake this ultra-flaky, honey-sweetened pastry at home. If you want the cinnamon to stand out, take a cue from our reviewers and add about 1/2 tsp. more of it — or a pinch of allspice, nutmeg, or even a pumpkin spice blend.
Buttery Cinnamon Cake
"The best cinnamon style cake I have made and eaten. My whole family loves it as well. I made no changes to the recipe, and it is so easy to make compared to the other ones," Leanne Bryant says.
Candied Yam Cupcakes
If you don't keep yams on hand already, these cupcakes may convince you to. "I used my leftover candied yams and cut the sugar to half a cup since the yams were already sweet," Kennya Briones says. "These cupcakes are beyond amazing. Fluffy, moist, and full of flavor!"
Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie
Canned crescent roll dough adds to the ease of this dessert, which calls for just 15 minutes of prep time and 30 minutes in the oven.
Paul's Pumpkin Bars
"To really take them over the top, I fold in one bag of Hershey's cinnamon chips," Sarah Jo says.
Fiesta Pear Dessert
Coat scoops of vanilla ice cream with a cookie crumb, pecan, and cinnamon mixture; serve each scoop of ice cream alongside lemony, cinnamony pears in fried tortilla shells for a dessert with wow factor.
Underneath this pie's almost-caramelized top lies a milky, custardy filling. "This recipe was from our great-grandmother. Always a family favorite and a holiday must. Thin but flavorful," recipe submitter Sharon Miller says.
Cinnamon-Laced Coffee Cake
Sprinkle a cinnamon-sugar mix into the bottom of your baking dish before adding layers of homemade vanilla cake batter and cinnamony walnut streusel.
Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars
Top this layered trifecta of caramel, white chocolate, and blondie batter with cinnamon and sugar for a super-sweet, snickerdoodle-inspired treat.
Big Soft Ginger Cookies
You can't go wrong with basic gingerbread cookies. Take it from reviewer Joann: "I am an avid baker and have been baking for many many years. I make over 4,000 cookies at Christmas time, and I wanted to let everyone know that these cookies are definitely worth making and adding to your recipe collection."
Reviewers say these fried Elephant Ears taste just like their favorite fair food.
If you think of palmiers as fancy pastries, don't! This take starts with a thawed puff pastry sheet because, hey, it's convenient. Top them with butter, sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom and roll them per the recipe's directions.
"Moist and chewy, just like brownies! So yummy and easy to make that I baked these two days in a row for both daughters' school apple festivals," reviewer RMRPBUTT says. "Brought home empty plates both nights!"
Mardi Gras King Cake
Though king cake season runs from the feast of the Epiphany in January until Fat Tuesday, we won't stop you from baking this dessert all year. With its classic cinnamon filling, this Mardi Gras King Cake could totally pass as a fall treat (save for the purple, green, and gold sugar).
Cinnabon® Cinnamon Roll Cake
What's better than starting a morning with cinnamon rolls? Starting a morning with this cinnamon roll-inspired cake, of course. The recipe comes together from scratch, but reviewers report that it tastes delicious with boxed cake mix as well.