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Cinnamon Recipe Ideas for Your Business

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Cinnamon is a beloved spice known for its warm, aromatic flavor profile and numerous health benefits. For businesses looking to diversify their product types or appeal to customers’ taste buds, incorporating cinnamon into their products can be a good idea. From baked goods to beverages and beyond, there are endless possibilities for infusing cinnamon’s distinct flavor into your product line. Here we summarize the most unique sellable cinnamon recipe to try!


1. Cinnamon Swirl Bread

cinnamon swirl bread

Are you looking to launch new product in your bakery? Then, you should try this cinnamon bread recipe!

Cinnamon swirl bread comes out as this fluffy, golden-brown bread that encases a tantalizing ribbon of sweet cinnamon sugar. The warm aroma of freshly baked bread mingled with the comforting scent of cinnamon will turn every head to your shop for sure! 

For two loaves of bread


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) of active dry yeast
  • 1⁄3 cup of warm water (110° to 115°C/230° to 235°F)
  • 1 cup warm of 2% milk (110° to 115°C/230° to 235°F)
  • 1 cup of sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons of butter, softened
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons of salt
  • 5 1⁄2 to 6 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon powder


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, 1⁄2 cup of sugar, eggs, butter, salt, and 3 cups flour; beat on a medium speed until smooth. Stir in the remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. After that, turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic for 6-8 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Then cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, for about 1 hour.
  3. Mix the cinnamon and the remaining 1⁄2 cup sugar, punch down the dough. Then, turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Roll each portion into an 18×8-inch rectangle. Sprinkle each with about 1⁄4 cup cinnamon sugar to within 1⁄2 in. of edges. After that roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side; pinch seam to seal. Place in 2 greased 9×5-in. Loaf pans, seam side down.
  4. Cover the dough with kitchen towels; let rise warmly until doubled, about 1 1⁄2 hours. Then, preheat the oven to 350°C/662°F.
  5. Bake until golden brown, for about 30-35 minutes. Finally, remove it from pans to wire racks to cool the bread down. 

2. Cinnamon-Spiced Cookies

You can also delight your customers with new cookie types. How about some cinnamon-spiced cookies? This dessert is the perfect balance of sweetness and warmth, as cinnamon takes center stage, infusing every crumb with its irresistible taste. Also, you can never go wrong with cookies, it’s a treat for any occasion, right? A classic favorite indeed!

For 2 servings


  • 1 cup of sugar 
  • 1⁄2 cup of butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 1⁄2 cups of flour
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon of salt
  • Cinnamon sugar (adjust it according to taste)


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together sugar plus butter. Then, beat in an egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
  2. Combine in another mixing bowl these ingredients: flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.
  4. Blend well until smooth.
  5. Cover and refrigerate the mixture for 2 hours or till firm enough to roll into balls.
  6. Shape the dough into small balls about ¾ inch in diameter.
  7. Roll in cinnamon sugar to coat.
  8. Set cookies 1-inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.
  9. Bake at 350°C/662°F for 10 minutes or till the edges are lightly browned.
  10. Cool it slightly on pans, then remove to racks to cool completely. Cookies are ready to enjoy!


3. Cinnamon-Spiced Meat

This dish offers a unique fusion of sweet and savory notes that tantalize the taste buds. Picture this: tender cuts of meat marinated in a rich blend of spices. This will impart a depth of flavor and complexity that is sure to leave a long-lasting impression. Put this cinnamon recipe on your restaurant’s menu, and watch as your customers delight in the unforgettable flavors! 

For 6 servings


  • 2 lbs of roast beef
  • 1 medium-sized cinnamon stick
  • 3 tbsp of ground cumin
  • 2 red gala apples, sliced core, and skin removed
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 potatoes, cut into large cubes
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 whole yellow onion, minced to taste salt
  • Fresh cracked peppercorn


  1. Cook the dish in a Dutch Oven partially on the stovetop, and finish the rest in the regular oven.
  2. Begin by heating (stovetop) olive oil in a Dutch oven on low heat. Add the garlic cloves, onions, and celery. Allow it to sautee in oil until onions become transparent.
  3. Add the meat and turn up the heat to a medium flame to sear meat.
  4. Once meat has browned, add potatoes, apples, thyme, cumin, salt, pepper, and cinnamon stick. Stir ingredients in. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350°C while waiting.
  5. Once the oven has reached 350°C/662°F, carefully place it again in the oven and allow to cook until 1 hour. 
  6. Once the dish is done, take it out of the oven and place it on the stovetop. Remove the lid partially (remove and discard the cinnamon stick). Allow it to cool for 15 -20 minutes. The juices will thicken. Serve in your bowls and enjoy!


4. Cinnamon Ice Cream

cinnamon ice cream

Lastly, if you’re looking to elevate your dessert menu, you can try a new ice cream flavor: cinnamon! This cinnamon recipe is a perfect balance of creamy indulgence and enticing spice. Imagine velvety textures intertwining with the subtle sweetness and comforting warmth of cinnamon. You can pair it with decadent desserts like apple pie or bread pudding too. We’re sure this menu will give an exquisite impression to your customers. 


  • 1 egg yolk (may be omitted) 
  • 1⁄2 cup of sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder (or to taste)
  • 1 cup half-and-half of cream
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon of vanilla bean powder


(Use an electric ice cream machine)

  1. Lightly beat egg yolk (if using).
  2. Stir in sugar 1⁄2 cup of half-and-half cream (if not using the egg yolk, just combine the two ingredients) in a saucepan.
  3. Cook over low heat (or microwave) and stir it frequently until the mixture thickens a bit.
  4. Whisk the cooked mixture together with the remaining ingredients.
  5. Cool and chill mixture for a few hours (1-2 hours).
  6. Pour the cold mixture into the ice cream machine and process according to the manufacturer’s directions.


By offering a variety of cinnamon-infused products/menus, we hope your business can attract customers who seek unique and flavorful culinary experiences. Apply these recipes for your businesses now, and watch your customers impressed. Cinnamon’s versatility also makes it easily enjoyed alone as it is or as part of a larger meal.


So, Where Can You Buy Bulk Cinnamon for Your Business?

direct-trade cinnamon supplier

From the recipe suggestions above, obtaining cinnamon in bulk quantities may be necessary as a substantial amount is typically required for commercial baking. Therefore, opting to procure cinnamon wholesale is strongly advised as it can effectively reduce ingredient expenses. Whether you need bulk quantities of Cassia cinnamon sticks or cinnamon powder, we cater to all your requirements. 

Essence Food & Beverage, LLC operates as a direct-trade wholesaler of cinnamon, serving numerous bakery manufacturers, ice creameries, and food factories worldwide. By streamlining our supply chain, you can have a direct connection to our farmers, with no middlemen. Procure cinnamon in bulk (Cassia cinnamon stick) or cinnamon powder directly and secure the freshest wholesale cinnamon sourced from Indonesia today. Explore our spice catalog or submit a request for a wholesale cinnamon quotation here.


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