12 Things To Bake When You’re Craving Cinnamon

by Meghan Bassett

September is here, and you all know what that means — it’s time for cinnamon everything. If you are anything like me, you constantly have cinnamon on the brain the second fall arrives, and you are willing to take desperate measures to get your cinnamon fix. Fortunately, there are plenty of things to bake in fall when you're craving cinnamon that will help keep your needs in check. Believe me when I say you're gonna be OK.

Every year when fall rolls around, the scent of cinnamon is inevitable. From apple cinnamon candles to pumpkin spice muffins, you can’t walk into a store without a rush of cinnamon goodness. The onslaught of cinnamon sparks my love of baking, so from now through the holidays, if you walk into my house, the oven is always on. The changing leaves and cooler weather just scream for a warm slice of cake, or a gooey cookie with a tall glass of milk. Nothing cheers you up like something warm and fresh out of the oven.

I’ve rounded up my favorite tasty cinnamon-packed recipes to help you usher in fall with a big, warm, cinnamon-sugary hug. Sometimes, you need something a little more exciting than a plain ol’ cinnamon roll. It’s time to up your cinnamon baking game, my friends.

When it comes down to it, who needs a cinnamon spice candle when you can bake all that cinnamon into something you can actually eat?

1. Cream Cheese-Filled Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

Monkey bread is already my favorite breakfast to wake up to in the morning, but this cream cheese-filled cinnamon roll version from Cookies and Cups sends me over the moon. So much gooey cinnamon goodness right here.

2. Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

This casserole wins in my book for two reasons. 1) you assemble it the night before, and just stick it in the oven so you can have the perfect lazy morning, and 2) it’s packed with pancetta (aka Italian bacon)… I might eat this cinnamon French toast casserole by the Kitchn every morning until spring arrives.

3. Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Because everything is better with bacon… especially sweet cinnamon rolls drenched in icing. These bacon cinnamon rolls from How Sweet It Is are pretty much all your breakfast dreams come true. Excuse me while I go lick the screen…

4. Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

If you love cinnamon, you love cinnamon rolls. There’s no way around that fact. These cinnamon roll sugar cookies by Mel’s Kitchen Café are the perfect blend of cinnamon rolls and sugar cookies, giving you a portable (and addictive) dessert.

5. Cinnamon Roll Caramel Corn

Caramel corn may not be your go-to baked good, but trust me — this is the perfect cinnamon snack. When you are craving a crunchy, salty-sweet snack packed with cinnamon, this cinnamon roll caramel corn from Damn Delicious is the only way to go.

6. Twisted Cinnamon Roll Dunkers

I’ll take any excuse to dunk something in icing, and these cinnamon roll dunkers from Deliciously Yum are no exception. Portable and dunkable, you get your cinnamon fix wherever you need it.

7. Nutella-Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

A perfectly cinnamon sugar-dusted muffin with an oh-so sweet surprise… Nutella. I’ve been known to dig into a jar of Nutella with nothing but a spoon, so these muffins from Damn Delicious feel like they were made just for me.

8. Flourless Chewy Cinnamon Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies

Cinnamon and peanut butter are not combined often enough in my opinion. Chewy peanut butter cookies are vastly improved with the addition of cinnamon in this amazing recipe by Averie Sunshine, shared by Foodie Crush.

9. Chocolate Cinnamon Babka Muffins

This is pretty much what happens when a cinnamon muffin and chocolate croissant get together and have a baby. Enter chocolate cinnamon babka muffins by How Sweet It Is. Seriously, how are we so lucky to live in a world where people create these hybrid bites of deliciousness?

10. Soft And Chewy Cinnamon Chip Snickerdoodle Cookies

A cinnamon-baking roundup demands a snickerdoodle cookie recipe, like this one from Averie Cooks. Soft and chewy cinnamon-packed cookies were made for the cinnamon lover in all of us; it's the ultimate fix for any cinnamon craving.

11. Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

What’s better than cinnamon bread? Adding chocolate of course. Talk about satisfying two cravings in one with Table for Two's chocolate cinnamon bread.

12. Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Did you ever eat cinnamon sugar toast in the morning when you were a kid? Welcome to the adult version of the classic. I just want to sink into a vat of this warm, gooey cinnamon sugar loaf by Joy the Baker.

If you weren’t craving cinnamon yet, you are now! Whip up any one of these recipes to satisfy your taste buds, and enjoy it with a piping hot glass of this cinnamon-infused hot chocolate… #cinnamonheaven.

Images: Cookies and Cups; The Kitchn; How Sweet It Is; Mel's Kitchen Cafe; Damn Delicious; Deliciously Yum; Damn Delicious; Foodie Crush; How Sweet It Is; Averie Cooks; Table for Two; Joy the Baker