8 Cinnamon Recipes To Try This Season, Because Fall Isn't Just About Pumpkin Spice

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You can indulge in pumpkin spice lattes until your heart's content, but let's be serious for a minute — cinnamon is the true spice of fall, and no cozy recipe is complete without it. While pumpkin spice might call itself the flavor of the season, we can spot a wolf in sheep's clothing when we taste one. And no other spice has carry-over potential to other seasons quite like cinnamon. Can you imagine pumpkin spice working a room in the summer? You can't. Cinnamon, on the other hand, knows no seasonal bounds.

It's probably the most underrated of the autumnal spice group: subtle, unsuspecting and, if we're being honest, it looks pretty identical to nutmeg and cloves. What it lacks for in looks and originality, though, cinnamon more than makes up for in flavor. And that isn't just limited to desserts, either.

These eight recipes showcase cinnamon's beloved and hidden talents. You'll be shocked — but your tastebuds won't.

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