Cinnamon Desserts

37 Best Cinnamon Desserts | Quick And Easy Pastry Recipes

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We all know that the holiday breeze smells like pine trees and cinnamon! And if you’re looking for some warm and comforting cinnamon dessert ideas, check out these 37 healthy cinnamon dessert recipes.

Cinnamon Desserts

37. Best Keto Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streussel Topping

The Keto Pumpkin Coffee Cake presents a luscious pumpkin cake laden with brown “sugar” cinnamon streusel and adorned with a vanilla drizzle – a true family favorite!

This sugar-free, gluten-free Keto coffee cake recipe is an excellent choice for breakfast or dessert.

Embrace the essence of autumn with the ultimate Keto Pumpkin Crumb Cake. As my inaugural keto pumpkin spice recipe of the season, I’m thrilled to share it now that October has arrived, and it’s officially pumpkin recipe time!

This Keto Pumpkin Coffee Cake transcends ordinary fall baking with its heavenly blend of pumpkin puree and warming spices.

The streusel, naturally low-carb and grain-free, adds a delightful touch. What could be better than a keto streusel, especially one that features a buttery brown “sugar” base infused with more cinnamon? My aim was to appease your cravings for autumnal flavors while simultaneously filling your home with an enticing aroma.

36. Coffee And Cinnamon Brownies

If you’ve never incorporated coffee into your chocolate cake or brownies, you’re truly missing out on a delightful experience.

Baking works its magic, rendering the coffee flavor undetectable while intensifying the chocolate, creating an indulgent and rich treat. This recipe delivers that decadence along with an additional layer of warmth from the cinnamon that will leave everyone asking for your secret. For an extra spicy twist, try mixing in some chili chocolate chunks!

35. Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread

I almost always have a loaf or two on hand and stashed in the freezer. They’re fantastic for breakfast, a mid-morning pick-me-up with coffee, or a late-night sugar craving.

It’s probably safe to say we’ve exhausted our love for banana loaves during the lockdown, and it’s time for a change. Prepared with oil and sour cream, this bread boasts a moist, cake-like texture and a delightful dark cinnamon swirl throughout.

34. Cinnamon-Candy Cookies

Many individuals appreciate a subtly spiced cinnamon dessert, while others crave the intense spice that Red Hots deliver.

Although I belong to the former group, I can understand the allure, and this recipe certainly delivers a powerful kick. These cookies contain Red Hots blended right into the dough, ensuring unmistakable flavor and color. 

33. Maple Glazed Brown Sugar Cinnamon Scones

Scones, quintessentially British delights, often go underappreciated.

These tender and sweet (or occasionally savory) treats can be packed with fruits, chocolate, cheese, or bacon, and they store well in the freezer or an airtight container. The brown sugar lends a beautiful hue and caramel flavor, while cinnamon adds a layer of warmth.

When preparing scones, stop mixing while the dough is slightly shaggy. Turn it out and bring it together with your hands, gently pressing it into a thick round for portioning. 

32. Apple Cinnamon Crumb Bars

In a creative twist, this recipe uses a brown sugar, butter, and graham cracker dough for the crust, which boasts an apple pie flavor and shortbread-like texture.

For the apples, combine them with sugar and cinnamon, allowing them to macerate and draw out moisture. This process will create a thick syrup, eliminating the need for additional flour or cornstarch to thicken the filling.

Crumble the remaining topping over the apples and bake until golden and bubbly.

31. Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Bars Recipe

The secret to these tidy bars lies in the layers.

Start with a classic graham cracker crust, although a pecan crust would elevate the flavor. The cheesecake filling is a simple blend of cream cheese, sugar, and eggs, but using brown sugar imparts a pleasant caramel note.

Lastly, top it with a cinnamon layer that is both visually appealing and delicious. Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting and serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

30. Simple Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

Cinnamon rolls are delightful, but making dough from scratch can be time-consuming.

These crescent rolls offer the same tender, buttery texture, delectable cinnamon filling, and sweet glaze without the hassle. Opt for cinnamon sugar instead of a butter filling, as it’s easier to spread on the small triangles.

Bake until golden brown and dip in glaze for an all-around sweet experience.

29. Cinnamon Sugar Puff Pastry Palmiers

With just three ingredients and about 10 minutes, you can have a batch of these crispy cinnamon cookies baking in the oven.

Utilizing frozen puff pastry and cinnamon sugar, the only prerequisite is to thaw the pastry before rolling and cutting.

You can roll the dough from both ends for a double swirl effect or opt for a single large swirl. For an extra touch, grate some dark chocolate over the filling.

28. Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Sour cream and buttermilk ensure these cupcakes are exceptionally moist, while the cinnamon sugar topping adds a pleasant crust to the finished product.

Cream cheese frosting makes the ideal companion, especially when sprinkled with extra cinnamon. Alternatively, try a salted caramel frosting for a delightful twist.

27. Mexican Cinnamon Cookies

Also known as reganadas, these cookies are traditionally made with puff pastry and served on the Day of the Dead. The layers symbolize souls in purgatory.

This recipe creates a crunchier cookie, using lard as a binder and for moisture. Once the dough is prepared, knead it a few times before portioning.

Coat the cookies in powdered sugar and cinnamon mix while they’re still warm.

26. Cinnamon Pudding Cake

Even a moist cake can benefit from extra sauce, not to fix a dry cake but to add another layer of flavor.

This spiced cake recipe features chopped pecans and a delicious caramel sauce poured over the top before baking. The sauce will permeate the cake, adding flavor and pooling at the bottom, similar to a pineapple upside-down cake.

Remember to invert the cake while it’s still warm to avoid it sticking to the pan.

25. Irish Potato Candy

We’ve previously discussed potato candy, which might have raised a few eyebrows and prompted laughter at the idea.

Here’s a recipe that’s simpler to imagine.

These small bites may resemble tiny potatoes, but they’re actually a smooth blend of butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, brown sugar, coconut, and cinnamon.

As truffles go, they have a creamy, cold interior with a delightfully sweet and spicy exterior.

24. Cinnamon Apple Cake

This cake is simply incredible.

It’s extremely moist, expertly flavored with both brown sugar and cinnamon, and filled with chopped apples.

The larger apple pieces used here are fantastic, but you can chop them smaller for a more even distribution of flavor.

Though the cake is moist enough on its own, serving it warm with a scoop of ice cream never hurts.

23. Churro Waffles

Waffles offer a delightful alternative to typical pancakes.

The crisp edges and syrup-filled pockets are something special.

After making your waffles, brush them with melted butter and coat them in cinnamon sugar.

For added flair, broil them briefly to caramelize the sugar.

22. Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

On the topic of donuts!

While not fluffy and fried, these baked donuts are soft and tender with a lovely sugary coating.

Be cautious when mixing the dough to achieve the tenderest crumb; it should be just combined!

I enjoy making these in my mini-donut pan and resting them on the edge of my hot chocolate mug.

21. Sugary Cinnamon Twists

These amazing twists require a little care – and an hour to rise – to become the perfect mid-morning treat.

After preparing and allowing your simple yeast-based dough to rise for an hour, punch it down, then roll and cut it into rectangles.

Don’t skimp on the cinnamon sugar. Following another brief rise, they’ll bake for around 15 minutes.

Glaze them for a hybrid of a cinnamon roll and a donut. 

20. Cinnamon Apple Dumplings

These apple dumpling desserts are an ideal conclusion to a cozy winter meal.

Once you’ve prepared the dough, wrap the apples, ensuring the seams are sealed.

To enhance the flavor, consider briefly poaching the apples in cinnamon-infused simple syrup before wrapping and baking them.

Depending on your apple size, they can be served individually. Bake them in charming little dishes and drizzle with warm crème Anglaise.

19. Easy Cinnamon Cookies

These soft and chewy cookies are effortless and tasty, spiced with cinnamon and baked until the edges turn golden.

Begin with room-temperature ingredients, and beat the butter and sugar until they become pale and extra fluffy.

Gradually incorporate the eggs and mix the dry ingredients by hand until a dough forms.

Enjoy them as is, or add a few white chocolate chips for an extra creamy touch.

18. Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Bake

A French toast bake is ideal for serving a crowd.

Prepare it the night before, allowing the custard to soak into the bread, then bake it in the morning for a warm, hearty breakfast.

This quick recipe calls for store-bought cinnamon raisin bread, but feel free to make your own.

17. Crispy Sand Tart Cookies With Cinnamon

Sand tart cookies are essentially ultra-thin sugar cookies, which can be as slim as ⅛ inch and will become crispy when baked.

Like most cookie recipes, the secret to achieving their thinness is to chill the dough.

Roll the dough between parchment sheets and refrigerate it until firm enough to cut.

Monitor them closely while baking, as their thinness makes them prone to burning.

16. Cinnamon Dessert Nachos with Salted Caramel Apple Dip

I’ve been experimenting with various dessert nacho recipes, and they’re always a hit!

The satisfying crunch of baked tortillas coated in cinnamon sugar, paired with an array of toppings, is irresistible.

This recipe features an amazing salted caramel apple dip that should be served separately for dipping to prevent the “nacho” chips from becoming soggy.

Fans of caramel apple pie will adore this recipe!

15. Healthy Cinnamon Rolls With Chocolate & Orange / Vegan

If I say that there’s nothing better than cinnamon rolls/buns, do you agree with me? Yeah? Ok, then we can be friends!

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14. Cinnamon Walnut Muffins

Cinnamon Walnut Muffins are made from scratch with easy to find ingredients. These muffins are soft, moist, and filled with cinnamon and chopped walnuts.

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13.  2 Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Twists

I am SO not one of those women who can throw together a dinner party and entertain on a budget. Because my hostess skills are less than desirable, I’ll usually cough up the green to have someone else plan and execute the shindig for me. But since I started planning my son’s bar mitzvah I have begun to realize that every party comes down to five key tips and a great recipe like my 2 Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Twists!

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12. Rustic Apple Galette with Caramel Drizzle Recipe

If you like apple pie you’re going to love this easy rustic Apple Galette with Caramel Drizzle recipe. It’s made with pre-made pie crust and is the ideal dessert for fall entertaining. It goes together fast and freshly cut apples and cinnamon sugar make it come alive with flavor. Drizzle it with caramel ice cream topping and serve it with this fall dinner party menu.

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11. Apple Cider Snickerdoodles

A traditional snickerdoodle cookie with apple cider, cinnamon and nutmeg. These delicious cookies are perfect for lunches, an after school treat or for a holiday cookie tray.

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10. Cinnamon Sugar Quick Bread

Easy Cinnamon Sugar Quick Bread is moist, fluffy and swirled with a buttery cinnamon and brown sugar streusel.

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9. Cinnamon Rice Pudding

Rice is an ingredient that we use very often in our savoury main meals. But we sometimes forget that it can be made into a super sweet dessert.

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8. Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Easy Cinnamon Rolls are one of the best breakfast, or desserts, around. Our version is soft, light, and packed with brown sugar and cinnamon. After the cinnamon rolls bake to a beautiful golden brown, they’re drizzled with a sweet vanilla glaze.

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7. Best Ever Cinnamon Muffins

These Best Ever Cinnamon Muffins have a cinnamon sugar streusel topping. These moist, delicious muffins are so quick to make! This recipe makes 12 muffins so share them with your friends and family!

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6. Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

These Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes are soft, fluffy, and easy to make. Sweet cinnamon and sugar gives this simple baked donut the perfect touch of flavor. Perfect to serve for breakfast or dessert!

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5. Easy Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake Muffins

Because it was so cold I was holding my tea mug just to get my hands warm. Because it is fall and this happens in New England. Because, everywhere I turn I see pumpkins – subliminal food/baking advertising. Because I am not making pumpkin pies until that wonderful day in November.

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4. Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls (No Yeast)

The best part about this recipe is that you do not need to wait for the yeast to work its magic. These are yeastless cinnamon rolls, so in less than half an hour, you can have these ready to devour!

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3. Cinnamon Roll Cake

Cinnamon roll cake is a deliciously indulgent dessert made with a quick and easy cake batter, swirled cinnamon filling, and homemade cream cheese icing.

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2. Cinnamon Buns 

These European style cinnamon buns will become the hit of every gathering and give you the reason to wake up in the morning! Watch my video tutorial on how to shape them into gorgeous sugary knots.

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1. Quick Apple Puddings

I made these Quick Apple Puddings in the early days of my blog when I didn’t know one end of a camera from the other so decided to re-shoot and serve them up a fresh. They really are a fab and quick pud, ideal for autumn! Here’s the original post!

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cinnamon desserts

Cinnamon Desserts

37 Best Cinnamon Desserts | Quick And Easy Pastry Recipes

We all know that the holiday breeze smells like pine trees and cinnamon! And if you're looking for some warm and comforting cinnamon dessert ideas, check out these 37 healthy cinnamon dessert recipes.


  • Cinnamon Rolls With Chocolate & Orange
  • Cinnamon Walnut Muffins
  • 2 Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Twists
  • Rustic Apple Galette With Caramel Drizzle
  • Apple Cider Snickerdoodles


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