Cinnamon, also known as canela and cinnamon bark has been one of the most popular and oldest baking spices in most cultures for hundreds of years. Naturally sweet with a delightfully spicy fragrance, Cinnamon gets its flavor due to the essential oils found in its bark. It is used for both sweet and savory foods and is widely used as a spice and in the preparation of chocolate, especially in Mexico the main importer of Cinnamon. It has a very delicate, yet intense flavor that can be found in many dessert recipes like apple pie, breads, cookies, cakes, ice cream, pastries, cinnamon buns, doughnuts, tea, spicy candies, hot cocoa, liqueurs, cereals, Mexican desserts like arroz con leche, and capirotada as well as our favorite breakfast oatmeal.
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