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Comforting Cinnamon Recipes to Warm You Up This Winter

Vegan Caramel Apple Cheesecake

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Sweet, creamy, caramely... and VEGAN? This cinnamon-packed no-bake cheesecake is a heavenly creation made of luscious cashews and a salted date caramel. Serve them as individual cheesecake cups and get into the cool-weather spirit.

Get the recipe: Vegan Caramel Apple Cheesecake

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Apple Cranberry Mini Pies

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These apple cranberry mini pies are not only perfectly portioned but low in fat and sweetened with maple syrup. (Related: Is Maple Syrup the New Racing Fuel?)

Get the recipe: Apple Cranberry Mini Pies

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Healthy Cinnamon Rice Pudding

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A lightened-up version of your grandmother's rice pudding, this recipe is made with no heavy dairy or processed sugars. This creamy and dreamy dessert is a combination of citrus, vanilla, honey and a healthy sprinkle of cinnamon. Go ahead, eat it for breakfast.

Get the recipe: Rice Pudding

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Pumpkin Gingerbread Cookies

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These pumpkin spice gingerbread cookies are packed with winter flavor from the cinnamon and a healthy dose of fiber from the fresh pumpkin.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Spice Gingerbread Cookies

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Cinnamon Stars

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Made with just egg whites, almonds, and lots of cinnamon, these pretty little cookies are a spicy winter treat.

Get the recipe: Star Cookies

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Grain Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze

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Doughnuts? Healthy? You heard that right. These doughnuts are packed with fiber thanks to the whole-grain oats and flaxseed, and a dose of cinnamon gives them a flavor boost.

Get the recipe: Grainy Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze

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Dessert Cocoa Balls

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These cinnamon cocoa balls are made of wholesome ingredients with a load of protein and healthy fats—perfect for a hit of energy on the go. (Also try these 7 Irresistible Recipes for Protein and Energy Balls.)

Get the recipe: Dessert Cocoa Balls

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Gooey Flourless Cinnamon Toffee Blondies

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These blondies are Paleo, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free—and STILL taste unreal thanks to the sweet cinnamon spice.

Get the recipe: Gooey Flourless Cinnamon Toffee Blondies

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Carrot and Parsnip Cake

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Made with root vegetables, almond flour, dates, and a load of body-warming cinnamon, this is one winter cake you can feel good about eating.

Get the recipe: Carrot and Parsnip Cake

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Baked Butternut Squash French Toast

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Cinnamon is a stand-out spice in this nutritious baked French toast. Alongside nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice, it perfectly flavors the fiber-containing butternut squash, while allowing for less added sugar.

Get the recipe: Baked Butternut Squash French Toast

Photo: Amy Gorin Nutrition

Chocolate Pear Bread

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Want to fill your house with the sweet smell of cinnamon and chocolate? Make this! This chocolate pear bread not only smells and tastes amazing, but is also a good source of fiber and calcium thanks to the whole-grain flour, fresh pears, and low-fat yogurt.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Pear Bread

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