How to Use Cinnamon Sticks September 24 2015

Fall is back! As the weather cools off and the leaves begin to change color, the urge to indulge in some delicious fall treats is overwhelming. You're probably thinking we're about to rattle off 20 pumpkin spice recipes, but we're not that basic.

Frankly, we can't think of a better ingredient to highlight in the fall than cinnamon. So bust out your flannels and over-sized sweaters, get ready to add some cinnamon to your autumn cooking:

Add it to your warm beverage - While you can always add a cinnamon stick to your coffee or tea for a kick of flavor, try steeping it in hot water for a cup of comforting cinnamon tea. It can also double as a stirrer for your hot cocoa, cider, and hot toddies!

Toss some in your crockpot - Adding a cinnamon stick into your slow cooker with meat (like a roast, chicken, or short ribs) can add another delicious flavor to your meal.

Flavor your oats - Instead of topping your morning oatmeal with cinnamon powder - include a cinnamon stick in the pot while cooking (just make sure to remove before serving).

Make some homemade applesauce - It IS apple picking season after all, so grab a few pounds of your favorite apples, a cinnamon stick, and get cookin! Try this recipe here »

When taste is everything, La Flor is all you need to transform your everyday meal into an extraordinary culinary delight. Stock up on your cinnamon sticks this season, simply purchase online or shop in stores!