This cozy and flavorful cinnamon coffee is easy to make at home. Serve it with turbinado sugar and whipped cream for an extra special drink!
I’m a huge coffee fan. I got hooked in high school and must admit to this day I cannot quit my daily indulgence.
As a night owl, I find that a cup (or two) of joe in the morning is essential. Since I don’t drink it all day, it doesn’t affect my sleep. However as I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed that the sugar I add to my morning brew can have a negative effect. Sometimes I notice that low blood sugar crash in the early afternoon.
I’m not fond of black coffee so I’ve been trying to cut carbs and eat more protein throughout the day so my blood sugar levels stay steady. Not so fun…
One pleasant way I’ve combated that afternoon crash is by adding cinnamon to my coffee.
Studies have found that cinnamon can help lower blood sugar and fight insulin resistance on top of also being a powerful antioxidant.
Cinnamon is a popular ingredient in my kitchen it’s just as good with savory dishes as sweet. It’s in my butter chicken meatballs, this delicious vegetarian main dish stuffed acorn squash recipe and my favorite Thanksgiving turkey.
Plus, cinnamon is one of those flavors that is good year round. But when the weather turns chilly, this spice indispensable. The scent alone can make your home feel warm.
Adding cinnamon to coffee is a no brainer. In the past I’ve sprinkled a little cinnamon into my cup of coffee. It definitely adds to the flavor but can be gritty.
A few months ago I started to add the ground cinnamon directly to the coffee grounds in my drip coffee maker. This method is so easy and the result is a cinnamon spiced coffee that’s smooth and fragrant.
Obviously you don’t have to be concerned about insulin or blood sugar to enjoy this delicious cinnamon coffee recipe. It’s the perfect way to invoke that cozy morning atmosphere, whether it’s Christmas morning or a rainy Monday.
Tips for making cinnamon coffee at home
- We used a medium roast coffee with this recipe, but a dark roast would be good too.
- We’ve noticed that adding ground cinnamon seems to make the coffee a little weaker. If you like strong coffee, consider adding an extra scoop or two of coffee grounds.
- We have a reuseable filter, but we still used a paper filter with this recipe. It helps to keep the coffee from getting cloudy or filled with grounds.
- For a subtle cinnamon flavor use one teaspoon for a pot of coffee. If you want more cinnamon flavor, you can add up to two teaspoons.
- When serving this coffee, I like to have brown sugar cubes, cinnamon sticks and a variety of milks on hand. If you want to be extra indulgent, whipped cream is delicious too!
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- 10 tablespoons medium roast coffee grounds
- 64 ounces water
- 1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Steamed milk
- Turbinado sugar
- Whipped Cream
- Cinnamon sticks
- Place a paper filter in your drip coffee maker then add coffee grounds and cinnamon, mixing them together.
- Pour the water in the reservoir and set your coffee maker to brew.
- If desired, serve with steamed milk, sugar or whipped cream.
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