How to Use Cinnamon Sticks {You CAN Reuse Them!}

How to Use Cinnamon Sticks

Did you know cinnamon is the world’s most popular baking spice?

This time of year it will be showing up in hot drinks like cider, coffee, tea, and cocoa. A cinnamon stick makes a great swizzle stick that not only looks good, but it adds flavor.

But if you are only using that cinnamon stick just one time, you are wasting it! Cinnamon sticks can actually be used several times before they lose their flavor.

To reuse your cinnamon stick, simply rinse under hot water then allow it to dry.

To get the best flavor from your cinnamon stick the next time you use it, run it over a grater a few times to release the flavors. Just like new! You can do this 4 to 5 times before you need to discard your stick!

Grating Cinnamon


  • Make your house smell great with a simmering pot.
  • Use in Hot Apple Cider Mix
  • Use in Pineapple Cinnamon Water
  • Steep a black tea bag, cinnamon stick, and dried orange peel to make Cinnamon Orange Tea
  • Steep a green tea bag, cinnamon stick and a teaspoon of crystallized ginger
  • Add a cinnamon stick to hot cocoa
  • Use in Russian Tea
  • Use for Chai Tea
  • Try adding a cinnamon stick to your next glass of lemonade

What great recipes do you have for using cinnamon sticks?

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  1. Neato keen! Sharing on FB :)!

  2. Thanks for the share Adrienne! Andrea

  3. You always have the niftiest tips!

  4. stir your gourmet coffee with one. I drink mine black and not sweet… a hint of cinnamon, tho, is terrific!

  5. Vicki – Great idea! I love cinnamon in my coffee. Andrea

  6. Wesley Pelfrey says:

    For losing weight…boil water with cinnamon sticks…let cool …add honey about a teaspoon for a 8oz. cup….drink first thing in the morning and the last thing at night…it will help lost those extra pounds. Make sure you add the honey when cool…if not it will break down the honey and lose its power…enjoy…

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