Does cinnamon really help people with diabetes? It’s doubtful! When our editor Allison Caggia looked at the question, she concluded that “if cinnamon has any beneficial effects, they’re probably very small.”
But it still tastes terrific! Even if cinnamon doesn’t do a darn thing for your insulin sensitivity or glucose levels, it remains a beloved flavor and a great way to enjoy some of the last chilly days of the years.
Please enjoy some of the best diabetes-friendly cinnamon-flavored recipes that we’ve run over the years:
Low-Carb Cinnamon Rolls (You Heard That Right!)
“These amazing Low-Carb Cinnamon Rolls are made with nut-free Fat Head dough! They’re grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, keto and the texture is so much like traditional rolls you will shock your family and even yourself!”
Recipe by Sugar-Free Mom.
Gluten-free Cinnamon Rhubarb Muffins
“Prime rhubarb season runs from April through mid-June! Pair mouth-puckering rhubarb with cinnamon and you have a low-carb, gluten-free muffin that is delicious for breakfast or a snack.”
Recipe from LowCarbYum.com.
“Sweet little cinnamon pastries with a secret ingredient. And yes, they are still low carb and grain-free. Happy breakfast!”
Recipe by Carolyn Ketchum of All Day I Dream About Food.
Cinnamon Roll Cookies
“These Cinnamon Roll Cookies are wonderful. They are soft and tender, without being heavy. They have that cinnamon goodness and the extra sweetness of the creamy glaze. So good.”
Recipe by 24/7 Low Carb Diner.
Keto Cinnamon Coffee Cake
“My mom makes a high-carb version of this, and it was always my dad’s favorite, so it was time for a keto version. The best part of it? (Aside from the fact it makes 24 pieces 😉) It is SO easy to make, largely because the base of it is a ready-to-buy mix you can get at Target or even your local grocery store likely. So next time you’re looking for a brunch dish that is sure to impress low carbers and high carbers alike, give this cinnamon coffee cake a try!”
Recipe by Caroline’s Keto Kitchen.
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