We do dabble with culinary blends and this has been a very popular powder that offers assistance for diabetics and for those trying to cut sugar.We have been working with a small family run farm for the past several years, that send us their whole Ceylon cinnamon sticks to us directly. We fresh grind the cinnamon sticks and blend it just right with stevia to create a sweet favorable powder that can be used instead of sugar.
Stevia is a plant that we grow that offers a sweetness more potent than sugar without the downfalls. Just a single leaf from the plant which usually measures about 1/4th of an inch, can sweeten a large 8 oz beverage.
"Ceylon" cinnamon (not Cassia) is very beneficial to our heath and assists with circulation, high blood pressure, is antioxidant, anti inflammatory and may protect from cancer. Ceylon Cinnamon is considered the "true" cinnamon and it offers a more sweet taste than the spice called Cassia Cinnamon that we use in baking.
Not all cinnamon is created equal and that is why I have mentioned two kinds. The Cassia variety contains a large amount of a compound called coumarin which has been found to be harmful in large dosages. Please do not purchase the cinnamon spices that are found in the grocery store to use for medicinal purposes without confirming the type of cinnamon that it is.
The "true" cinnamon, Ceylon Cinnamon, is the variety that most clinical trials use and it is much lower in coumarin. Ceylon Cinnamon can be found if you look hard enough but it also needs to be from Sri Lanka. Its their environment and soil, in which the Ceylon Cinnamon tree grows, that gives it the well known medicinal properties that we are reading about.
The Cinnamon Stevia blend that we offer can be used in both foods and beverages. Just a small amount is needed at a time to give the enjoyment that you seek. Keep in mind that this is a blend with whole fresh herbs and if you use it in a beverage, some of the dried cinnamon stick may float to the top. We do not powder the ingredients into a super fine powder as most enjoy the texture when using it on foods and with cooking.
Fresh made at the time of order, shelf life is easily one year and measures 1/2 cup total.
Some fun tips!
If your a coffee drinker, you can make your own naturally flavored coffees by adding herbs and/or spices in with your coffee grounds. Try adding a teaspoon of cassia cinnamon for your own cinnamon coffee without artificial flavorings. Try 1/4th tsp of clove, or whole vanilla bean, or 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract, or 1 tsp of dried lavender. You could try a bit of turmeric with a pinch of peppercorn. Cacao nibs or a teaspoon of cocoa powder. Anise offers a licorice flavor! Try nutmeg or be a little daring and sprinkle in a bit of basil. It may surprise you!
This blend is wonderful on yogurt, blended into oatmeal, on toast, on fruit, in smoothies, on breakfast foods and dessert.
This has been great for cutting down my sugar intake. I add a little bit to my coffee grounds and the taste is fantastic and has the perfect amount of sweetness. It's also great in my overnight oats.
This stuff is amazing, it doesn't leave that wierd "fake sugar" taste in your mouth that other sweeteners normally leave behind. Not to mention the bold, yummy flavor of the ceylon cinnamon. I love this sprinkled on top of my apples, in my pancakes and added to a cup of hot tea for a little extra spice.
I ran out of vanilla and used this instead for my French toast and I have been hooked ever since!!! I originally bought to sweeten tea without adding more sugar but now I use it mostly for baking and cooking. If you like french toast try this in the egg batter and sprinkle some on top when done ...or add to oatmeal and desserts.
I seriously think I’m addicted to this stuff. It’s one of the very first products I tried when I first found ONL there’s nothing like freshly toasted bread with butter and cinnamon “sugar” reminds me of my childhood but with out all the guilt!
Makes oatmeal taste Fabulous!!