Cinnamon Infused Honey

Add a touch of spice to every spoonful of honey with this delicious cinnamon infused honey recipe! With just two simple ingredients and a little patience, you’ll have a sweet and spicy sweetener to drizzle into tea, coffee, over toast, and anywhere you’d like!

Love the taste of cinnamon? Whip up a batch of cinnamon extract or our favorite cinnamon maple syrup! It adds so much flavor to any batch of pancakes!

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Don’t worry about the cinnamon pieces – you strain those out later!

Cinnamon-infused honey is the perfect blend of two delectable flavors! If you’re looking for something special to take your favorite tea or toast to the next level, follow the simple steps below.

What is cinnamon honey?

Cinnamon honey is an infusion in which honey takes on the flavors and compounds from cinnamon for a unique taste. All it takes is two ingredients plus a little time for the flavors to come together.

Then, it can be used anywhere you usually use honey. It adds a warm, spicy cinnamon flavor that takes every cup of hot tea to the next level!

Fortunately, it couldn’t be easier to make this cinnamon infused honey. You can enjoy some in about a week!

Equipment

  • Small glass jar
  • Funnel
  • Narrow strainer
  • Mortar and pestle

Ingredients for Cinnamon Infused Honey

Ceylon cinnamon – This cinnamon type from Sri Lanka has the lowest amount of coumarin of any cinnamon type. We recommend using Ceylon cinnamon, not cassia cinnamon, for this recipe.

Raw honey – Choose the lightest colored honey you can find, but any honey will do. I prefer to use pure raw honey for this and all recipes.

How to Make Cinnamon Flavored Honey

  1. Crush your cinnamon stick in your mortar and pestle.
  2. Add them to your mason jar.
  3. Cover the cinnamon sticks with honey.
  4. Close the jar, shake, roll, and stir to integrate the cinnamon pieces with the honey.
  5. Allow the mixture to sit for 1-2 weeks for the flavors to combine. Taste the honey and if it doesn’t taste enough like cinnamon, let it continue curing.
  6. Once the mixture is done, add a funnel and a strainer to a new jar. Pour the cinnamon infused honey through the sieve to separate the cinnamon and honey.
  7. Use as desired. Enjoy!

How to Store Cinnamon Honey

Store this cinnamon infused honey in an airtight jar. Small mason jars are ideal for this. Infused honeys are typically stored out of direct sunlight, so choose a pantry or cupboard.

Since the cinnamon is completely dry, this honey should last at least a year or more. With any infused honey, you want to monitor it for signs of fermenting or spoiling. If your honey becomes thin or the jar pops when you open it, it’s likely absorbed some moisture and should be disposed of.

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How to Use Honey Infused with Cinnamon

This is the best part – finding ways to use your cinnamon-infused honey. There are plenty of options!

  • Stir into black tea or herbal tea for a bite of cinnamon flavor
  • Pack up little jars to give the perfect gifts to friends and family
  • Drizzle over buttered toast – yum!
  • Spoon over creamy yogurt

You can use this anywhere you use regular honey, so feel free to get creative! It’s perfect for the holiday season (or pretending it’s Christmas in July).

Read: Where to Buy the Best Organic Honey

Tips & Variations

Get more cinnamon flavor – Feel free to add another cinnamon stick for a more robust, potent honey.

Multiply this recipe – This recipe makes perfect gifts! If you want to make a big batch, keep the proportion of 2-4 cinnamon sticks per cup of honey. The fewer sticks you add, the longer it will take to infuse.

Enjoy this cinnamon honey faster – If you want to enjoy your cinnamon infused honey sooner rather than later, try the double boiler method explained below.

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How to Make Cinnamon Infused Honey Quickly

Add a cotton dishcloth or pad inside of a soup pan. Place your mason jar full of cinnamon honey on top of the pad. Add water to the pan until it goes halfway up the side of the mason jar. Turn on the heat to a very low temperature. The honey will warm up, absorbing the cinnamon compounds even faster.

Allow the honey to heat until it becomes smoother and more liquid, always staying on very low heat. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to continue steeping for approximately 1-2 hours. Once it’s cooled down, strain it and store it per the instructions above.

FAQs

How long should infused honey sit?

It’s hard to be patient waiting for your infused honey to sit. Most infused honey recipes like this cinnamon infused honey require 1-2 weeks to infuse fully.

You can judge when your recipe is done by taste. If you’re happy with the taste, go ahead and strain out the infusion from the honey. If unsatisfied with it, allow it to continue infusing another week.

Does infused honey expire?

Technically, honey doesn’t expire. When you add additional ingredients, that can cause your honey to ferment or go bad.

It should last indefinitely if you add a dry ingredient to honey with no moisture. The standard rule of thumb is a one-year shelf life for infused honey made with dry herbs and spices.

The average shelf life is six months if you add wet ingredients to honey.

Can you add cinnamon to honey?

Yes! There are several ways to add cinnamon to honey. Some people like to stir ground cinnamon into honey, which gives you a mixture you can use immediately. Ground cinnamon can taste bitter if you want a strong flavor.

Try infusing crushed cinnamon sticks into your raw wildflower honey. It’s a straightforward recipe that adds a touch of warm spice to every spoonful of honey. It will dilute perfectly in warm water and is ideal for stirring into teas or coffee.

What do I do if my cinnamon honey crystallizes?

If you find your infused honey crystallizing, you’ll have a hard time straining it to use. You can reliquify honey by heating it on low heat.

I like to take a stock pot, add a cotton dishcloth at the bottom, and then place the honey jar in the pot. Add water halfway up the sides of the jar and turn the heat on low. You’ll notice the honey beginning to look glossy and shiny.

If you haven’t already strained out the cinnamon pieces, do so now. If your honey solidifies again, you can repeat this process or simply use the honey. Crystalized honey is safe to eat and will dissolve nicely in a hot cup of tea.

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Cinnamon Infused Honey

This cinnamon infused honey adds the perfect sweetness and spice to every cup of hot tea or coffee. It also couldn't be easier.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 7 days
Total Time 7 days 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, coffee, Dessert, tea
Cuisine American, French
Servings 16 servings
Calories 65 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Crush each cinnamon stick with your mortar and pestle.
  • Add the crushed sticks to your mason jar.
  • Cover the cinnamon sticks with honey.
  • Close the jar, shake, roll, and stir to integrate the cinnamon pieces with the honey.
  • Allow the mixture to sit for 1-2 weeks for the flavors to combine. Taste the honey and if it doesn’t taste enough like cinnamon, let it continue curing.
  • Once the mixture is done, add a funnel and a strainer to a new jar. Pour the cinnamon infused honey through the sieve to separate the cinnamon and honey.
  • Use as desired. Enjoy!

Notes

Get more cinnamon flavor – Feel free to add another cinnamon stick for a more robust, potent honey.
Multiply this recipe – This recipe makes perfect gifts! If you want to make a big batch, keep the proportion of 2-4 cinnamon sticks per cup of honey. The fewer sticks you add, the longer it will take to infuse.
Enjoy this cinnamon honey faster – If you want to enjoy your cinnamon infused honey sooner rather than later, try the double boiler method explained below.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbspCalories: 65kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.001gSaturated Fat: 0.001gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 12mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 0.4IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword ceylon cinnamon, cinnamon, infused honey
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4 Comments

    1. Sure! I often forget about them and just use the syrup with them in it. The cinnamon sticks may try to slip out of the spout so if that’s annoying, then go ahead and remove them. 🙂 Otherwise, enjoy!

    1. Lynn, Thanks for your question! I’d start with 1 TBS of good quality ground cinnamon per 1 cup of honey. Let it sit for a few days to see how well the honey takes on the flavor. You can always add a bit more!

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