You know how to use and experiment with cinnamon in powdered form - just sprinkle it into whatever needs that warm, spicy flavor we all love. Cinnamon sticks are a different story. Technically, cinnamon sticks are pieces of hardened tree bark. In fact, they’re difficult to grate or grind unless you have something really tough, like a nutmeg grinder. But within each cinnamon stick you’ll find the freshest, most intense cinnamon flavor and aroma you could imagine.
Luckily, there are many ways to put cinnamon sticks to use. They can make your home smell wonderful and, of course, add terrific flavor to desserts, drinks and more. The spice experts at Frontier Natural Products Co-op provide these tips for using cinnamon sticks: