How to Make Ground Cinnamon at Home
 
 
 
 
 
 

How to Make Ground Cinnamon at Home

/ 11:16 AM September 19, 2022

Most people think cinnamon is only for sweet dishes, but it’s great in savory dishes too! Cinnamon can add a depth of flavor to tasty dishes you never knew were possible. By learning how to make ground cinnamon at home from cinnamon sticks, you’ll be able to use this unique spice in all your favorite recipes.

Buying pre-ground cinnamon can be expensive, and it’s not always fresh. Did you know that the flavor of ground cinnamon diminishes over time? It’s true. Not to mention, those little jars of ground cinnamon can be pretty pricey. Grind your Cinnamon home with a quality grinder, and you’ll get the freshest cinnamon. Plus, it’s straightforward to do!

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What Ingredients or Tools Do You Need?

You can make ground cinnamon powder in many ways. However, finding the right tools to make ground cinnamon powder can be tricky. It is challenging to find the right tools, but it’s also challenging to figure out how to use them correctly. 

With our guide on making ground cinnamon powder, you will have everything you need to get started with this delicious spice. We’ll provide you with a list of the specific tools and ingredients you need and a step-by-step process for using them. Below are particular tools that you will need for each method:

Cinnamon Sticks  

You will need cinnamon sticks

Choose some cinnamon sticks that are of decent quality to utilize. They are available at most supermarkets and specialized stores. These cinnamon sticks are the best online. This premium cinnamon has powerful antioxidants that help protect your body from free radical damage.

Microplane

Microplane® Rasp Grater by Williams Sonoma

Microplanes are the perfect addition to any kitchen! They can grind your Cinnamon perfectly. Their sharp grating blades make quick work of any dish you’re preparing. Made from surgical-grade stainless steel, they’re rust-resistant and will stay strong for years. 

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And because they’re made from trustworthy stainless steel, they’re also magnetic so that you can keep them within easy reach on your knife strip. Plus, their non-scratch end tabs help protect your countertops from scratches. 

High-Speed Blender

One good tool to have is a high-speed blender

This powerful machine is perfect for crushing cinnamon sticks and turning them into cinnamon powder. Its Total Crushing Technology can easily pulverize and crush ice, whole fruits, and vegetables in seconds. 

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Mortar and Pestle

mortar and pestle

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Suppose you’re looking for an easy way to crush cinnamon sticks and turn them into cinnamon powder. Look no further than this mortar and pestle! This handy kitchen tool is perfect for crushing foods and pills and is easy to clean. This mortar and pestle is a stylish addition to any kitchen made from marble or granite. We recommend hand washing.

Spice or Coffee Grinder

coffee grinder

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If you’re looking for a coffee or spice grinder that can handle cinnamon sticks and turn them into powder, this is the one for you. The sharp blades and durable grinding bowl are built to last, delivering uniform grinds with every use. Plus, it’s easy to clean, so you can keep grinding your favorite coffee beans, herbs, spices, grains, and more.

Sifter

Sifter

This convenient kitchen tool makes it easy to add the perfect amount of spice to your food. Twist off the top, add the desired amount of powder, and then screw the lid back on. The sealed cover helps keep the rest of the powder fresh and dry and also prevents dust from getting into the spice. The sifter is easy to clean, and its sleek design complements any kitchen décor.

How to Make Ground Cinnamon?

how to make ground cinnamon

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After discovering how to make it home, you might never purchase pre-ground Cinnamon again. Making it at home is so much fun, and it smells fantastic. I demonstrate many techniques in this recipe/tutorial for making ground cinnamon from cinnamon sticks. Some of the necessary tools and equipment may already be in your home.

I’ll go through how to make cinnamon powder in manual and mechanical/electrical ways. You may grind cinnamon sticks in manual and automated techniques to get powdered cinnamon powder for your recipes. 

Manual Procedure for Grinding Cinnamon Sticks

You may crush cinnamon sticks into powder using one of three primary manual methods. Although there may be more, these are the most common:

Mortar and Pestle

Using a mortar and pestle is another common and well-established method for turning cinnamon sticks into cinnamon powder. Many people prefer using this time-tested method to powder fresh spices. Additionally, cinnamon sticks are wonderfully crushed in a mortar and pestle.

Use Microplane Zester

If you want to garnish a dessert or other item with fresh Cinnamon, the first method—and the crowd’s favorite—is to use a Microplane zester. It is a beneficial instrument that you may use for nutmeg and cinnamon stick grinding in addition to citrus zesting.

Place the cinnamon stick over the zester while holding it over a bowl or your dishes, such as homemade rice pudding or peach cobbler. You will shave the Cinnamon into very tiny shavings. Despite not being nearly as refined as cinnamon powder, they are nonetheless fantastic and create the ideal topping.

Run the stick over the zester for a few minutes if you need extra to add to a recipe; this will give you quickly enough for 1/4 to 1/2 tsp.

Ziploc Bag / Meat Tenderizer

Place the cinnamon sticks in the Ziploc bag, and close it. Use a meat tenderizer to crush them into powder. This process is a hilarious way to let off some anger. Additionally, you can always feel confident using the meat tenderizer (a miniature Thor’s hammer).

Mechanical Ways to Make Ground Cinnamon

Two primary methods spring to mind when fresh ground cinnamon from cinnamon sticks is concerned:

A Fast Blender

Utilizing a high-speed blender is the first option. Blend the cinnamon sticks for no longer than 30 seconds at a time on the highest setting after adding them to the blender. You can risk cooking the cinnamon if you run it for too long.

Lift the lid to reveal the development. You’ll probably see excellent, fine cinnamon powder on the edges of the blender after the first 30 seconds, followed by more significant pieces on the bottom.

You may pour it through a sifter to remove all the cinnamon powder by giving it another 30 seconds in the blender. Cinnamon “pebbles” will remain in the filter. Put those in the blender one more and mix. Depending on your blender, the results will differ. Whatever you prefer, use the cinnamon powder.

Coffee Grinder and Spice Grinder

Imagine a device developed mainly for grinding spices: a spice grinder. So you can ground your cinnamon sticks in a coffee grinder/spice grinder if you have one.

Conclusion

How to make ground cinnamon at home

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So, if you want the freshest and most flavorful Cinnamon possible, skip the pre-ground stuff and grind your own at home. It’s straightforward, and you can get a quality grinder for not too much money. Plus, it’ll save you a lot of money in the long run! Grind up those cinnamon sticks and make some fresh cinnamon powder today.

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