How much cinnamon equals a stick?
Belly fat, which is linked to an increased risk of heart diseases, diabetes and some forms of cancer, is not easy to get rid of. Cinnamon, on the other hand, helps you lose visceral fat and supports weight loss. Antimicrobial, antiparasitic properties of cinnamon make it one of the healthiest spices of all time.
Adding cinnamon into your cup of coffee will alter its taste—for the better. It will make your coffee sweeter without adding any sugary, diet-busting products. Whether you stir in a teaspoon or two of the spice or add a cinnamon stick to your cup, both methods will provide a sweet taste.
To reuse your cinnamon stick, simply rinse under hot water then allow it to dry. To get the best flavor from your cinnamon stick the next time you use it, run it over a grater a few times to release the flavors. Just like new! You can do this 4 to 5 times before you need to discard your stick!
How do you use whole cinnamon sticks?
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If you’re substituting a cinnamon stick for ground cinnamon, a stick equals ½ a teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
If a recipe calls for a whole cinnamon stick or quill, but you only have ground cinnamon, use 1/2-1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon for one stick or quill. You could also use ground allspice to substitute cinnamon sticks. If you use allspice instead, start with a 1/4 of the amount of allspice for cinnamon.
Start by replacing each 2-inch cinnamon stick that your recipe calls for with 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. After mixing in the ground cinnamon, taste your dish to see whether you want a more pronounced cinnamon flavor. Ground cinnamon has a stronger flavor than cinnamon sticks, so don’t add too much at once.
Substitution Guidelines Use one-half to one teaspoon of ground cinnamon in place of one cinnamon stick in recipes where it is appropriate to substitute. Add half of the ground cinnamon, taste, and then add more if the cinnamon flavor is not overpowering.
Ground cinnamon is less expensive then cinnamon sticks. I’ve read that it is also more flavorful. However, cinnamon sticks last a lot longer. Also, ground cinnamon is likely to have mystery ingredients.
A rule of thumb is to use ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon to replace 1 cinnamon stick.