Cinnamon knots!

I really like cinnamon. I mean, a lot. It's a strong flavor and I love strong flavors. I have been sprinkling it on my coffee for a long time, which I read recently has some great health benefits. Who was ahead of the crowd? This girl!

Anyway, I wanted to make something cinnamony, again. I am using up all my flour before I go on a health kick. If you could all pray for me that would be fantastic.

I made these cinnamon knots Sunday. They were a really nice, lightly sweetened treat and very easy to make.

I thought I would share them as a part of Take it On Tuesday. Betsy was nice enough to feature the Mason Jar Tumbler I made last week.

What you'll need:

4 cups AP flour. You can use whole wheat if you like

1 1/4 tsp yeast or one package rapid rising yeast

1 1/2 cups HOT water - but not boiling

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp kosher salt

2 tsp vanilla (or more if you just want to dump in as much as you want)

2 tbsp cinnamon


2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 350.

Combine your yeast and warm water. Let thicken. It will look like dirty water when it's ready.(Yuck!)

In a bowl stir flour into the yeast/water one cup at a time.

Then add your sugar, vanilla and cinnamon.

Mix until it pulls apart like elastic.

Flour a surface and roll your dough into a tube.


In a bowl mix your tbsp brown sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon.

Sprinkle the dough with brown sugar and cinnamon.

Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.