NATIONAL CINNAMON BUN DAY | OCTOBER 4
National Cinnamon Bun Day on October 4th sweetens us up with a Scandinavian pastry.
This warm bun swirls together a yeasty dough in sugar and cinnamon. Served with coffee or tea and enjoyed with a good book, a friend, or a dance party (don’t judge), it comforts on chilly fall days.
Despite all the sugar in the recipes, cinnamon comes with many benefits. Since it’s loaded with antioxidants, it protects cells from the free radicals that may play a role in heart disease and cancer.
It also helps reduce inflammation. Cinnamon may lessen or help fight infections, too. These properties are also benefits of antioxidants.
Another benefit includes reducing the risk of heart disease by lowering blood pressure, bad cholesterol, and triglycerides.
One of the most essential benefits of cinnamon, though, is how affects blood sugar. It may help improve sensitivity to the hormone insulin, assisting people with diabetes to treat their condition.
So while we don’t recommend getting all your cinnamon solely through cinnamon buns, it’s nice to know it’s available.
HOW TO OBSERVE CINNAMON BUN DAY
Make some delicious cinnamon buns. Or visit your favorite coffee shop and order one. You can even share. It’s the best way to #CelebrateEveryDay. When you do, be sure to use #CinnamonBunDay to post on social media, too!
NATIONAL CINNAMON BUN DAY HISTORY
In 1999, the Home Baking Council in Sweden celebrated its 40th Anniversary with the first Cinnamon Bun Day. Since then, the observance has spread around the world. It is now observed annually on October 4th.
Cinnamon Bun FAQ
Q. What other types of cinnamon pastries are there?
A. Cinnamon complements baked goods in so many ways. Check out these delicious cinnamon pastries:
- Coffee cake
Q. Where is cinnamon grown?
A. Cinnamon is primarily grown in Indonesia and South America.
Q. Are there different kinds of cinnamon?
A. Yes. Cinnamon tree varieties produce different types of cinnamon. Some are sweeter while others are spicier.
- Ceylon cinnamon grows in Sri Lanka, Southern India, Mexico, and East Africa. It has an almost floral flavor.
- Saigon or cassia cinnamon is the most common cinnamon found on grocery store shelves. This mild cinnamon compliments many baked goods.
- Korintje cinnamon is a strong, sweet cinnamon and is grown in Vietnam. It is also a common cinnamon found in the grocery store.
- Royal cinnamon is another grown in Vietnam. While this cinnamon is a little less common, its sweet spiciness appeals to many cooks.