Cinnamon Spiced Coffee

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Some of the best coffee recipes involve regular good quality ground coffee beans, and natural spices. This cinnamon coffee calls for star anise pods (pictured) or anise, cinnamon, and orange peel. Traditionally this recipe uses brown sugar, but we have used equally delicious, less refined substitutes here that have a more caramelized flavor. Sucanat, or evaporated, dried, cane juice has the flavor of a  light brown sugar. Rapadura, is unrefined and unbleached cane sugar, is a golden brown, and has a lightly caramelized taste. Granulated date sugar is also a nice option. Alternatively, a good clean eating substitute for brown sugar is honey (raw honey preferred) mixed with a touch of molasses, as listed in the recipe below. Using Organic Coffee helps avoid consuming any of the pesticides or traces of chemicals that can be used in coffee growing.

Studies have found that cinnamon contains a compound that can boost metabolism, and coffee, also a metabolism booster, is rich in antioxidants. Of course, decaf can always be used in its place if desired. Enjoy every delicious sip!

Spiced Cinnamon Coffee

Spiced Cinnamon Coffee

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup |Calories: 15 | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 0 mg | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 0 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 1


  • 4 cups (1 quart) water
  • ¼ cup sucanat, or rapadura, or unrefined other sweetener
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 pods star anise or 1 teaspoon anise seeds (or powdered anise)
  • Peel of half an orange
  • ½ cup coarsely or medium ground dark roasted coffee


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook water, coffee, cinnamon, orange peel, anise, and sweetener until the sweetener has dissolved and the water starts boiling. Allow it to boil for 2 minutes, and remove from the heat. Stir well. Cover and let stand for about 5 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, and serve.


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3 Comments on "Cinnamon Spiced Coffee"

  1. Laura  October 23, 2015

    Is there a way to make this but use it in individual servings in place of creamer?

    • SkinnyMs  October 24, 2015

      Hi Laura, I'm not sure I understand your question?

      • Laura  October 28, 2015

        Sorry! I would like to try this but only drink coffee at work that is brewed before I arrive. I normally just use a regular creamer so I didn't know if this would work for me to add to a coffee that is already brewed (like make everything except add the coffee and just add that later). Silly question I know! Hope I made some sense!


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