Can baby eat cinnamon?

Can baby eat cinnamon

Yes , babies can eat foods with cinnamon from the beginning of the introduction, at 6 months.

Cinnamon brings numerous benefits , in addition to being a delicacy of spice used mainly in snacks and desserts.

In addition, it plays an important role in creating good eating habits in childhood as it is a great substitute for sugar.

Remember that sugar should only enter the child’s diet from 2 years and in moderation. This is the recommendation of the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics and the main health agencies in the world.

To learn why cinnamon is a great way to spice up baby food, continue reading this article.


Benefits of Cinnamon for Babies

Among the main benefits of cinnamon for babies and children are the following:

1 – Aids in digestion: It helps to eliminate gas and is a strong ally in fighting reflux and heartburn.

2 – It is a natural analgesic: It relieves pain like sore throat, for example.

3 – Anti-inflammatory: It also acts as a natural anti-inflammatory as it contains antioxidant properties.

4 – Prevents cancer: It activates detoxifying enzymes in the colon and this helps to protect the body against different types of cancers.

5 – Prevents caries: When it replaces sugar in preparations and meals, it helps to prevent tooth decay, so common in childhood.

6 – Against fungi and bacteria: Cinnamon can also inhibit the growth of bacteria such as listeria and salmonella.

7 – Relieves colds: Its properties help to fight cold and flu symptoms.

To take advantage of all these benefits of cinnamon in your family’s meals, see the recipes we’ve selected for you below .

Cinnamon Recipes

Take the opportunity to save or print these delicious recipes, all suitable for babies from 6 months. only using age-appropriate ingredients and, of course, cinnamon.

Banana Pancake with Oatmeal

Healthy pancake to be offered from 9 months. This recipe is very well accepted by most babies.

TEMPO TOTAL10 minutes


  • 1 ripe banana;
  • 1 this;
  • 2 tablespoons oat bran or oat flakes;
  • Cinnamon to taste;
  • ½ teaspoon butter.


  1. Mash the banana with a fork;
  2. Add egg, oats and cinnamon and mix well;
  3. Let the butter melt in a skillet over low heat;
  4. Put the preparation in small portions in the pan, let it brown and turn.
  5. Serve immediately.


Sugar-free recipe ideal for babies starting food, from 9 months.

Frying Banana with Cinnamon

Simple recipe for snacks and breakfast.

TEMPO TOTAL10 minutes


  • 1 dwarf banana / cockatiel
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • Cinnamon to taste


Cut the banana into longitudinal slices and set aside.

Then melt the butter in the pan and then add the banana slices.

Let it brown on one side and turn it over.

At the end, sprinkle cinnamon on top and serve.

Baked Apple with Cinnamon

A good way to offer apples to small babies who still can’t chew it.

COOKING TIME10 minutes
TEMPO TOTAL15 minutes


  • 1 apple
  • Cinnamon powder to taste


Cut the apple into medium slices and distribute in a baking dish.

Sprinkle the cinnamon over the slices.

Then bake for approximately 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Oatmeal with Cinnamon

Easy and healthy recipe, ideal for snacks and supper.

COOKING TIME10 minutes
TEMPO TOTAL15 minutes


  • 1 cup of milk;
  • 2 tablespoons of finely flaked oatmeal;
  • Cinnamon to taste.


Place the milk in a saucepan over medium heat and add the oats.

Stir without stopping until it thickens, without letting it boil. Then sprinkle the cinnamon and serve the porridge warm.

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Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.

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