The recipe Im doing calls for 3 cinnamon sticks, but I dont have any sticks, but I do have ground cinnamon. How much would it be? 1 tsp? 1 tbsp?


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Be careful, if it specifically asks for sticks I'm guessing is for simmering. If this is so, I wouldn't add ground because there is no way that you can recover the powder afterwards.

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May you use a coffee filter or the finest cloth/mesh but still, some will come through.


I just came here to warn you...ground cinnamon and a stick are NOT the same!!! A 1/4 teaspoon ground in a big pot of tomato based food like sauce or chili will have a noticeable taste of cinnamon. If i were you id start with 1/8 and work up to 1/4 of a teaspoon and taste test. I ruined a pot of chilli this way once and theres no correcting it


Am I nuts or does this translation seem really risky? Ground cinnamon seems so much more potent to me.


A recipe that calls for a whole cinnamon stick expects the cinnamon flavor to be lightly infused through the stick. A strict conversion to grams with powdered cinnamon won't work.

You really just have to eyeball based on the size of the recipe you're making. I would be wary of adding more than 1 tsp of cinnamon to anything.


Ground Cinnamon and Cinnamon Bark (sticks) are NOT the same. Hahahaha. Ground Cinnamon is much much more potent indeed.


Nooooooooooo don't do it!!! It really depends on what you are cooking. Most likely you are infusing cinnamon flavor into a liquid. If they are being simmered in a liquid over a period of time then I would go conservative and add .5-1 Tbs ground cinnamon and start there then taste till you think it has enough flavor. Start conservative you can always add more but you can't take it out once its in.


I agree with others. The cinnamon stick isn’t an ingredient that will break up and blend into the dish so an equivalent amount of ground would be the same. A stick will give some cinnamon flavor and then be removed.


No, seriously don’t use powder get the sticks. Because it’s what the recipe calls for. They aren’t the same. But hey maybe you could make a separate batch just to show yourself the difference


NOOOO 1.5 tsp of ground cinammon and you wont be tasting much else. Its not about quantity here its potency. That might be the volume equivalent but it wont be the taste equivalent. Cinnamon is a beast of its own cant treat it like other spices


This is horrible advice. You can't convert it to grams, holy shit. Think about a cinnamon stick for a second. It imparts a light cinnamon flavor and you throw most of its weight in the trash.

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