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 #CinnamonBunDay
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.