Australian cinnamon, does it exist?
Hi everyone Lynne here,
Today I am trialling a new type of hot drink for my afternoon thoughts, a golden latte! Made with cinnamon, turmeric and black pepper and it got me thinking.
We have been looking for a cinnamon farmer since we started Get Farmed so I thought it may be time to share with you the reason why we are so desperate for one.
Cinnamon has always been a highly valued spice. Back in the Roman empire, it was 15 times more expensive than silver. From a health perspective, cinnamon has its perks. A powerful antioxidant that aids in controlling blood sugar, and is also high in fibre and calcium. Delicious and beneficial? It almost sounds too good to be true.
So why do we really want to find an Australian cinnamon farmer?
Currently, our delicious muesli bars are made from 99.77% Australian ingredients and 0.23% imported cinnamon. Finding a local producer will mean that our entire Get Farmed! range of products will be 100% Australian owned, made and grown. So if you know of any Australian cinnamon farmers – big or small – please let us know so we can make our products authentically and entirely Australian.
So Get Farmed and support Aussie Cinnamon Farmers (if there are any hiding around Australia)
Cinnamon and Oat Biscuits
I love these simple and delicious biscuits. If I am making a sneaky batch that the kids don’t know about, I often add a little powdered ginger for a little extra spice!
3 cups of Get Farmed Oats
1 cup of softened butter
1 cup of raw sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
1 ½ cups of spelt flour
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Teaspoon of baking soda
½ a teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Pre-heat oven to 180°C. In a bowl mix together the butter and sugars until combined and fluffy pale yellow in colour. Add eggs into mixture and add vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl mix together all dry ingredients; Get Farmed oats, spelt flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until is combined.
Shape into tablespoon balls and place on baking paper 2 cm apart. Cook for 10 – 12 minutes or until golden brown.