Cinnamon Pastries

What is it about cinnamon that makes it so right on or in pastry? The answer is that when it’s mixed with sugar, it delivers a warm, sweet flavor with a special-occasion twist. Add butter so the cinnamon and sugar partially melt into it, and you have something like a G-rated mouth orgy. Among Roadfood’s favorite cinnamon pastries are giant cinnamon rolls of western truck stops and diners; the dainty, buttery rolls served with chicken dinner at Stroud’s in Kansas City, cinnamon-sugar donuts at Dotty’s Diner in Connecticut, apple rings with cinnamon butter icing at MTO Cafe in Las Vegas, Jewish apple cake in the Mid-Atlantic states, and the amazing “dirt bomb” of Bantam Bakery in Connecticut (that’s a muffin dipped in butter and plastered with cinnamon sugar). One of the most unusual cinnamon pastries is the ployeboy of northernmost Maine. It’s a soft buckwheat pancake that gets dipped in a fry kettle just long enough for it to curl at the edges and turn crisp. Brushed with butter then sprinkled with cinnamon and powdered sugar, the soft pancake is transformed into a wavy buckwheat sugar cookie.

Restaurants With This Dish

Sweet N Savory Cafe


Donut Stop


Speedy Donut


Royal Bake Shop


Blink’s Fry Doe





What do you think of Cinnamon Pastries?

Latest Articles & Guides

Seattle’s Best Hidden Gem Restaurants | Roadfood Bests

Maybe because it is such a coffee Mecca, Seattle also happens to be one of the nation's best...

Roadfood Adventures: Winter Park to Miami, Florida

From Orlando and Winter Park down the east coast of Florida to Miami is a journey of...

Roadfood Adventures: Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

Sweet Home Alabama! from Selma – Queen City of the Blackbelt – to Montgomery -- the Heart...

Roadfood Adventures: San Luis Obispo to Ventura, California

Memorable food stops from San Luis Obispo to Ventura with meals that are California's alone...

Don’s Drive-In - Sign
Roadfood Adventures: Beulah to Moran Township, Michigan

The northern part of Michigan is known to Michiganders and Midwestern vacationers as "Up...

Roadfood Adventures: Cincinnati to Harveysburg, Ohio

A jewel of a city on the Ohio River, Cincinnati once was known as the Paris of America, home...


Connect with us #Roadfood