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Oct 04, 2023


Cinnamon Bun day tradition with IMCD

Join us in celebration of the sweet tradition of Cinnamon Buns and how we adapt it to modern dietary demands

Our application technologists at IMCD Sweden's Food & Nutrition lab in Malmö work with product development and recipe optimization on a daily basis and come equipped with wide knowledge about the changing landscape of dietary requirements and trends.

The History of Cinnamon Buns


The tradition of cinnamon buns as we know them started in Sweden in the early 1920s. The delicious pastries, "kanelbullar" in Swedish, have become a beloved part of the country's culinary heritage and their unique "fika" culture. So much so that two decades ago, the treat got its own day in the calendar and is now officially celebrated every year on October 4th - even Finland celebrates their own Korvapuustipäivä on the same day.

The classic recipe


The classic cinnamon bun recipe features a soft, slightly sweet dough swirled with cinnamon and sugar, often topped with a sugary glaze or pearl sugar.

In today's world however, dietary requirements and preferences have widely diversified. While people are adopting different lifestyles and various diets, such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and low-sugar, the traditional cinnamon bun recipes must adapt to meet these demands.

As concerns regarding health and sustainability are on the rise, the food we consume has to tick a rising number of boxes when it comes to demands in the 21st century. The sky is the limit when it comes to creations that our application specialists can work with in our Food & Nutrition lab in Malmö, Sweden. Specialized in the advanced Nordic food landscape they are fully aware of and well equipped to respond to any needs our partners have with their product development.

Time for something new... 


  • Vegan: for those following a vegan or plant-based lifestyle, traditional animal-based ingredients such as butter and milk are substituted with plant-based alternatives

  • Gluten-free: with gluten-free flour blends, individuals with gluten sensitivities or intolerance can enjoy their juicy and tasty treats just as well

  • Sugar reduction: concerns regarding sugar intake is on the rise and the baking and confectionery industry need to respond to the growing need for delights with reduced sugar content, yet while keeping the delicious taste 

  • Healthier ingredients: as health awareness is a growing trend within the population, many food ingredients gain attention and require alternatives for the health-conscious

Whether it's innovative cinnamon buns or anything else food and beverage related, don't hesitate to contact us and let us know how we can support you!

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