I use cinnamon and Splenda to flavor a lot of my favorite foods. With a baked sweet potato, the moisture is already there, and so I just add the Splenda and cinnamon and it's awesome. I also put it on shredded wheat, in vanilla yogurt with a little fresh pumpkin and in oatmeal. I just want to be sure I am not choosing something unhealthy.
Cinnamon has many health benefits. It has anti-inflammatory activity that protects the artery walls. It may help to control blood sugar by enhancing insulin activity and slowing stomach emptying. Cinnamon's anti-bacterial activity can stop the growth of microbes and fungi and so it may protect against vaginal yeast infections and stomach ulcers. The World Health Organization recommends a daily dose limit of 2 to 4 grams (1-2 teaspoons); however, that recommendation is not backed by research. There are two forms of cinnamon: Ceylon cinnamon and Cassia cinnamon. Cassia cinnamon contains coumarin, a potent blood thinner, and so don’t overdo that one, but an intake of 1/4 teaspoon daily of cassia cinnamon seems to be risk-free for most adults. Read more about the Health Benefits of Cinnamon at About.com.