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Cinnamon Sugar

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This cinnamon sugar is quick to whip up at home in a few easy steps. It provides the perfect ratio of cinnamon and sugar that you can use in a variety of ways.

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Having a batch of cinnamon sugar prepared ahead of time has been pretty much a kitchen saver for me. My youngest loves cinnamon toast, and having premade cinnamon sugar on hand is always helpful.

This “recipe” calls for 3 ingredients, rather than just cinnamon and sugar. A pinch of salt added to the mix helps brings out the flavor of the cinnamon. Feel free to skip the salt if you find that weird, but I think it makes a word of difference.

This sugar also stores well in an airtight container for several months, not that it lasts very long in my kitchen.

Once I’ve made a jar, I find so many uses for it, from sprinkling over my toast to stirring it through my favorite pancake, waffle, or muffin batter. Try it in my Banana Oatmeal Pancakes, Sweet Potato Pancakes or my Homemade Pumpkin Waffles.

Ingredients

Cinnamon sugar recipe ingredients set out in individual bowls.
  • Sugar – I use white granulated sugar but you can use any type of sugar for this recipe.
  • Ground cinnamon – adds a lovely warm spice flavor.
  • Kosher salt – to balance out the sweetness, but entirely optional.

Equipment needed

  • Small bowl
  • Measuring cups & spoons
  • Glass storage jar

How to make Cinnamon Sugar

Combine the granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and kosher salt in a small bowl.

A white bowl filled with cinnamon sugar recipe ingredients.

Stir them together until they are thoroughly mixed.

A white bowl of mixed cinnamon sugar ingredients.

Sprinkle this mixture over any desired fruits, buttered toast, desserts, or breakfast items.

What is the best ratio of cinnamon and sugar?

I use a ratio of 1:4, which equates to 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon to 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) of white granulated sugar. This ratio works best for me, but if you prefer a little more or less cinnamon, you can adjust to taste.

Tanya’s Top Tips 

  • Always use fresh spices as they will give the sugar more flavor, older spices can taste stale.
  • To store the sugar so that it lasts, use a jar or container with a tight fitting lid.
A labeled jar of cinnamon sugar with cinnamon toast set alongside.

Flavor variations

  • Feel free to adjust the ratio based on your taste preferences.
  • Adding kosher salt is optional but helps balance the sweetness and bring out the flavors of the cinnamon.
  • Swap white sugar for brown sugar which has a slight caramel flavor.
  • Add in a pinch of other spices like ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or even a bit of cocoa powder.

Serving suggestions

  • Sprinkle it on toast or over your breakfast cereal.
  • Add the sugar to butter and spread over toast, or melt it over waffles or pancakes.
  • Mixed into oatmeal.
  • Great used in dessert and baking recipes, eg try adding it to my Easy Southern Peach Cobber Cake or rolling my air fryer donuts in it.
  • Add to pancake or waffle batters.
  • Sprinkle over fresh fruits like berries, stone fruits, pears, apples or bananas.
A labeled jar of cinnamon sugar with cinnamon toast set alongside.

How to store

Store the sugar in an airtight container at room temperature. It should keep well for several months.

FAQs

Is cinnamon and cinnamon sugar the same thing?

No, cinnamon is a spice, whereas cinnamon sugar combines ground cinnamon with regular white or brown sugar to form a spiced sugar.

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Cinnamon Sugar

This recipe shows you how to make cinnamon sugar at home in a few easy steps, ready to add warm cinnamon sweetness to a variety of different dishes.
Course Condiment, Seasoning
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon sugar ratio, easy cinnamon sugar recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 5 tablespoons
Calories 42kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch kosher salt

Instructions

  • Combine the granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and kosher salt in a small bowl. Stir them together until they are thoroughly mixed.
  • Sprinkle this mixture over any desired fruits, buttered toast, desserts, or breakfast items. Enjoy 🙂

Suggested Tools

Small bowl
Measuring cups & spoons
Glass storage jar

Notes

  • Store the cinnamon sugar in an airtight container at room temperature. It should keep well for several months.
  • This cinnamon sugar can be sprinkled on toast, mixed into oatmeal, or used in baking recipes, and used in fruits like apples or bananas.
  • Feel free to adjust the ratio of cinnamon to sugar based on your taste preferences.
  • Adding kosher salt is optional but helps balance the sweetness and bring out the flavors of the cinnamon.

Nutrition

Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.004g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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