How to Make Cinnamon Sugar

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Cinnamon Sugar is so easy to make it almost doesn’t qualify as a recipe. But, there are so many ways to use this simple mix I wanted to share my favorite cinnamon-sugar ratio!

A marble bowl with cinnamon sugar and a spoon

There are some things that are just handy to have around and if you ask me, cinnamon sugar is one of those things. I keep a mason jar filled with homemade cinnamon sugar on the counter. This way, whenever I want some to add to my coffee or sprinkle on top of oatmeal all I have to do is grab a spoon.

What is the Best Cinnamon Sugar Ratio?

I like my cinnamon sugar to have a distinct cinnamon flavor, but not be so overpowering that all you taste is cinnamon. Therefore, my perfect ratio is 1/2 cup of granulated white sugar to 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon. However, if you want a stronger cinnamon flavor you could add up to 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon.

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar

Ok this post is going to be super quick because this recipe is so easy!

Gather Your Ingredients

  • Granulated white sugar: You could also use light brown sugar if you prefer. In fact, I use a brown cinnamon sugar for my homemade cinnamon rolls! The brown sugar will give you a more caramelized flavor if you are using the cinnamon sugar for baking.
  • Ground cinnamon: Nothing fancy here, just grab your favorite ground cinnamon.

Make the Cinnamon Sugar

There are two ways to make cinnamon sugar. One is the “mason jar method,” which I also call the “lazy gal’s method.” Why? Because you don’t even need a bowl or spoon! This is my preferred way to make cinnamon sugar.

Mason Jar Method: In a 16 oz mason jar add the sugar and cinnamon. Close with a lid, then shake vigorously until everything is combined. You can store your cinnamon sugar right in the mason jar. Just keep it on the counter in a cool place.

I like these plastic BPA free lids, but you can also use a canning lid if that’s what you have available. No lid at all? Cover the jar with saran wrap then seal it tightly with a rubber band.

Bowl Method: In a medium bowl combine the sugar and ground cinnamon. Stir with a spoon until everything is well combined, then transfer to an airtight container and store on the counter in a cool place.

Cinnamon sugar toast slices on a counter

Ways to Use It

So now you have a jar of cinnamon sugar on your counter. What can you do with it? Here are some ideas:

  • Cinnamon sugar toast: Toast slices of bread, then slather them with softened butter. Sprinkle your preferred amount of cinnamon sugar on top, then add a pinch of kosher salt. So good!
  • Cinnamon sugar tortillas: Warm your tortilla on the griddle, then spread softened butter on one side. Sprinkle as much cinnamon sugar as you want over the butter, then roll up the tortilla and take a bite.
  • Kaiserschmarrn: This is one of my favorite ways to use cinnamon sugar and leftover pancakes! It is basically scrambled pancakes with butter and cinnamon sugar. Here is my Kaiserschmarrn recipe.
  • Add to coffee: I do this especially during the autumn months when I’m feeling all the cinnamon vibes. Just add to hot coffee same as you would regular sugar.
  • As a garnish: You can swirl cinnamon sugar into oatmeal, onto yogurt, on top of fresh fruit, or even sprinkle on top of muffins just before baking. My kiddo loves to add cinnamon sugar to this creamy maple brown sugar oatmeal.

I hope you enjoy this simple recipe!

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How to Make Cinnamon Sugar

A marble bowl with cinnamon sugar and a spoon

Cinnamon Sugar is so easy to make it almost doesn’t qualify as a recipe. But, there are so many ways to use this simple mix I wanted to share my favorite cinnamon-sugar ratio!

  • Author: Rustic Family Recipes
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar 1x
  • Category: Staples
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

Mason jar method: In a 16 oz mason jar combine the sugar and cinnamon. Screw a lid onto the jar, then shake the mixture vigorously. Store on the counter in a cool place until you are ready to use.

Bowl method: In a medium bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon, stirring well with a spoon. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container and store on the counter in a cool place until you are ready to use.

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