Learn how to make Cinnamon Sugar with just TWO ingredients! This cinnamon sugar “recipe” comes together in seconds and is perfect for toast, cookies, and anything else that could use a little sugar and spice.
This versatile ingredient is the topping in so many recipes, but have you ever wanted to make a batch for yourself to store and use on a daily basis? If so, I’ve got you covered–today, we’re talking about how to make cinnamon sugar (and yes, it’s a brief talk for a brief, easy recipe!)!
This is my favorite cinnamon sugar recipe (if you even want to call it that!). It’s the perfect ratio of sugar to spice, and it’s seriously so quick to make. Like the bottles you can buy in the store, this lasts for quite a while in your spice cabinet, so you can keep it on hand for breakfasts, snacks, and desserts.
I’ve listed a few of my favorite ways to use it below, but you already know this stuff is good on pretty much anything.
What You Need
You only need two simple ingredients to make cinnamon sugar:
- Cinnamon. Use a good quality ground cinnamon and make sure it is 100% cinnamon (this should be the only ingredient on the label). You could also grate your own cinnamon sticks!
- Sugar. You’ll need regular granulated sugar. I’ve heard of some people using maple sugar instead–if you’ve tried that, let me know how you liked it!
And that’s it! I told you this was easy. 😊
How to Make Cinnamon Sugar
- Whisk together your cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl until completely combined and no lumps remain.
- Use as desired. If there are any, store your leftovers in a sealed container in a cool, dry place.
SAM’S TIP: A jar of homemade cinnamon sugar makes a super thoughtful gift for home cooks, especially during the holidays. I like to use the Weck 762 tulip jelly jars (affiliate link) from Amazon (shown below) and just tie them with a bow for decoration.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Ground cinnamon is simply the powdered form of cinnamon; it contains no sweetness and can be quite strong by itself. To make it more versatile and soften its flavor, we’ll dilute it with sugar.
I use a ratio of roughly 1:5 for a perfectly balanced cinnamon sugar, but if you’re looking for a strong spice flavor, you can use a ratio of 1:4 by doubling the cinnamon to 2 tablespoons.
You can also experiment to see which ratio you like best; it might change for what you’re using it for. The beauty of making it yourself is that you can tweak it to your needs!
What’s your favorite way to use cinnamon sugar? Let me know in the comments below!
Let’s bake together! I’ll be walking you through all the steps in my written recipe and video below! If you try this recipe, be sure to tag me on Instagram, and you can also find me on YouTube and Facebook
How to Make Cinnamon Sugar
- 1½ Tablespoon ground cinnamon you can increase this to 2 Tbsp, but for me that is a bit spicy
- ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar
- Whisk together cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl until thoroughly combined.1½ Tablespoon ground cinnamon, ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar
- Store cinnamon sugar in an airtight container.
StoringStore in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Cinnamon sugar will keep for several months. I like to store (and gift) mine in these Weck tulip jars.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered an estimate only. Actual nutritional content will vary based upon brands used, measuring methods, cooking method, portion sizes, and more.