Learn how to make the perfect cinnamon sugar recipe with the best ratio of only two ingredients!
Enjoy this sweet, fragrant addition to your favorite fall desserts, sweet bread, cinnamon toast, and even coffee with the perfect cinnamon sugar ratio.
Lately, I’ve been sharing some of my favorite spice mix recipes. Fall spices have been on my mind.
I recently made several different spice blends including mulling spices, bread dipping spices, Cajun seasoning, and a poultry seasoning blend. These are the perfect spice blends to keep in your pantry for sweet, and savory dishes.
I love having my spice mixes and baking mixes prepared ahead of time, ready for any last minute baking or surprise company.
On a whim, I can make a dessert or quickly prepare a breakfast of buttered toast with cinnamon and sugar using my homemade pre-mixed spice combinations. It might just be one of my favorite time-saving hacks.
If you love sweet little breakfast treats as much as we do, don’t miss my incredible fried biscuit donuts! They could not be easier and they might be the BEST way to use this cinnamon sugar mixture!
Table of Contents
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Ground Cinnamon – Cinnamon is one of the most common spices used in baked goods and breakfast items. Buying a quality cinnamon is important so this ingredient has a chance to truly shine. Ceylon is a popular cinnamon that tends to be high quality, but anything you have on hand will work.
- Granulated White Sugar – Traditional white granulated sugar works best for a classic cinnamon sugar blend.
- Use brown sugar or cane sugar if you’d prefer a different texture and flavor profile.
- Add a teaspoon of nutmeg for more of a fall flavor to your cinnamon sugar blend.
How to Make
- Thoroughly combine sugar and ground cinnamon in a glass mixing bowl with a fork or small whisk.
- Scoop or funnel into a spice jar.
- Enjoy in your favorite recipes!
- Homemade seasoning blends make the most beautiful gift. Tucked into a pretty jar and tied with a ribbon, it’s a charming presentation, and so wonderful to give and receive!
- During the holidays, I love to make candied nuts and use my cinnamon and sugar spice to replace the plain sugar. The warm nuts taste of Christmas and are the perfect appetizer for holiday parties, or topped on salads to give them a festive feel.
- Of course, the beauty of making your own mixes is that it is completely customizable. If you prefer a stronger cinnamon flavor then you are welcome to add more cinnamon. I recommend adding only one or two tablespoons of cinnamon at a time and testing your mixture. You can always add more later!
- While spices don’t go bad, they can lose their potency over time. Choose a fresh cinnamon for the highest quality blend.
Make More (or Less!)
Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!
Frequently Asked Questions
Cinnamon is a spice that stands all on its own. Cinnamon sugar is a blend of ground cinnamon and granulated sugar, which is used in many baked goods and classic kitchen treats.
This simple seasoning blend can store in a cool dark place (your pantry or cabinets, for example) for up to two years.
Cinnamon Sugar Ratio
The perfect ratio is highly debatable, of course. It’s a personal preference, and you’re free to experiment all you’d like!
After trying many variations in the kitchen over the years, we think this is the best balance of savory cinnamon to sweetness.
The best cinnamon and sugar ratio is 1:4. One part cinnamon to four parts sugar.
- 1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon + 4 Tablespoons of Sugar
- ¼ Cup of Cinnamon + 1 Cup of Sugar
I’ve found this to be the most agreeable cinnamon sugar ratio of sweetness to spice for our family and friends. It also lends itself well to every recipe!
The recipes are endless for this easy spice blend. It can be as simple as sprinkling some over buttered toast (my childhood favorite), or French Toast, to using it in your favorite homemade coffee cake recipe.
- Blend it into softened butter to make incredible spiced butter.
- Cinnamon Muffins are a delicious treat for brunch or dessert.
- Add to pretzels.
- Top soft pretzels with melted butter then sprinkle it on.
- Blend it into Vanilla Ice Cream.
- Sprinkle in these homemade cinnamon rolls. Breakfast has never been better.
- Apple Cider Donut Holes
- Easy Apple Pie Oatmeal
- Baked Doughnuts
- Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
- Brush butter on leftover pastry or pie crust, sprinkle and bake.
- Cinnamon Roll Bread is so easy to make, and topped with cinnamon and sugar!
- Spritz a little olive oil onto chips, toss and bake 3 minutes for Cinnamon Chips.
How to Store
This spice mixture will store for up to two years, when kept in a cool dark place. Your pantry or cupboard are great storage places.
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Classic Cinnamon Sugar Recipe
- ¼ cup cinnamon
- 1 cup white granulated sugar granulated
- Thoroughly combine sugar and ground cinnamon in a glass mixing bowl.
- Scoop or funnel into a spice jar.
- Adjust the ratio to your preference
- Store in an airtight container
Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.
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