This is the best way to make homemade cinnamon sugar. Perfect for dusting buttered toast, encrusting french toast or rolling muffins in.
There’s a million different ways to use this spiced sugar; sprinkled on buttered toast, tortilla chips or chimichangas. You could encrust your french toast, swirl it into pancake muffins, coat almonds in it, roll pumpkin or nutmeg spiced muffins in it. And that’s naming just a few.
And yes, there is such a thing as a perfect ratio. You can’t just go throwing the two in a bowl and calling it good.
To Make Homemade Cinnamon Sugar You Will Need:
- granulated sugar -however brown sugar would work too!
- ground cinnamon
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Measure and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon into a bowl.
Whisk together until there is no more lumps.
My sister (Hi Julie!) game me this baby whisk attached to my Christmas present just this past holiday. She told me she thinks it’s an ornament. No way! It’s a spice whisk now.
Want a more subtle cinnamon sugar?
Although this is called cinnamon sugar (and not sugar cinnamon 😉 ) I can understand that some may want a more mild cinnamon sugar. Try using 2 teaspoons cinnamon (in replace of 2 tablespoons) for a subtle cinnamon flavor.
Don’t forget to check out my other spices and seasoning blends!
Enjoy! And if you give this Homemade recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!
Perfect Cinnamon Sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- Add sugar and cinnamon to a bowl. Use a fork or small whisk to combine, breaking up any clumps.
- Store in a glass jar or any container with a tight-fitting lid for a few months.
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Ha! Love it! Now I must find the mini whisk! so cute lol thank you 😀
Hi Renee! I think you can find them at Sur la Table! 🙂
I have tons of little whisks like this for mixing color at the salon. Maybe try a beauty supply!
FYI, you can find the mini whisks on Amazon. Very reasonable and a wide selection.
Thank you so much for this easy recipe! It made our baking so much easier.
Happy to hear it, Naomi!
I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but didn’t have a good recipe until I found this one!! They are delicious! I did alter the recipe a bit. I didn’t have molasses, so I left it out. I only added 1/4 white sugar and only used about 3/4 chocolate chips and they were plenty sweet and had plenty of chocolate chips in each cookie!
Another thing I did is I didn’t chill them for 45 minutes. It was probably about 10 minutes, because I was impatient! The first batch was a little flat. The second two batches I formed the dough cookies into small hockey pucks when I made the first batch ones and then put them in the fridge, while the first batch was baking. The second and third batches were thicker and chewier. Overall awesome cookies and I definitely recommend them!!!
Hi Jess! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe!
If you need a recipe for cinnamon and sugar, stay outta the kitchen! And please do have children!!
Oops, too late! I already have a 2 year old and am currently pregnant with our second. Thanks for the advice, though! I didn’t realize wanting the proper measurements for my cinnamon sugar topping on my cheesecake was such a crime, but thank you for informing us all! Happy Holidays, Andy!
My mini whisk is my go to. I bought is years ago at the fair and haven’t been able to find another one.
So what is the ratio if we’re not using your cups, etc. or making different amounts? It looks to me like 1 part cinnamon to 5 parts sugar? Am I right? Thank you in advance!
There’s 16 tablespoons within 1 cup so she’s suggesting a 1:4 ratio. One part cinnamon to 4 parts sugar.
5 stars!!! Finally someone who likes more cinnamon in the ratio!
This recipe will delight your taste buds, but don’t be fooled by its simplicity-the flavor is sensational! The best part is that the cinnamon sugar flavor is versatile, so feel free to experiment with different spices or sugars. Ingredients: -1 cup granulated white sugar -½ cup ground cinnamon -1 tsp salt Instructions: 1)Combine sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. 2)Pour mixture onto a large baking sheet. 3)Use a fork or spoon to spread mixture evenly around pan until sugar is pulled up by the fork. 4)Bake mixture at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, stirring every 3-5 minutes.
Do you really need a whole article and a recipe to know how to mix cinnamon and sugar? Has the public really become this fucking stupid?
Do you really need to post a whole comment to mix condescension and vulgarity?
Have you really become this effing petty?
Baking requires accurate measurements for best results, so having the proper ratio for something even as simple as sugar and cinnamon is helpful. Why are you even here if it is not relevant to you?
Fantastic! So happy to have the ratio. I usually sprinkle each separately daily but have been wanting a combo and so happy to come across your recipe. My mom used the old Domino sugar and cinnamon in a glass bear shaker in the early 1960s. They don’t sell it that way anymore in the vintage bear shaker but other spice makers sell the combo in regular spice jars. It just makes sense (and cents!) to make it ourselves. Thanks very much.
I have been using cinnamon sugar on Toast for yrs. My son loves it also. I just judge how much cinnamon to put in the sugar. Then I put it in a empty spice bottle.
Good to know that someone else makes it. lol
Thank you so much for the recipe. I was never sure how much of each to use and my experiments were sometimes way off. I’m amazed at the negative comments on this.☹️. It’s so sad that there are people with so little to do that they resort to silly criticisms. They should be making cinnamon toast or something.
I’ve been making cinnamon toast all my life, but the last I had it best, it was made by someone that actually new the portions of both. Is it difficult, no, not once you know how much of each ingredient to mix. TY, just had cinnamon toast for dinner and happier for it. My common sense led me to posting a thank you.
I had toast with cinnamon sugar at an older relative’s home. I had it when I was younger but forgot about it. Delicious! I didn’t know the ratio but started with 4:1. The 1/2 c. to 2 T. in a metal shaker I bought is perfect. Thank you for the ratio!
Love this sight. Was looking for good cinnamon mix. Thank you!
really loving all things cinnamon-spiced lately!!! adore this simple recipe to bake into my gluten free breads & top baked sweet potato slices! Can’t wait to explore more