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Cinnamon Sugar

A lot of recipes call for cinnamon sugar sprinkled over the top. You can certainly buy it premade, but homemade is always better! You can create the ratio YOU enjoy.

Whether you’re making baked cinnamon tortilla chips or adding cinnamon sugar to your favorite banana bread recipe, you’ll love today’s tips and tricks on how to make it and store it!

Bag of sugar, shaker of cinnamon, and a silver container to combine them in.

Uses for cinnamon sugar?

  • Cinnamon sugar can be used in multiple ways. It can be used to top breads, muffins, snickerdoodle cookies, cakes, churros, coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, and other recipes.

What type of sugar should I use?

  • Traditionally cinnamon sugar is made using granulated sugar. However, in a pinch you can use powdered sugar or brown sugar if you are out of granulated sugar.

How long will cinnamon sugar keep?

  • If you store your cinnamon sugar in an airtight container it will last for 2 years or more. Sugar technically never spoils as long as it remains dry, but after two years it may take on a more stale flavor, as well the cinnamon will lose it’s spiciness.
  • Store sugar in a small mason jar or one of these Sugar Shakers!

How do I measure cinnamon sugar?

Two strengths of cinnamon sugar mix in two clear glass bowls.

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar

Full strength cinnamon sugar is good for some recipes where you want a strong cinnamon flavor. However, if you prefer a lighter cinnamon flavor, then adjust your recipe accordingly.

Full Strength Cinnamon Sugar

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 2 T ground cinnamon

Directions:

  • Add sugar and cinnamon to mixing bowl.
  • Stir till they are thoroughly mixed.
  • Store in airtight container.

Lighter Flavor Cinnamon Sugar

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 2 t ground cinnamon

Directions:

  • Add sugar and cinnamon to mixing bowl.
  • Stir till they are thoroughly mixed.
  • Store in airtight container.
Cinnamon sugar sprinkled on a toasted bagel.

Cinnamon Sugar Recipes:

More Baking Basics

Yield: ½ cup

Cinnamon Sugar

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

A lot of recipes call for cinnamon sugar sprinkled over the top. You can certainly buy it premade, but homemade is always better! You can create the ratio YOU enjoy.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Add sugar and cinnamon to mixing bowl. Stir until they are thoroughly mixed.
  2. Store in airtight container.

Notes

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 tsp

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on January 10, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. Thanks for the Cinnamon Sugar recipe, but what does Serving size 1 mean (for calories): 1 t., 1T., 1 recipe?

    Mary

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