Creating the perfect Cinnamon Sugar Ratio is easy. In just a couple of minutes, you can have a jar of this delicious spice mixture to use in everything from toast to gooey cinnamon rolls!
Growing up, a favorite treat of mine was making a piece of toast and topping it with a little bit of butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar mix. It was such a fun treat and was the perfect balance of sweetness and warmth. I loved making it in the morning, or even as a late-night snack.
From cinnamon toast to churros, this simple yet irresistible combination has been a favorite and a go-to seasoning for many delicious recipes. But getting the perfect cinnamon sugar ratio is tricky. too much cinnamon and it's overpowering. Too much sugar and it becomes way too sweet. I think this ratio of cinnamon sugar is the perfect blend for any recipe that calls for this mixture.
Why This Recipe Works
- Quick and easy. This is the easiest recipe you can make and takes all of 2 minutes. Simply mix the two ingredients and store the seasoning blend in spice jars until you need it.
- Customizable. While I think this is the perfect ratio, making your own cinnamon sugar mixture allows you to tailor it to your personal preference.
- So useful. It seems silly, but having a premade mix of this spice mixture is incredibly useful. I love making a quick batch of cinnamon sugar to use on cinnamon sugar toast, in Cinnamon Raisin Bread, on Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels, and even in pie crust. There are so many different ways you can use this simple mixture
As you might expect, just two simple ingredients are used in this recipe.
- Cinnamon. You can find a variety of cinnamons at specialty spice shops, but I just use the standard kind found at grocery stores.
- Sugar. White sugar is typically used for this mixture, although I've listed a couple of variations below.
How To Make The Perfect Cinnamon Sugar Ratio
Here's how to make this easy cinnamon sugar recipe:
- Combine. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of sugar and 4 tablespoons of ground cinnamon.
- Mix. Mix well using a small whisk to ensure an even distribution of both ingredients.
- Store. Transfer the mixture to a glass jar or airtight container to preserve its freshness. Store the cinnamon sugar blend in a cool, dry place for up to 2 years.
This easy recipe ensures a long shelf life, allowing you to enjoy the perfect ratio of cinnamon sugar whenever the craving strikes.
The Perfect Cinnamon Sugar Ratio
This may be a bit subjective, but for me, the perfect ratio is 1 cup of white sugar and 4 tablespoons of ground cinnamon. If you like your cinnamon sugar a bit spicier, try adding an additional tablespoon of cinnamon. Want it a little more sugary? Reduce the cinnamon to 3 tablespoons. Play around with the mixture to find your ideal cinnamon sugar ratio. There's really no "wrong way" to make this blend of cinnamon and sugar.
Variations And Substitutions
While the standard ratio here works great, feel free to tailor the recipe to your taste.
- Adjust the ratio. Some prefer a bit less cinnamon for a milder flavor, while others enjoy a bolder kick. Test out the ratio yourself and mix up the combination of cinnamon and sugar to find one that's perfect for you.
- Try different sugars. Experiment with brown sugar for a rich and complex taste.
- Experiment with a different type of cinnamon. This recipe uses a basic Cassia cinnamon you can find at any local grocery store, but you could try other varieties, such as Ceylon or Saigon for a more unique flavor.
- Add some other spices. For a hint of savory, add a pinch of kosher salt to the mix. Or, experiment by adding other spices to mix it up: cardamom, nutmeg or allspice could be great additions. There are tons of different spices you can experiment with for different flavor combinations!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can! Dark brown sugar will add a richer, molasses-like flavor to your blend.
Ceylon cinnamon is milder and sweeter, while Saigon cinnamon has a stronger, spicier flavor. Explore your spice aisle and experiment with different types of cinnamon to find your best flavor.
The best way to store this cinnamon sugar blend is in a glass jar or an airtight container. You can use an old, emptied-out spice shaker or bottle, a small mason jar, or even your salt cellar if it's something you'll be using often.
Homemade cinnamon sugar keeps for up to 2 years if stored properly.
Of course, one of my favorite ways to use this delicious mixture is to sprinkle cinnamon sugar onto a simple piece of toast, but there are lots of ways to use this delicious blend, as either a topping or main ingredient. Here are a few ideas:
On ice cream or Greek yogurt
Cinnamon raisin bread
Cinnamon Sugar pretzels
I love making my own cinnamon sugar mixture. It's perfect for adding to my favorite recipes and is such a childhood favorite of mine when sprinkled on toast.
If you try this Cinnamon Sugar Ratio, let me know what you think, and your favorite ways of using it in the comments below! And don't forget to tag me @frontrangefed on Instagram - I love to see your creations!
The BEST Cinnamon Sugar Ratio (Quick And Easy)
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- In a small bowl, add the cup of sugar and the four tablespoons of cinnamon. Mix well to combine.
- Store the cinnamon sugar mixture in a glass jar or air-tight container for up to 2 years.