How to make easy Cinnamon Sugar that is great for baked treats, toast, or anything you want a sweet topping for.
I love to add Cinnamon Sugar to my toast, pancakes, french toast, and really anything.
One thing I have found is you have to get a great balance between the cinnamon and sugar. The cinnamon can overpower the mix if you add in too much. The perfect ratio of cinnamon to sugar is really up to you.
The recipe below is the best cinnamon sugar ratio we have made.
We love using this on cinnamon toast, buttered toast, crescent rolls, or really any warm baked good that needs just a little bit more flavor.
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We recently used this mix on these Pie Crust Cookies! The perfect cinnamon flavor for the cookies.
This tastes amazing on pretzels, warm popcorn, French toast, pancakes, cookies, honestly all the things! This is perfect on our childhood favorite cinnamon toast!
- Ground Cinnamon
- Granulated Sugar
We use white sugar but you can easily make this with brown sugar also.
Small whisk - I love these mini whisks for combining spices and seasoning. You can also use a fork if you don't have a mini whisk.
Small Bowl - Depending on how big of batches you are making you may need a bigger bowl.
Small lidded jar - I use a small mason jar to store my cinnamon sugar mix.
I am going to be honest and say that this mix is always close in the kitchen. It is just so perfect on so many things.
Storage - You can store this in a spice jar so you have it ready whenever you need it. Make sure to use an airtight container to preserve the flavor.
You can lower the amount of cinnamon if you want to change up the flavor.
For a larger serving you can use 4 tablespoon of cinnamon to a cup of sugar.
The recipe card below can be adapted for smaller or larger batches. Just move the serving size up or down.
Ways to use Cinnamon Sugar
Snickerdoodle Cookies - This makes the perfect topping for these epic cookies
Bacon - Sprinkle on raw bacon before baking to make a sweet candied bacon
Cinnamon Rolls - We love using this in our semi-homemade cinnamon rolls
Pretzels - We love making cinnamon sugar pretzels
Crescents - We make cute holiday cinnamon and sugar crescents in fun shapes
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot - Rim the shot glass for a sweet garnish
Apple Cider Margarita - Rim the margarita glass for a fun look
Cinnamon Toast - My favorite childhood snack. Did you know Cinnamon toast was first mentioned in the 1600s as a childhood favorite.
Oatmeal - Sprinkle on your morning oatmeal or porridge
Waffles - Add to the Bisquick Waffle Mix or sprinkle over the top.
Apples - Sprinkle over sliced apple or make baked apples.
Pie Crust Cookies - use leftover pie dough to make epic cookies.
Apple Cider Donut cake - Sprinkle over the cake for epic flavor.
Candied Pecans - Make epic crockpot candied pecans the perfect DIY Gift
Ice Cream - Sprinkle over your favorite ice cream for more flavor.
Crepes - The perfect breakfast treat
Churros - No other words are needed! Hello yum!
Homemade Whipped Cream - Take the flavor to the next level
Popcorn - Spritz with butter spray and then toss with this epic combination
Donut Holes - Roll donut holes in this mix for a fun coating
Air Fryer Donuts - We love to toss air fryer doughnuts in this mix.
Greek Yogurt - Swirl into yogurt for a great breakfast.
Muffins - Make snickerdoodle muffins with this great spice mixture.
Pumpkin Spice Donuts - top with this sweet spice mixture for a farm stand favorite.
There are so many ways to use this epic Cinnamon Sugar ratio!
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How to make Cinnamon Sugar
- Add cinnamon and sugar to a medium bowl. Whisk together until combined evenly.