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Easy Cinnamon Sugar (The Best Ratio)

Add a sweet touch to your baked goods with homemade cinnamon sugar. Sugary and spiced, a sprinkle of this will make everything taste nice.

Think buttery French toast, fresh-from-the-oven muffins, or homemade donut holes.

Seriously, there’s nothing cinnamon sugar won’t complement.

Easy Cinnamon Sugar (The Best Ratio) featuring Homemade Cinnamon Sugar in a Snap Lid Jar

Cinnamon Sugar

Craving something sweet, comforting, and simple? Cinnamon sugar is your solution. 

It’s a versatile, sugary spice mix you can use as a topping or flavor enhancer. 

And with just two pantry staples, you can whip up this cozy classic in minutes. Seriously, it’s as simple as it gets. 

Do you have cinnamon? Check. 

How about granulated sugar? Double check. Well, you can make it right now!

Add a spoonful to oatmeal, sprinkle it on toast, or use it in cinnamon desserts. You can’t go wrong!

It keeps for a long time, too. So you can make a big batch to keep on hand for whenever the craving strikes.

Heck, I’ve even used it in my coffee!

So what are you waiting for? Whip up cinnamon sugar for you and the family today!

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar on a Spoon Over a Glass Jar With More Cinnamon Sugar


Cinnamon sugar is about as simple as it gets. All of the ingredients are right there in the name. 

So here’s what you need to know about each:

  • Sugar- Granulated sugar works best. Other sugars can work. But they will vary in sweetness (you can adjust the sweetness). 
  • Cinnamon- This spice gives the mix warmth and flavor. You can try any variety you like. Just be sure to use ground cinnamon.  

Different Types of Cinnamon

Ground cinnamon is one of the main stars of this mix. After all, there are only two ingredients. But which type should you use? 

Here are my top recommendations.

  • Cassia Cinnamon: A widely available variety with a spicy flavor. 
  • Ceylon Cinnamon: Also called “true cinnamon,” it is very high-quality. It has a delicate, sweet taste.
  • Saigon Cinnamon: Spicy and sweet, this cinnamon has a powerful aroma and flavor.

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar 

Whipping up a batch of cinnamon sugar is as easy as pie! Actually, it’s even more effortless than that.

Here’s how to make it:

1. Measure. Add 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon to a small bowl.

2. Mix. Whisk the sugar and cinnamon together until combined.

3. Eat. Add cinnamon and sugar to anything that needs something sweet.

Homemade Donuts Covered in Homemade Cinnamon Sugar on a Plate on a Marble Countertop with Cinnamon Sticks

Best Cinnamon Sugar Ratio 

Like all recipes, finding the right balance of ingredients is vital. The sweet spot is using a 1:4 ratio of cinnamon to sugar.

Start there, then adjust it to your taste preference as you need. Add a little at a time until it’s how you like. 

Tips and Tricks 

Cinnamon sugar is one of the first things I learned to make as a kid. So, I’ve picked up on a few things over the years. 

Here are a few helpful pointers:

  • Make a small batch. This recipe makes 10 tablespoons. So, you can cut the recipe in half if you only need a little.
  • Try different cinnamon varieties. Each type has a unique flavor profile. Mix it up and see which one you like for what recipe. 
  • Adjust the ratios. Everyone’s taste preference differs. So, use the quantities as a starting point. And adjust it to your liking. 
  • Be mindful of how you store it. Storing the mix well will prolong the shelf life. Be sure to use clean, dry jars and keep them in a dark, cool space. 
  • Make it sugar-free. Swap out the granulated sugar for a zero-sugar sweetener like Stevia.
  • Try it on different things. The fun thing about this mix is its versatility. So get creative and have fun experimenting. 
Homemade Churros Dusted With Homemade Cinnamon Sugar on a Newspaper with Cinnamon Sugar in a Dusting Sieve Beside It

Ways to Use Cinnamon Sugar 

Cinnamon sugar on buttered toast was my favorite as a kid. The sweet, caramelized topping is the best.

But don’t stop there!

Cinnamon sugar is so versatile. The options are practically endless. Here are a handful of my favorite ways to enjoy it. 

  • Stir it into oatmeal.

How to Store 

The great thing about cinnamon sugar is it’s easy to store. And it has a long shelf life.

Store cinnamon sugar in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. A mason jar or spice jar works well.

It will keep for up to 2 years. Keep in mind, though, that spice quality declines with time. So the sooner you eat it, the better. 

Easy Cinnamon Sugar (The Best Ratio)

This homemade cinnamon sugar is delicious and versatile. It’s perfect on toast, doughnuts, churros, oatmeal, waffles, and more! Best part? It is easy to make!


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon


  • In a small bowl, whisk sugar and cinnamon until well combined.
  • Enjoy immediately, or store in an airtight jar in your pantry for up to 2 years.
Cinnamon Sugar

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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