How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Pantry

Every kitchen needs a jar of cinnamon sugar on hand!

It is one of the easiest, sweetest ways to Like all kinds of delicious foods! Sprinkle a little sweetness on a piece of toast, or roll up a tortilla with butter.

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An Easy Blend

  • Skip the store-bought version, homemade easy and much cheaper to make.
  • You can change the recipe and use more or less sugar or cinnamon (or even a powdered sweetener if you prefer).
  • Make a double batch because cinnamon sugar has SO many delicious uses!
  • Superfine sugar mixes easier with the ground cinnamon powder but any kind will work.

VARIATIONS Use equal amounts of Swerve (erythritol) as a sugar substitute. Try mixing in a dash of ground nutmeg it even pumpkin pie spice for something extra!

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar

It doesn’t get any easier than this one-and-done recipe!

  1. Mix 1/2 c sugar and 2 tbs cinnamon (printable recipe below) in a small bowl.
  2. Place in a container with a tight-fitting lid.

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Ways to Use Cinnamon Sugar

Cinnamon sugar makes nearly everything tastes so sweet and savory!

My favorite dessert growing up was a bowl of white rice with butter and cinnamon sugar on top. Simple comfort food.

  • Toast: Sprinkle it on buttered toast.
  • Fruit: Sprinkle over sliced apples or even into apple sauce.
  • Oatmeal: Top onto Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (or any oatmeal recipe).
  • Breakfast Foods: It’s great on waffles, pancakes, muffins or french toast.
  • Have it as an ice cream topper or over rice pudding.
  • Sprinkle on homemade Churros or air fryer donuts.
  • Quick Bread: Sprinkle over cinnamon bread!

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How to Store

Cinnamon sugar is easily available when kept in a shaker jar with a lid. Keep it in a pantry and shake vigorously before each use. Cinnamon sugar will keep about two months.

What do you sprinkle Cinnamon Sugar on? Leave a comment below! 

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Review Recipe

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Cinnamon Sugar is a 2 ingredient sweet treat, perfect for toast, oatmeal, or apples!
Print Recipe


  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon


  • Mix ingredients in a small bowl until fully combined.
  • Store in an airtight container for 1 month.

Recipe Notes

White sugar can be replaced with an equal amount of brown sugar or sweetener of your choice.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 53, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 9mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 6IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Pantry

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