In this post, you’ll learn about the different types of cinnamon and how to make cinnamon sugar with my perfect ratio so you can use it in your delicious recipes! 

 Cinnamon and Sugar on a spoon.

Today I am sharing my perfect ratio to make cinnamon sugar recipe.   Let’s learn how you can use it.

What is Cinnamon Sugar?

  • It is a combination of cinnamon and sugar, that is either used as a filling such as in cinnamon rolls, bread, in other dessert recipes or as a topping on muffins, donuts, churros etc.  
  • You can flavor your drinks with this blend.
  • You can also make palmiers using my cinnamon sugar ratio instead of plain sugar.

Cinnamon and sugar in small bowl with a wooden background.

Why Should You Make This Homemade Mixture

  • This is a perfect ratio not too strong, not too light just the right ratio.
  • It is so simple to adjust this recipe to your taste, this is a good base recipe.
  • So easy to make, you just mix 2 ingredients, you don’t need to go to a store.

How to Store Cinnamon Sugar

You should keep cinnamon sugar in a cool, dark place.

Important Notes about Cinnamon Before the Ratios

While making cinnamon sugar, you should know that there are two types of cinnamon: Cassia and Ceylon. Most commonly, ground cinnamon that is used in recipes is made of Cassia which is stronger than Ceylon.  

Cassia type contains a compound that is called coumarin which is advised not to have more than 2 grams per day.  You can click the link to read in detail in Healthline’s article.   

Please be aware that if you are using Saigon it is also a type of Cassia. You can read more here

Cinnamon and sugar is mixed with a fork in a small bowl.

Cinnamon Sugar Ratio

I use 1:5 ratio.  For each 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, I use 5 teaspoons of granulated sugar

So;

  • 8 grams (1 tablespoon) of ground cinnamon
  • 70 grams (⅓ cup or 5 tablespoons) of granulated sugar

For a larger amount:

  • 24 grams (3 tablespoons) ground cinnamon
  • 210 grams (1 cup or 15 tablespoons) granulated sugar

Increasing or Decreasing The Ratio

If you are not using any cinnamon in a recipe other than cinnamon sugar, I don’t suggest lowering the cinnamon ratio so you can feel the cinnamon properly.  While I am writing this recipe, I am having my coffee with 1:5 ratio. I should tell you that this is the perfect ratio for me, no need to increase or lower the ratio.

On the other hand, let’s say you are making muffins and you’ll roll the muffins into the cinnamon sugar.  If you already have cinnamon in the muffin batter, you can change the ratio to 1:8 or more depending on how much cinnamon you are using in the batter.  

For example, while making my cinnamon crackers, I use cinnamon both in the dough and I also roll the dough on a cinnamon-sugar mixture and also sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top.  So I lower the cinnamon ratio there.   

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar

Place the sugar and cinnamon into a bowl or directly into the container you’ll use and mix with a fork or a small whisk.  If you are using a small jar, make sure to stir from the sides so there won’t be any unmixed part.

1:5 Cinnamon sugar ratio in a small bowl for a cinnamon sugar mixture.

Keep in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Take a note of the expiration date of the ingredients so you’ll know when your cinnamon sugar will expire.    

How to Make a Cinnamon Sugar in a small bowl.

Below you can find recipes with cinnamon sugar and check how it is used:

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar

You can use my cinnamon sugar ratio to use in your delicious recipes as a filling or a topping! You can also flavor your coffee with this delicious blend.

Author: Pastry and Beyond
Ingredients
Small Quantity
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 teaspoons granulated sugar
Large Quantity
  • 24 grams (3 tablespoons) ground cinnamon
  • 210 grams (1 cup) granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. Place the sugar and cinnamon into a bowl or into a container you’ll use. Mix with a fork or a small whisk.  If you are mixing in a small jar, make sure to stir from the sides so there won’t be any unmixed part.

  2. Keep in an airtight container at room temperature in a cool, dark place. Take a note of the expiration date of the ingredients so you’ll know when your cinnamon sugar will expire.   

Recipe Notes
  • If you are not using any cinnamon in a recipe other than cinnamon sugar, I don’t suggest lowering the cinnamon ratio so you can feel the cinnamon properly. 
  • If you are making muffins, donuts or other desserts and you already have cinnamon in the dough, you can change the ratio while covering them with cinnamon sugar to 1:8 or more depending on how much cinnamon you are using in the batter.  
How to Make Cinnamon Sugar

 

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar

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