Cinnamon sugar is a mixture that can be used as a component for many baked goods such as cinnamon roll filling, coating snickerdoodles and churros, topping Belgian waffles, and making cinnamon toast! Homemade cinnamon sugar is so easy to make there is no need to buy a pre-made mixture!

Cinnamon sugar mxiture in a jar

Cinnamon Sugar Overview

Skill Level: Beginner

A mixture of cinnamon sugar is a staple in any baker’s kitchen. It can be used as a filling for pastry and yeast doughs, as a coating for cookies, or dusted on as a topping.

While a cinnamon sugar mixture can be quickly mixed together without measuring, there are some standard ratios.

Standard Ratio

The ratio of cinnamon to sugar is truly up to the baker’s preference. A ratio of 1 part cinnamon to 4 parts sugar by volume is standard for an all-purpose cinnamon sugar blend. This ratio gives a moderate amount of cinnamon flavor without being overwhelming.

For uses where you want a very prominent cinnamon flavor, like cinnamon rolls for instance, a ratio of 1 part cinnamon to 3 parts sugar by volume works very well.

Cinnamon Sugar Uses

We also like to keep a batch sitting by our toaster in a dredge shaker. This way you are all set up for whenever you want to make cinnamon sugar toast! 


While it is traditional to use granulated sugar for this mixture, you can absolutely use brown sugar as well. This works best for fillings, I often use it for cinnamon rolls, rather than as a topping for things like sugar cookies or donuts.

Cinnamon sugar mxiture in a jar
Yield: About 1 1/4 Cups

Cinnamon Sugar Blend

Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 1 cup (7 oz, 196 gr) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup - 1/3 cup (1 oz-1.3 oz; 27 gr-36 gr) ground cinnamon (depending on preference of cinnamon strength)


  1. Mix the cinnamon sugar together with a fork or whisk.
  2. Store the mixture in an airtight container at room temperature.

This amount of cinnamon sugar is enough for one standard batch of cinnamon rolls (a batch that makes about 12 cinnamon rolls). 

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Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0