Cinnamon-Sugar Ratio

Cinnamon-sugar is a blend of ground cinnamon and granulated sugar that can be sprinkled on a wide variety of treats including funnel cakes, french toast, soft pretzels, snickerdoodles, buttery toast… you get the idea. You can buy a premade mix at the store, but why not save money and make your own cinnamon-sugar recipe at home?

Cinnamon-Sugar Recipe

When I was very young, mom used to make me cinnamon toast. Not just any cinnamon toast, though. She made a cinnamon toast house with windows and a door. To this day I consider it to be one of my favorite comfort foods when I’m sick, or even if I’ve just had a long day. It has crunch from the toast, a touch richness from the butter, and just the right amount cinnamon and sugar. I don’t add the windows and door, but it’s still just as soothing.

Cinnamon toast is only one of the many ways you can use this simple blend. A good cinnamon-sugar ratio is key to the best cinnamon buns, not to mention my snickerdoodles.

Mixing cinnamon and sugar in a small mason jar

While you can quickly eye out the mix without measuring, the cinnamon can quickly overpower the sweetness if you’re not careful. It’s good to start with a baseline.

Cinnamon-Sugar Ratio

Some of this is a matter of personal preference, but the standard ratio for an all-purpose cinnamon-sugar blend is 1 part cinnamon to 4 parts sugar. For a more prominent cinnamon flavor, you can adjust this to 1 part cinnamon to 3 parts sugar. Some types of cinnamon are more intense than others, which might also impact the ratio.

Some examples:

  • 1/4 cup cinnamon + 1 cup sugar (1:4 ratio)
  • 1/3 cup cinnamon + 1 cup sugar (1:3 ratio)

That’s it! You’re good to go.

The perfect cinnamon-sugar ratio

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Cinnamon-Sugar Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Make your own cinnamon-sugar blend with this quick recipe!
Course Kitchen Staples
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon-sugar
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 2 (1 1/4 cups total)
Calories 388
Author Jennifer Farley


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground cinnamon


  • Measure the sugar and cinnamon into a small bowl.
  • Mix together thoroughly with a fork or small whisk. Taste and adjust ratio to personal preference as needed. 
  • Use immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature.


Some types of cinnamon are more intense than others, which may impact the ratio that works best for your blend.


Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 100g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 99g

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About Jennifer Farley

Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine in Maryland, and has worked professionally as a line cook, pastry chef, and cooking instructor. Her cookbook, The Gourmet Kitchen, was published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

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