Cinnamon sugar topping is quick and easy topping for dressing up everything from donuts to French toast and oatmeal to tapioca pudding.

A bowl of cinnamon sugar topping.
Table of Contents
  1. Ingredient notes
  2. Instructions
  3. Recipe tips and variations
  4. Cinnamon Sugar Topping Recipe

Ingredient notes

  • Standard ratio: Use a 4-to-1 ratio (1 cup sugar to ¼ cup cinnamon) for most recipes (donuts, churros, French toast, cookies, etc.).
  • More cinnamon: For a stronger cinnamon flavor, use a 3-to-1 ratio (1 cup sugar to ⅓ cup cinnamon).

Instructions

  • Combine the sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl or the jar you plan to store it and mix well. Any lumps can be broken up with a fork or small whisk.

Recipe tips and variations

French toast sticks on a plate.

Sprinkle cinnamon sugar topping on

A bowl of cinnamon sugar topping.

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

Cinnamon sugar topping is quick and easy topping for dressing up everything from donuts to French toast and oatmeal to tapioca pudding.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 1 min
Servings 20 tablespoons
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 46

Ingredients 

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

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl, whisk together granulated sugar and cinnamon. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

  1. Standard ratio: Use a 4-to-1 ratio (1 cup sugar to ¼ cup cinnamon) for most recipes (donuts, churros, French toast, cookies, etc.).
  2. More cinnamon: For a stronger cinnamon flavor, use a 3-to-1 ratio (1 cup sugar to ⅓ cup cinnamon).
  3. Yield: One recipe makes 1 ¼ cups cinnamon sugar topping.
  4. Small batch: If you need just a small amount for sprinkling, use ¼ cup sugar + 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
  5. Storage: Store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid or a container with holes for sprinkling for at least a few months at room temperature.
  6. Perfect for: French toast, granola, muffins, cookies, cinnamon rolls, graham crackers, nuts, apple crisp, and pumpkin pie.

Nutrition

Calories: 46kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
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