Cheat Codes: Cinnamon Sugar
Some things are so easy to make yourself that I’m always shocked that people would pay money to have other people make it for them. One such item is cinnamon sugar. For as long as I can remember we’ve had a container of cinnamon sugar in my house that my mom would mix together herself.
I was absolutely confounded when I saw small bottles of pre-made cinnamon sugar for sale in the grocery store. Cinnamon and sugar are both cooking staples you should already keep on hand, so why buy more of something you already have, and pay more for someone else to mix it up for you?
It is absurdly easy to make your own cinnamon sugar. Take a container, any size you’d like, just make sure it has a lid. Put in some sugar. Put in some cinnamon, and stir to combine (or if the lid seals well enough, close up and shake). Too much cinnamon? Add some more sugar. Too much sugar? Add some more cinnamon. The ratio of cinnamon to sugar can be whatever you want it to be when you make it yourself. You really can’t go wrong.
So what can you do with it once you have your container of cinnamon sugar? Lots of things! You can use it on toast, both regular and French. If you want to be fancy you can
use it in apple cinnamon pancakes. It’s a nice addition to oatmeal, and I’ve even added it to vanilla Greek yogurt. When I was a kid I used to dip apple slices in it.
So to summarize: cinnamon sugar is super easy to make yourself and has multiple yummy uses in the kitchen. Oh! And, unless moisture gets in the container somehow, it doesn’t go bad. Even if the cinnamon does lose some potency, you can just add more!