Wooden bowl of sugar with cinnamon sticks on top
The Ideal Ratio For Perfectly Balanced Cinnamon Sugar
For homemade cinnamon sugar that has a spiced warmth and complex yet delicate flavor, follow a four-to-one ratio of sugar to cinnamon.
For example, add 2 tablespoons of cinnamon to a half cup of sugar. From there you can alter the ratio depending on your preferences, and then store it in an airtight container.
While cinnamon sugar lasts almost indefinitely, cinnamon will lose its potency over time, so it may be best to make smaller batches as needed.
You can use white, brown or turbinado sugar, but the latter two may have limited uses based on their flavors and textures. You can also add a bit of salt to enhance the flavors.
You can use any cinnamon from mildly sweet Ceylon cinnamon, or "true cinnamon," to strong, spicy Saigon or slightly bitter Cassia cinnamon, which is most readily available.