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Thursday, October 30, 2014

My Cinnamon Sugar “A-HA!” Moment

I have a spectacular kitchen tip for you today. One that I should have figured out ages ago. One you probably have already figured out yourself. BUT, in case you haven’t, here we go!

great cinnamon sugar storage tip from @janemaynard

My kids love cinnamon sugar on their wheat toast in the morning. I never have cinnamon sugar on hand because I could never figure out what kind of container to put it in. That means I make the lamest cinnamon sugar toast ever, with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled separately and haphazardly on top of the toast. My kids think it tastes good, but I know their toast could be sooooo much better.

great cinnamon sugar storage tip from @janemaynard

I started thinking maybe I would start ordering cinnamon sugar from Penzey’s so that the cinnamon sugar would have its own container, but that felt a little over the top (even though I know the cinnamon blend they use must taste divine). And then, finally, it dawned on me – I can just use an old cinnamon jar to store my own homemade cinnamon sugar! DUH! A-HA! HOW HAD I NEVER THOUGHT OF THIS BEFORE? This idea is genius because you don’t have to buy something separate to store the cinnamon sugar in, the jar comes with a shaker top, and it fits in the spice cupboard perfectly.

great cinnamon sugar storage tip from @janemaynard

Also, a 2.2 ounce spice bottle is just the right size to mix 1/4 cup of sugar with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. There’s enough space left in the jar to shake it all together but you have a mostly full jar at the end.

ALSO, if you follow the Pioneer Woman’s technique for making cinnamon toast using an English muffin, you will die and go to heaven. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


  1. 1

    you should try the cinnamon/sugar grinder from trader joes. crystals of cinnamon and sugar…just twist right on top of your toast!

  2. 2
    Rachel U

    ok pioneer woman’s cinnamon toast recipe is THEBEST. seriously so good!

  3. 3
    Jenna H

    What a great tip! I am going to try this!

  4. I always do this because it’s what my mom did! I probably never would have thought of it myself though 🙂

  5. 5

    For some reason, I had forgotten about your site until today while walking through Costco and trying to remember the yummy Tuscan Tomato Soup recipe to figure out what I needed to buy. Anyways, glad I remembered and will be checking more often. On to the cinnamon sugar…my mom had a jar for it (still has the same one today!). I can’t remember what I used to use (probably a cinnamon jar), but one day I splurged at Penzey’s so that I could have a pretty jar that said Cinnamon Sugar!

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