Cinnamon is, by far, the most popular sweet spice. This DIY 3-ingredient syrup is an instant way to add this favorite flavor to a variety of drinks and foods. Like my Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup, this is incredibly easy to make and use.
So many uses! The sky’s the limit, but here are a few of my favorite uses for this versatile, sweet syrup:
- stir into coffee and lattes, hot tea, and hot cider
- stir into iced tea, apple juice, or any juice for that matter
- stir into cocktails and autumn sangria
- stir into oatmeal and yogurt
- blend into smoothies and milk shakes
- drizzle on pancakes or waffles
- drizzle on ice cream
Nutritional Information (per teaspoon): 16 Calories, 0g fat, 4.2g carbs, 4.2g sugars, 0g protein, 0g fiber; Weight Watchers SmartPoints: 1
Step 1. Assemble the ingredients:
- cinnamon sticks
- granulated sugar
view on Amazon: cinnamon sticks
Step 2. Add ingredients to a small saucepan. Bring mixture to boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce to low and slowly simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. If you want a thicker syrup, simmer it for another 10 minutes, or even longer if you like.
Step 3. Remove from heat and cool in pan for 1 hour.
Step 4. Pour through fine wire mesh strainer to remove any bits of cinnamon.
- view on Amazon: wire mesh strainer
Done! Store in a jar in refrigerator for 1-2 months. You can also store it in a syrup dispenser for easy use. You may leave the cinnamon sticks in the jar, if desired, to develop stronger cinnamon flavor as it sits in the refrigerator.
I use this syrup for flavoring autumn sangria and cocktails. It’s also perfect for sweetening oatmeal with cinnamon flavor.
Try adding a spoonful of this syrup to a cup of hot tea or cider–yum!
Make it a Yummy day!