Make this easy cinnamon simple syrup to add to mocktails or cocktails, to sweeten coffee drinks, or to drizzle on pancakes, waffles or French Toast instead of maple syrup! Cinnamon latte, anyone?
❤️ Why you'll love this recipe
- It's quick to make! In less than 10 minutes, you'll have a beautiful, cinnamon-infused simple syrup to add a warm spicy element to mocktails and cocktails.
- Love dusting your morning coffee with cinnamon? Try this homemade cinnamon syrup in your java instead.
- Apple French Toast or blueberry pancakes topped with cinnamon syrup? Yes, please!
- Homemade is best-made! No additives to avoid.
🛒 Ingredients and substitutions
This cinnamon-infused simple syrup needs only 3 ingredients:
- water: Use filtered water if it's available or feel free to use tap water.
- sweetener: A bartender's traditional simple syrup is made with granulated sugar. You can use white sugar or brown sugar or you could also use Monkfruit sweetener to keep this syrup Keto-friendly.
- cinnamon: I use fresh whole cinnamon sticks. If the ones you have been hanging around in your kitchen cabinet for many months, it may be time to buy some fresh ones! You'll want to get the most flavour from them to make this cinnamon syrup. You could use ground cinnamon, but as it doesn't dissolve, you would need to strain it using a fine mesh strainer, so I recommend using the sticks.
🔪 How to make cinnamon simple syrup
Here are step-by-step instructions to make this recipe perfectly.
Start by combining equal parts of water and sugar in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the sugar has completely dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil.
Add the broken cinnamon sticks, turn the heat down, place a lid on the pan and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and let it sit for an hour or longer to allow the cinnamon flavour to infuse into the syrup.
Remove the cinnamon sticks and transfer the syrup to a sterilized container with a lid.
🔁 Possible Variations
Add a teaspoon or two of pure vanilla extract to the syrup after you remove the pan from the heat.
👍🏼 Helpful Tips
To sterilize your glass container, pour boiling water over it in the sink, or run it through a cycle in your dishwasher.
Cinnamon syrup will last for up to a month if kept in a closed container in the fridge.
🍽 Ways to use cinnamon simple syrup
This recipe makes a very versatile syrup! Here are several ways to use on of my favourite winter recipes:
- Add another layer of flavour to your favourite cocktails or mocktails! This cinnamon-infused syrup adds sweetness and warm spiciness to this Pineapple Ginger Beer Mocktail.
- Drizzle on your favourite pancakes or waffles.
- Swirl it into a bowl of healthy oatmeal.
- Pour it on French Toast! It's a delicious alternative to maple syrup on Slow Cooker Blueberry French Toast, Apple Cinnamon French Toast Bake , or Air Fryer French Toast Sticks.
- A plain cup of coffee becomes something special when you add a little of this sryup to your milk before frothing! Cinnamon latte, anyone?
- Add a small amount to a steaming mug of hot chocolate.
- Drizzle it on vanilla ice cream for dessert!
⏰ Storage Instructions
Store this syrup in an airtight container or a Mason jar in the fridge for up to a month. You can also pour it into ice cube trays and freeze it.
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Cinnamon Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 long cinnamon sticks, broken or 6 short cinnamon sticks
- Combine equal parts of water and sugar (one cup water and 1 cup sugar) in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the sugar has completely dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil.
- Add the cinnamon sticks, turn the heat down, place a lid on the pan and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat and let it sit for an hour or longer to allow the cinnamon flavour to infuse into the syrup.
- Remove the cinnamon sticks and transfer the syrup to a sterilized container with a lid.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to a month.