Cinnamon Sugar Butter

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | May 26th, 2014 | Breakfast Dishes, Recipes

cinnamon sugar butterOne of the most comforting foods from my childhood is quite simple- toast with cinnamon and sugar.  I can remember my mom making this for me as a breakfast or snack.  The warm crunchy bread topped with melted butter and spicy sweetness was so delightful to eat.  However, there was one issue with this toast.  If you didn’t get the ratio of butter to cinnamon and sugar correct, you ended up with cinnamon sugar all over your plate or lap and not in your mouth.  Can you say, “Sad 5 year old”?

Cinnamon sugar toast is something that I have made for my children, and they love it also.  Although I knew the dangers of sprinkling sugar and cinnamon on the toast, I continued to make it in the same fashion.  As they got older and made their own toast, I always kept a container of sugar and cinnamon in the spice cupboard.  For years, they have experienced the joys of the cinnamon sugar toast and the sadness of the topping that is lost.

Recently, I had an epiphany. Why not make a compound butter?  As I sit here and type this, I wonder why this epiphany occurred only recently.  I have been making flavored butters and cream cheeses for years, why not this type of butter?  The answer is that I don’t know, but I am sure this epiphany is going to make many members of my family quite happy!

Cinnamon Sugar Butter


  1. 4 Tb. unsalted butter, room temperature*
  2. 4 tsp. sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  1. Combine butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix thoroughly so that the ingredients are thoroughly integrated. For easy spreading, keep butter on the counter and at room temperature.
  1. *Although I typically prefer to use salted butter, unsalted butter produces a sweeter, tastier butter.
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