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Cardamom Sugar

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"I cannot eat cinnamon and there are times I miss the spice and aroma. I came up with this cinnamon sugar substitute. Enjoy this yummy sugar by sprinkling it on hot cereal, sliced fruit, or pastries. Ground cardamom could be substituted but the finished product will be less aromatic."
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10 m servings 24
Original recipe yields 24 servings


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  1. Crack cardamom pods open to remove seeds. Discard husks.
  2. Combine cardamom seeds and 2 tablespoons sugar in a spice grinder; grind until fine and evenly textured. Combine with remaining 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar. Transfer to a glass container; seal.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Use a mortar and pestle instead of a spice grinder to grind the cardamom if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 24 calories; 0 6.3 0 0 < 1 Full nutrition

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A staple for your spice rack. Your first instinct may be "why go through all this trouble when I could use ground cardamom?". Don't fall for the easy route. This is well worth the time and elbow...

My original recipes recommends grinding about a teaspoon of cardamom seeds, once they're removed from the tough husks. Enjoy!