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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Crack cardamom pods open to remove seeds. Discard husks.

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  • 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

24 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 6.3g 2% DV; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 0mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2016
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 grease. I used a pestle and mortar. I enjoyed this in my tea and mixed with some butter on my biscuits. I'm not a fan of cinnamon and this gives you a nice spice twist without that woody/barky flavor of cinnamon. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2016
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 grease. I used a pestle and mortar. I enjoyed this in my tea and mixed with some butter on my biscuits. I'm not a fan of cinnamon and this gives you a nice spice twist without that woody/barky flavor of cinnamon. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2016
My original recipes recommends grinding about a teaspoon of cardamom seeds once they're removed from the tough husks. Enjoy! Read More
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