Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and, using the tip of a small paring knife, scrape the seeds into the sugar. (Reserve the pod for another use or discard.) Stir well, and set aside at least 20 minutes to mingle the flavors. Store in an airtight container and shake well before using.
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