Cinnamon Sugar French Toast is perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast. It’s sweet, indulgent, but still splendidly simple to make.
Here’s the situation, bestie: it’s Saturday morning, you’re still feeling Friday night. You’re tired. You want to cook up a delicious breakfast but you don’t quite have it in you to do anything too complicated. Enter Cinnamon Sugar French Toast. It’s exactly what it sounds like, and it makes for a delicious twist to your standard weekend French toast recipe.
What is Cinnamon Sugar French Toast
Just as it sounds, it is a French Toast recipe with cinnamon-sugar added. In the case of this recipe, the cinnamon-sugar is sprinkled on at the end. In other variations, cinnamon-sugar is added before/during the cooking stage.
The key ingredients for this recipe are:
- Bread (you can’t have French Toast without the toast, after all!)
- Milk & Eggs – to create the custard
- Cinnamon & Sugar – to make the cinnamon sugar
Cinnamon French Toast Tips
All your standard French toast tips will apply when making this cinnamon-sugar French toast.
Starting with bread, you want a day-old/stale bread. Something rich like brioche, or challah. You can even try something like Hawaiian sweet bread!
When soaking your bread, make sure to give it a little time to fully soak in the custard. A quick “custard-wash” will likely result in a center that is a bit dry.
Don’t over-soak your bread, otherwise it’ll fall apart. This isn’t the worst thing in the world, you’ll just have to pivot your brunch expectations (and maybe do some impromptu marketing to your kitchen audience) quickly into cinnamon sugar French toast bits!
Toppings can take your breakfast recipe from good to great, so always know how you want to pair your cinnamon French toast with a delicious and complimentary topping.
- Maple syrup is a classic option that generally works great with most sweet French toast recipes! It’s what I used here.
- Honey is another classic – it goes with just about everything.
- A chocolate drizzle makes for a great combination with the cinnamon sugar.
- Condensed milk is a bit more of unique mix – but if you like super sweet, this may be an option for you.
- Dulce de leche is the most indulgent option…but it pairs amazingly well with cinnamon-sugar! If you’re a fan of churros, you’ll want to check out this option.
Milk – if you want a slightly lighter option, you can swap out the half-and-half for whole milk.
Sugar – brown sugar works great too!
Breads – choosing the right bread is key to delicious French toast. Ideally, you’re looking for a rich, almost cake-y bread. However, if you have nothing else available to you, standard white bread will work fine.
Storing Cinnamon Sugar French Toast
This recipe will keep in an airtight container for 1-2 days. (It’ll be terrible if you try to freeze and thaw!)
More French Toast Recipes
- Hong Kong French Toast
- Ice Cream French Toast
- Nutella & Dark Chocolate French Toast
- Savory French Toast with Garlicky Mushrooms & Thyme
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Rejoice, bestie! There’s no special equipment required for this recipe. A large flat dish will be handy however for when you need to soak your bread.
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And that’s it for today! What did you think about this Cinnamon-Sugar French Toast recipe? It’s pretty easy, right? Let me know in the comments below.Print