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Cinnamon Sugar French Toast on a white plate with cream, maple syrup, and pomegranate.

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast

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  • Author: Riz | Chocolates & Chai
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 slices of Cinnamon French Toast 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Cinnamon Sugar French Toast is perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast. It’s sweet, indulgent, but still splendidly simple to make.


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For the Cinnamon-Sugar

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

For the French Toast

  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups half and half
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 loaf brioche, cut into 1-inch thick slices


  1. In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together.
  2. Using a large (ideally shallow) dish, whisk eggs and cream together. Dip each slice of bread in egg mixture, soaking and making sure to flip as well. Allow at least a few minutes on each side, so that the bread soaks the custard in completely. If a slice is getting too wet/starting to tear, carefully set it aside on a plate.
  3. In a hot frying pan, heat up 1-inch of oil. Depending on the size of your pan, add a few slices of the soaked bread at a time. Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Dip the warm French toast into the cinnamon-sugar to coat all sides (you can sprinkle the cinnamon sugar too!). Serve warm, with a little drizzle of honey or maple syrup. Enjoy!


  • As with most French toast-style recipes, you want to use stale bread. This will help to prevent the bread from breaking after absorbing the custard.
  • If you want something a little lighter, you can switch the half & half for 2% milk. Or, if you prefer something richer, you can swap it for whipping cream.
  • The type of bread you use does affect your final product. If you have nothing else available, plain sandwich bread will work fine. But really to get the most out of this recipe, I’d recommend brioche or challah bread. French or Italian bread will work well too.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
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