This scrumptious Cinnamon French Toast recipe is a classic American breakfast. With its straightforward ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you can quickly whip up a this comforting childhood meal (or dinner!) in minutes.
Who doesn’t love waking up to the smell of warm cinnamon? I can still remember my mom making French toast for us as kids slathered with melted butter, cinnamon and syrup. It was the perfect way to start the day.
To make this delicious French toast recipe, you’ll need a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. You’ll need:
- Thick slices of bread (we recommend using brioche or challah for extra flavor and fluffiness)
- Vanilla extract
- Sugar (optional, for added sweetness)
How to Make the Perfect Cinnamon French Toast
Before diving into the cooking process, it’s important to properly prepare your ingredients and equipment.
- First, make sure your bread slices are cut to the desired thickness and set them aside.
- In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla until fully combined.
- Next, heat a large skillet (or griddle) over medium heat and add butter or cooking spray to coat the pan. It’s important to ensure the entire surface is coated to prevent the French toast from sticking.
- Once the skillet is hot, dip each bread slice into the egg mixture, fully coating both sides. Allow any excess mixture to drip off before placing the bread in the skillet. Repeat this process with each slice of bread until the skillet is full, but not overcrowded.
- Place the slices onto the hot skillet and let them cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they turn golden brown.
- Once all the slices are cooked, transfer them onto a plate and top them off with a pat of butter.
- American Classic – For a classic and simple topping, dust powdered sugar over the French toast slices. The sweetness pairs perfectly with the eggy and cinnamon flavors of the toast. Alternatively, add a drizzle of maple syrup or honey for a touch of sticky sweetness.
- For a little sweetness try adding some fresh berries to your French toast. Blueberries, raspberries, or sliced strawberries, even bananas all make for a fruity and refreshing addition. For a more indulgent topping, add a dollop of whipped cream.
- For a savory twist, consider topping your French toast with bacon, ham, or sausage. The salty and savory flavors complement the sweetness of the toast and make for a hearty breakfast. If you’re feeling fancy, add a poached egg on top for a decadent eggs Benedict-inspired dish.
CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST
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Whether you prefer your French toast in the morning or for dinner, this recipe is sure to fit the bill
- 4 slices of bread (we recommend using brioche or challah for extra flavor and fluffiness)
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup of milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp. of sugar (optional, for added sweetness)
- Butter or cooking spray for frying
- If the bread does not come pre-sliced, slice it into thick even slices. Set aside
- Whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl.
- Heat a skillet over medium high heat and spray with cooking spray or a pat of butter.
- Dip the bread into the egg mixture and allow it to soak for 20 seconds.
- Place it on to the skillet – flip when it turns golden brown and cook the other side.
- Serve with butter, syrup, whipped cream, berries or your choice of meat.