Cinnamon French Toast

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With Mother’s Day around the corner I thought I would share one of Em’s favorite meals- French Toast.  She goes crazy for French Toast so I thought it would be the perfect Mother’s Day treat and to make it even better I added cinnamon into the batter.

We always have a great Mother Day’s. Years ago Em’s mom started us on the tradition of having a large family brunch in the morning followed by an afternoon spent at our favorite greenhouse buying veggie seedlings.  Then we come home and usually have a cookout with my family.  It is a long day but it is all spent with our great family, eating tons of food, and gardening.  Now onto the Cinnamon French Toast…

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I bought a nice sliced loaf of white bread from the grocery store bakery to use.  I have thus far been unable to make a homemade bread that works for French Toast but I will keep plugging away at that project.  I leave the bread out overnight or in this case all day as I was making this recipe for dinner.  I laid the slices out uncovered for 8 hours to allow the bread to dry slightly so I could prevent mushy french toast.

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The bread I was using had 14 slices so for the batter I used 8 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and a 1/4 each of salt and pepper.

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I whisked the batter together really well and prepared my electric skillet with butter.

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While that was warming up I mixed 4 tablespoons softened butter with 1/2 teaspoon sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon for an extra sweet and cinnamon-y topping for the french toast.

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The sliced bread is dunked into the batter and transferred to the medium high buttered skillet.

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A few minutes on each side until golden and delicious looking.

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Once removed add more butter to skillet and repeat until done.   The hardest part is not eating the first batch while waiting for the other batches to be done.

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Cinnamon sugar butter on top to melt and you are ready for your Mother’s Day Cinnamon French Toast.

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You can even see a mother enjoying her french toast although it was a week before Mother’s Day!  I got an awesome photo of her stuffing her face and she forbade me from posting it on the blog.

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Both maniacs came back for seconds and we had enough leftover for their breakfast the next day.  I hope everyone has a fantastic Mother’s Day!

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Cinnamon French Toast
Author: Blogging with Apples
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 5
A Mother’s Day inspired French Toast!
  • 1 loaf sliced white bread
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • For the Cinnamon Sugar Butter Topping:
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Leave bread slices out to harden 8 hours.
  2. Ready a skillet with butter for cooking.
  3. In a small bowl mix 4 tablespoons butter, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon for topping.
  4. In a mixing bowl you can dip bread into combine eggs, milk, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Whisk until combined.
  5. Dip bread slices into batter then transferred to buttered skillet to cook.
  6. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side until done.
  7. Top slices with a little cinnamon sugar butter and enjoy!


Jeff McIntosh

About Jeff McIntosh

Jeff's family lives in his childhood home on a 1/4 acre in town lot. Despite the small space to work with, they have challenged ourselves to produce as much of our own food as possible — and cook it! They document their journey at Blogging with Apples.