How To Make Cinnamon French Toast
Is there anything better than starting your morning with a plate of fresh cinnamon french toast? Ok, maybe a trip to Disneyland could top this toast, but for now, it will do. This is a recipe that I’ve made for years. It’s super easy, and a great way to use up older bread.
What Bread Is Good For French Toast?
I love to use unique breads when possible. Depending on the options available at your local grocery store you might find something like the one I used which is a cinnamon swirl bread. I also like thick brioche bread, or classic white bread.
How Do You Prevent Soggy French Toast?
To prevent your french toast from getting soggy, it’s best to use bread that is a day or two old and a bit dry. The fresher your bread the soggier it will get when being placed in the batter. I usually coat mine for a few seconds per side and avoid letting it soak in the batter too long. The more the bread absorbs, the soggier it will be.
Kitchen Equipment Used In This Recipe:
Cinnamon French Toast
- Shallow Bowl
- Griddle or Large Cast Iron Pan
- 1/3 cup Half & Half
- 3 Eggs
- 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- ½ tsp. Cinnamon
- 6 slices Slices Cinnamon Swirl Bread *Or Bread of Your Choice
- Pinch of Kosher Salt
- Powdered Sugar
- Maple Syrup
- Turn your oven on to the warm setting or 200 degrees fahrenheit. Then mix the half & half, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt in a shallow bowl or pie plate.
- Preheat your griddle or non stick pan to medium heat.
- Once your griddle is hot enough, dip a piece of your cinnamon swirl bread into the egg mixture. Be sure to coat both sides of the bread. Don’t let it soak in the mixture too long or you will end up with soggy bread!
- Place each piece of bread on your griddle. If you’re like me and only have a small griddle you may need to do this in batches. Fry each side of the bread until golden brown.
- Set on an oven safe plate and keep in the oven on warm until ready to serve! This allows you time to make other items like scrambled eggs or sausage.
- Serve with a butter, a sprinkle of powdered sugar and your favorite fruit. I clearly love strawberries with mine. Enjoy!
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