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Cinnamon French Toast

Is there anything better than starting your morning with a plate of fresh cinnamon french toast? This is a recipe that I’ve made for years. It’s super easy, and a great way to use up older bread. 
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Brunch, Cinnamon, French Toast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 150kcal


  • Shallow Bowl
  • Griddle or Large Cast Iron Pan
  • Whisk
  • Spatula


  • 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


  • Strawberries
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Butter
  • 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!


If you have a large griddle, you may not need to keep it in the oven. If that’s the case, you can skip that step. It’s just a great option if you are cooking a lot at once and have to wait between batches.