Looking for a super sweet way to start any day? Cinnamon Sugar French toast gives you exactly what you're looking for! Your sweet tooth with thank you!
If you're a fan of super sweet breakfasts, then this Snickerdoodle French toast has your name sprinkled all over it.
Then, by adding a drizzle (or more) of pure maple syrup you'll be in sweet tooth heaven!
**Please Note - The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making this breakfast or brunch Cinnamon and Sugar French Toast is available at the end of this post. OR Click on the "jump to recipe" button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe.
While I don't advocate eating such a super sweet breakfast item on a daily basis, I can wholeheartedly endorse it for a special occasion treat!
You're welcome! 🙂
The ingredient list:
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- Hearty, Dense Bread (see below for suggested bread options)
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- Granulated Sugar
- Ground Cinnamon
- Grated Nutmeg (optional)
- Pure Maple Syrup (optional)
Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- Large Skillet
- Shallow Bowls
- Nutmeg Grater (optional)
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Baking Sheet with a Rack (optional)
What is the best bread for making French toast?
To make French toast, I like a bread with a relatively dense consistency. One that will soak up the egg and milk mixture without becoming soggy or limp.
A few good bread options are challah, brioche, French bread, or as in this case, I used this delicious Sally Lunn Batter Bread.
How long should the bread be soaked in the egg mixture before frying?
I like to make sure the bread has plenty of time to soak up all the eggy goodness, so I prefer to let it sit at least 20-30 seconds (per side) in the egg and milk mixture before adding it to the hot skillet.
How do I keep cinnamon and sugar French toast warm if I'm making a large batch?
I like to keep my snickerdoodle french toast in a warm (275-degree Fahrenheit) oven, on a baking sheet fitted with a rack, while I finish frying the French toast I need.
What should the heat of the skillet be to make French toast?
Any hotter will burn the butter (do as I say and not as I do), so try not to rush the process.
Lower and slower is always the best bet when cooking eggs (or egg battered French toast) in a skillet.
Can other extract flavors be used in place of the vanilla?
Go wild with using whatever extract flavor you like.
An almond extract comes to mind as something that would be extremely delicious, or what about a peppermint extract (use it sparingly as a little goes a long way), or even an orange or coconut extract would be lovely.
NOW we're talking!!
How to make cinnamon sugar French toast:
- In a shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract and salt.
- Add the sliced bread to the egg mixture and allow to sit for 20-30 seconds on each side.
- Remove the egg soaked bread and allow it to sit while preparing the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- In a shallow dish, whisk together the granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and grated nutmeg.
- Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Fry the French toast in the skillet (approximately 2-3 minutes per side) until golden.
- Once removed from the skillet, immediately add the French toast to the cinnamon-sugar mixture and flip to coat.
- Continue with the remaining egg-soaked bread, keeping the first batch warm in a low (275-degree) preheated oven.
- Serve warm with maple syrup if desired.
Additional breakfast and brunch recipes:
- Scrambled Egg Breakfast Sliders (pictured below and in the featured video) from (yours truly) Kudos Kitchen
"Looking to feed a large crowd or family a hearty breakfast that goes together in a snap and with minimal effort? These scrambled egg breakfast sliders are just the ticket!"
- Breakfast and Brunch Recipe Roundup (pictured below) from all your favorite food bloggers from around the web.
"I have collected a ton of delicious recipe links for this brunch recipe roundup. From sweet to savory brunch recipes, if you have a taste for it, you’ll find it here!!"
- Apple Croissant Breakfast Bake (pictured below) from (yours truly) Kudos Kitchen
"Treat your family and friends to a breakfast gift this year with this Easy Make-Ahead Apple Croissant Breakfast Bake. It will be a deliciously sweet start to a very wonderful day!"
- Cinnamon and Sugar French Toast (pictured below) This is the place!!
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Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today's French toast recipe with cinnamon sugar.
Printable Recipe Card
Cinnamon Sugar French Toast
- 10 slices of a hearty dense bread
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg optional
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 5 tablespoons butter
- Whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract and salt in a shallow bowl.
- Coat each slice of bread (both sides) in the egg mixture for 20 seconds per side. Remove the bread and set aside.
- Whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a shallow bowl. Set aside.
- Heat the skillet to medium.
- Add 1 tablespoon of butter (per two slices of French toast) to the skillet and gently fry the French toast on both sides, until golden brown.
- Remove the browned French toast from the skillet and immediately toss it in the cinnamon and sugar to coat.
- Place the completed French toast on a baking sheet fitted with a rack, and keep warm in a preheated 275-degree oven.
- Continue the same process with the remaining French toast.
- Serve warm with maple syrup if desired.
I sincerely hope you've enjoyed today's sweet breakfast recipe for cinnamon sugar French toast (aka snickerdoodle French toast) as much as I've enjoyed bringing it to you!
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