This cinnamon French toast recipe has all the makings of the perfect breakfast. The thick slices of bread are dipped in a decadent cinnamon sugar batter, then pan-fried until soft yet crisp. The result is an irresistible French toast everyone will love!
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The Best Cinnamon French Toast
French toast is an all-time classic breakfast, and there are so many different ways that you can make it. My favorite way has to be whipping up this cinnamon French toast recipe.
This recipe is a classic take on traditional French toast, but it's made even better with the addition of a few secret ingredients. The result is soft golden brown French toast with a perfectly crisp crust and tons of cinnamon and vanilla flavor.
As good as this French toast tastes on its own, it tastes even better with a little cherry compote or strawberry compote and powdered sugar on top.
Why This Recipe Works
Quick and easy. All you have to do is whisk the cream mixture for the toast, dip the bread slices in it, then fry them in a skillet. Breakfast will be on the table in just 15 minutes!
Fool-proof. Even if you've never made French toast before, you'll have no trouble making this easy cinnamon French toast recipe. It turns out perfect every single time.
Simple ingredients. The ingredient list is so simple, you probably have everything you need on hand already.
Crowd favorite. This French toast is one of those recipes that's kid-approved, and adults love it too. So you know you'll have a hit for breakfast!
As I just mentioned, the ingredients you need to make this French toast for two are really basic, and those ingredients are:
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoon heavy cream
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon coconut syrup or maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch of nutmeg
- 4 slices of bread
- Cherry compote and powdered sugar to serve with
By the way, if you have most of these ingredients, then you have pretty much everything you need to make this French toast without milk. It's another one of the best French toast recipes, so give that a try next time you're craving French toast!
How To Make Cinnamon French Toast
1. Make the egg mixture: Whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and nutmeg in a bowl until fully combined.
2. Coat the bread: Dip each bread slice into the egg mixture one at a time until it's fully coated on both sides.
3. Cook the French toast: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and coat it with cooking spray or butter. Add each dipped French toast to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
4. Serve: As soon as you cook all the bread slices, serve the French toast warm with any toppings you want. Enjoy!
Tips To Make The Best Recipe
- Don't soak the bread. Just dip it and cover it on both sides.
- Immediately cook each slice of French toast right after you dip it.
- Use different toppings like fresh berries or other fresh fruit, whipped cream, cinnamon powdered sugar, or just maple syrup.
- Grease the pan with cooking spray or butter between cooking each slice of French toast.
- Use slightly stale bread instead of fresh bread for the best texture.
- Serve the French toast with cinnamon butter, like this Texas Roadhouse butter, on top for more cinnamon flavor.
How To Store Cinnamon French Toast
In the fridge: To store the leftover French toast slices, wrap them in plastic wrap, put them in a Ziploc bag, and refrigerate for about 4-5 days.
In the freezer: To freeze cinnamon French toast, allow the slices to cool completely, then wrap them in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe bag for 1-2 months.
Reheating: Put the French toast slices in a single layer on a baking sheet and heat in the oven at 350°F for 6-8 minutes. Add more reheating time for the frozen French toast.
FAQS About This Cinnamon French Toast Recipe
What is the trick to making good French toast?
Only dip the French toast in the batter, immediately fry that dipped slice, and make sure to cook it on both sides until golden brown and slightly crisp on the outside. Also, adding ingredients to the batter, like cinnamon powder and pure vanilla extract, will enhance the flavor and make it even better.
What kind of bread is best for French toast?
The best bread for French toast is any thick-cut bread like brioche, French bread, or sourdough. Regular sandwich bread, such as white bread, also works great as long as it's slightly stale.
How do you get French toast not to be soggy?
Using thick-cut slices of stale bread will help the egg mixture to soak up and prevent soggy French toast. You'll also want to make sure that you just dip the bread in the egg mixture and don't let it soak in it.
Why do you put milk in French toast?
The milk is what allows the French toast to stay moist and fluffy on the inside while still getting crispy on the outside.
More Breakfast Recipes
- Sourdough French toast
- Bisquick pancake recipe
- French toast for one
- Waffles recipe for one
- Flapjack recipe
- Cream of wheat recipe
- Whisk eggs, heavy cream, vanilla, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl.
- Dip the bread slices into the egg mixture until fully coated.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and coat it with cooking spray.
- Cook the French toast for 2-3 minutes per side.
- Serve warm with cherry compote and dusted with powdered sugar, or just classic butter and maple syrup.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 288Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 10g