French toast, tracing it’s origins to Hong Kong, is one of those breakfast dishes most people usually have every once in a while, on special occasions or at all day breakfast diners. I always wondered why since French toast is so easy to make and uses the same ingredients that you’d normally have out for breakfast. This version, topped with cinnamon, is perfect for holiday breakfasts or brunches. Make a whole batch, top with apple crumble or sliced bananas and butterscotch sauce for an extra special treat. Let’s get started.
Cinnamon French Toast – Recipe
- 4 slices loaf bread or 10 slices soft baguette
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 2 tsp. butter (substitute with margarine)
- ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon, to top
- Whip together eggs, milk, vanilla and brown sugar.
- Soak each slice of bread individually in the egg mixture, making sure both sides are coated and bread is completely, but lightly saturated and place on clean plate.
- Heat pan on medium-high, add butter and swirl to coat. Place as many slices as the pan can fit, but do not crowd. You may have to do two batches.
- Toast until golden on one side, about 2 minutes. Flip over and toast until other side is golden and completely cooked through, 1 minute.
Arrange on serving plate, sprinkle with cinnamon on top and serve immediately. Goes great with fresh fruit, scrambled eggs and roast potatoes on the side. The addition of black coffee or chai tea will just perfectly complete an amazing breakfast.