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Cinnamon French Toast is made with simple ingredients. French toast makes the best breakfast with favorite toppings.

Syrup being poured over cinnamon french toast with fresh berries
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French Toast is a staple weekend breakfast in my home. Being a mom of 8 kids, my kids always have their friends over. This cinnamon French Toast is everyone’s favorite because of the flavor and the many ways to top them.

Make sure to check out all of our Delicious Breakfast Recipes. You may also love our Banana Bread French Toast, Nutella French Toast, Cracker Barrel French Toast Recipe, or French Toast Sticks Recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe:

This Easy Cinnamon French Toast Recipe cooks perfectly on a hot griddle. The crispy edges and soft center makes this recipe a family favorite. We love they way they taste with the added cinnamon.

This recipe is perfect for the weekends, but my favorite is to serve it on Christmas morning or for brunch.


Ingredients needed - texas toast, eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, butter
  • Texas Toast (or other thick sliced bread) 
  • Large Eggs
  • Milk
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cinnamon 
  • Butter

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Variations Ideas:

  • Best Bread – Feel free to use any thick slices of bread loaf. We recommend using cinnamon bread, brioche, French Bread, sourdough, or challah bread. We think stale bread is the best or regular sandwich bread works great too.
  • Milk – We usually use whole milk in this recipe, but feel free to use what you prefer.
  • Spices – You can easily add in different spices to the cinnamon sugar mixture. We have even used brown sugar instead of granulated sugar for a delicious variation. Nutmeg is also a great addition for an additional warm flavors.

Step by Step Instructions: 

Combining the egg mixture in a bowl

Step 1 – Whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a bowl.

Dipping the bread in the cinnamon mixture

Step 2 – Dip each slice of the bread slices into egg mixture in the shallow dish.

Covering the bread with the egg mixture in a bowl with a wooden spoon

Step 3 – Dip each side of bread for approximately 30 seconds.

Cooking French Toast in a skillet

Step 4 – Then place the coated bread slices on the griddle. Then cook for 2-3 minutes per side over medium heat. Cook until golden brown on both sides. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Tips:

  • Combine Ingredients – Make sure to completely combine the egg mixture in a large bowl.
  • Dipping Bread – When dipping the bread into the mixture, make sure to only leave it in there for about 30 seconds. If left in to long it could cause the bread to soggy.
  • Cooking French Toast – Cook the French Toast in a large skillet or a griddle until golden brown. You want to cook both sides for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Prepare Cooking Surface – To easily flip the French Toast, spray the skillet or griddle with cooking spray.
Cinnamon French Toast Stacked on a plate with butter and fresh berries

French Topping Ideas:

You are going to love this classic French Toast Recipe with a hint of cinnamon. What makes this recipe even better is topped with your favorite toppings. These are some family favorites.

  • Maple Syrup
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Fresh Berries
  • Butter
  • Slice Bananas
  • Whipped Cream

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why is My French Toast Soggy?

Make sure to preheat your skillet so that it is heated to medium heat and use the right bread. If you use bread that is to thin, it may get soggy faster. We recommend using a dense bread to make French Toast.

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can you Freeze?

Cooked French Toast can be placed in the freezer. After it has cooled, place on a baking sheet to freeze in individual slices. Then transfer to a freezer bag or container after an hour. Freeze French Bread for up to 3 month. There is no need to thaw when ready to serve. You can cook in the skillet or the toaster oven frozen.

Cinnamon French Toast on a platter topped with berries

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Cinnamon French Toast

5 from 2 votes
An easy french toast recipe with a cinnamon twist. You will love this easy cinnamon french toast.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 225


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  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Preheat a griddle over medium heat to 350 degrees F (or use a large skillet).  Grease the griddle or pan with the butter.
  • Dip each slice of the bread slices for approximately 30 seconds per side.
  • Then place the coated bread slices on the griddle and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown on both sides.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 225kcal, Carbohydrates 20g, Protein 7g, Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 93mg, Sodium 275mg, Potassium 80mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 256IU, Vitamin C 0.01mg, Calcium 53mg, Iron 6mg

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