Cinnabon French Toast is amazing! Slices of Cinnabon bread with a luscious cinnamon-swirl throughout each slice of bread are dipped in a delicious egg-custard mixture, fried on both sides, and then topped with powdered sugar and maple syrup. This French toast recipe is marvelous! Using Cinnabon bread makes it spectacular because it tastes like you’re eating fried cinnamon rolls! Oh, yeah! Cinnabon French Toast is a fabulous idea for special occasion breakfasts, brunches, or holiday breakfasts.
When I was a child, my Mom used to make big country breakfasts for our family every Sunday morning after we got home from early church. Most of the time Mom made bacon, fried eggs, hash brown potatoes, grits, and there was always homemade bread toasted with jelly on top.
But on special occasions Mom would make bacon or sausage with pancakes or French toast. Oh my. We would gobble pancakes or French toast down in very short order. Most of the time we ate French toast with syrup although on a few occasions we may have had homemade jellies or jams as the accompaniment. So from a very early age I’ve had an affinity for French toast!
Over the past six weeks I was teaching two cooking classes at our church for kids from first through third and fourth through sixth grades. Each week we made something different and the final week of class I taught the kids how to make French toast. They LOVED this recipe!
Several of the kids ate more than one piece and kept begging me to make more! The Cinnabon French Toast went over so well I decided to go ahead and share it with my food blogging community. Cinnabon French Toast is really easy to make. Really, you can make Cinnabon French Toast for your whole family in about 15-20 minutes–especially if you use more than one skillet or pull out your griddle.
If you’re looking for a delicious French toast recipe, and want to make a special breakfast for your family some time soon, then I heartily endorse Cinnabon French Toast. It’s wonderful. It’s kid-friendly. It’s delightful. It’s quick and easy. What a treat!
Cinnabon French Toast is an amazing breakfast treat your whole family will enjoy!
You can serve this French toast will maple syrup or with powdered sugar, or both!
Maple syrup adds such a wonderful flavor to this French toast. It tastes so much better than corn syrup. Serve Cinnabon French Toast with fruit and a side of bacon, ham or sausage, if you prefer.
Here’s what I did.
These are the ingredients I used.
Place eggs in a mixing bowl. Beat with a whisk. Add milk, vanilla and cinnamon and beat until well combined. (Some of the cinnamon will end up clumping. There’s just nothing you can really do about that).
Melt butter over medium heat in cast iron skillets or griddle. Dip Cinnabon bread slices in custard mixture. Completely submerge the bread for 10 to 15 seconds so it absorbs the custard. Carefully lift Cinnabon bread out of the custard mix. You will probably have to use two hands and take care. The bread is very fragile at this point and will tear apart easily. Shake off excess custard (carefully)!
Place bread pieces in skillets or griddle. Cook about 3-5 minutes until the custard has a nice brown coating on the bottom.
Flip French toast over and cook other side about 3-5 minutes more.
Slice Cinnabon French Toast bread pieces in half on the diagonal. Sprinkle each slice with powdered sugar.
This plate shows the French toast with simply powdered sugar sprinkled over top.
This picture shows both the powdered sugar and maple syrup drizzled over the toast.
I used this recipe to teach the kids at our church how to make French toast. Many of them wanted to make this recipe for their families afterward!
Cinnabon French Toast tastes like you’re eating fried cinnamon rolls! Wow, it is so, so good. You’re family is sure to love eating this quick and easy recipe.
Here’s the recipe.
CINNABON FRENCH TOAST
(My own concoction)
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 6-8 slices [url href=”http://www.cinnabon.com/” target=”_blank” title=”cinnabon”]Cinnabon[/url] bread
- powdered sugar, as garnish
- maple syrup, as garnish
- Heat griddle or cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
- Add a little butter and cover the surface of the pan.
- Crack eggs into a medium sized bowl and whisk until beaten.
- Stir in milk, vanilla, and cinnamon.
- Dip bread slices into custard and submerge for about 10-15 seconds.
- Lift bread out carefully with both hands so it doesn’t tear.
- Place in skillet or griddle.
- Cook about 3-5 minutes on each side until bread becomes a golden brown.
- Flip bread over with spatula and cook the other side about 3-5 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Cut bread on diagonal.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and glaze with maple syrup, if desired.
The custard part of this recipe is amazing. The cinnamon and vanilla add great flavors to an already fabulous bread. Cinnabon French Toast is definitely kid-friendly. Our kids gave this a five-star rating!
Cinnabon French Toast only takes about 15-20 minutes to make so it’s a quick and easy treat for country breakfasts at your house. It’s a fantastic recipe to use when you have overnight company and want to serve a special breakfast.