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Cinnamon Sugar Toast

Cinnamon Sugar Toast is delicious and easy comfort food! It is perfect for a breakfast when you don’t really want to cook or a snack when you want something sweet!

Two slices of whole cinnamon sugar toast with a whole cinnamon stick resting next to it.

Cinnamon and Sugar Toast is simple comfort food. It’s a breakfast or snack that I believe every tired mother has served to her children at least once in their lifetime. Healthy? No. Delicious enough to make any child happy? Yes. 

The secret you probably didn’t know about cinnamon sugar toast, until you searched for a recipe online, is just how many different ways there are to make this very simple and very popular dish.

This recipe specifically comes from my friend Emma’s late mother. Emma shared her mom’s recipe with me, a favorite from her childhood, so that I could share it with you! 

We tried this recipe a few different ways, reverse engineering our process to match what Emma remembered as the final taste from her childhood. We finally found the perfect combination of ingredients to make the BEST Cinnamon Sugar Toast! And now I can’t wait for you to try it, too! 

Why Make This Recipe

  1. Tradition: Cinnamon sugar toast is nostalgic for many American children. It’s a simple version of French toast that anyone can whip up in minutes.
  2. Affordable: This recipe doesn’t call for anything special. You can use any bread you have on hand. Still, it comes out hot and sweet and oh so satisfying!
  3. Delicious: This recipe has stood the test of time because it is without a doubt just simply delicious. Cinnamon and sugar are a dynamic duo no one can resist. 

Ingredients to Make Cinnamon Sugar Toast

Ingredients shown are used to prepare cinnamon sugar toast.
  1. White Bread: You can use any soft sandwich bread you enjoy, though we used Pepperidge Farm white bread. Make this recipe super simple by picking up your favorite brand at the grocery store or step it up a level by making your own homemade bread or using thick slices of brioche.
  2. Salted Butter: You want your butter nice and soft so it spreads easily on the bread without tearing it.
  3. Granulated Sugar
  4. Ground Cinnamon: I have measurements listed but feel free to measure with your heart 😉 

Tools

  1. Baking Sheet

How to Make This Recipe

Step One: Heat the Oven

Move the center rack of the oven upwards, so that it is now close to the coil at the top of the oven. Turn the oven to a low broil and allow it to heat up while you assemble the bread. 

Step Two: Prepare the Toast

Buttered bread topped with cinnamon and sugar to make toast.

Brush about 1 Tbsp of butter over each piece of white bread. Then sprinkle ½ Tbsp of granulated sugar over the bread, and ¼ tsp cinnamon on top. 

Step Three: Toast

Slices of cinnamon sugar toast on a cutting board.

Place the bread slices on a cookie sheet and place them on the top rack in the oven. Allow the bread to broil for about 5 minutes, until the outside edges are toasty and the sugar has bubbled and browned. Keep a close eye on your bread so that it doesn’t burn. 

Once toasted, remove the bread from the oven. Allow it to cool for about a minute, then enjoy! 

Expert Tips

Top view of a slice of cinnamon sugar toast with another slice of cinnamon sugar toast cut into triangular pieces, ready to enjoy.
  • Make sure you keep a close eye on your toast while it is toasting. Some oven’s broil features will burn things very quickly.
  • If you like your bread a little more toasty, you could toast one side in the oven, then flip it over and add the butter, sugar and cinnamon to the other side.
  • You can substitute brown sugar for white sugar for a richer flavor
  • You can play around with your ratio of cinnamon to sugar. If you like it a little sweeter, use more sugar. If you like a little more spice, add more cinnamon or a dash of nutmeg.

Alternative Cooking Methods

Method 1: Toaster 

Toast your bread in the toaster. When it has finished toasting, butter it and sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar. 

Method 2: Skillet

Add a good amount of butter into a skillet. Once it is hot and melted, add a slice of bread into the skillet. Once the bread has toasted on one side, lift it up and add another dab of butter before flipping the bread over. Add some cinnamon and sugar to the bread as the bottom side is toasting.

Method 3: Mix it All Up

This method is still toasted in the oven but rather than layer the ingredients on top of each other this method calls for you to mix all the ingredients together and then spread them on your bread before putting it into your oven. This is the method the Pioneer Woman swears by and she even mixes a bit of vanilla in with the butter to give the flavor an extra boost.

FAQs

Hand holding up a triangular slice of cinnamon sugar toast.
How to Serve

Cinnamon Sugar Toast makes a great, quick snack or a sweet breakfast that can be paired with some fresh fruit, yogurt, and a cup of coffee. Be sure and serve it while it is still warm and crispy!

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Top view of toasted cinnamon sugar toast with a small dish of ground cinnamon resting next to them.

Cinnamon Sugar Toast

Cinnamon Sugar Toast is delicious and easy comfort food! It is perfect for a breakfast when you don’t really want to cook or a snack when you want something sweet!
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon sugar toast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 392kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients

  • 4 slices white bread
  • 4 Tbsp salted butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 4 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Move the center rack of the oven upwards, so that it is now close to the coil at the top of the oven. Turn the oven to a low broil and allow it to heat up while you assemble the bread.
  • Brush about 1 Tbsp of butter over each piece of white bread. Then sprinkle ½ Tbsp of granulated sugar over the bread, and ¼ tsp cinnamon on top.
  • Place the bread slices on a cookie sheet and place them on the top rack in the oven. Allow the bread to broil for about 5 minutes, until the outside edges are toasty and the sugar has bubbled and browned. Keep a close eye on your bread so that it doesn’t burn.
  • Once toasted, remove the bread from the oven. Allow it to cool for about a minute, then enjoy!

Notes

Recipe Copyright The Domestic Spoon. For educational or personal use only.
  • White Bread: You can use any soft sandwich bread you enjoy, though we used Pepperidge Farm white bread. Make this recipe super simple by picking up your favorite brand at the grocery store or step it up a level by making your own homemade bread or using thick slices of brioche.
  • Salted Butter: You want your butter nice and soft so it spreads easily on the bread without tearing it.
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Ground Cinnamon: I have measurements listed but feel free to measure with your heart
  • Make sure you keep a close eye on your toast while it is toasting. Some oven’s broil features will burn things very quickly.
  • If you like your bread a little more toasty, you could toast one side in the oven, then flip it over and add the butter, sugar and cinnamon to the other side.
  • You can substitute brown sugar for white sugar for a richer flavor
  • You can play around with your ratio of cinnamon to sugar. If you like it a little sweeter, use more sugar. If you like a little more spice, add more cinnamon or a dash of nutmeg.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 712IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 2mg
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