French toast was calling my name today and I couldn’t help but make some to start my Sunday off right!
Adding a bit of cinnamon is a great way to make your french toast really flavorful and it’s my favorite way to serve it. If you’re like me and you really like cinnamon, add some to the mixture and then top it with some extra before serving!
French toast is a sunny morning staple that’s perfect for the warming months, so of course, I had to make it today! My favorite way to add a little more flavor to my french toast is cinnamon, so I figured I’d share how to avoid overdoing it while spicing up your morning.
French toast is one of my favorites, partly because of how easy it is to make. In the picture above, you can see all of the ingredients it took to make eight slices of syrupy goodness! There aren’t many ingredients, and they’re mostly pantry staples, so chances are you can enjoy this yummy breakfast too!
- 4 large eggs
- 8 slices white bread
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup milk (any kind)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Optional: maple syrup to top
- Optional: powdered sugar to top
Most recipes call for only a teaspoon of cinnamon, but I’ve found that you can get away with adding another without going overboard with it. I always add two for flavor and after everything is cooked, I top it with more both for presentation and to add extra flavor so it doesn’t get drowned out by the maple syrup.
I tend to make a lot of french toast at one time because I end up making it for my whole family, which means stacking it up like pancakes until everyone is ready to eat. This can flatten the toast, but won’t change the flavor and if you really care about how flat it gets, make room on a plate to fit 2-3 pieces before stacking.
The toast can also get flat from how many times it is flipped while cooking, but again, this does not have a negative impact on the flavor. Even if my french toast is a little flat, I don’t mind it because the flavor is amazing and always outshines the looks—even though it looks delicious!
- In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar.
- Add eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix well and pour into a shallow dish wide enough to dip slices of bread into.
- In a shallow pan on low heat, add butter and wait to get hot.
- Dip each slice into the egg mixture, flipping to both sides to evenly coat before placing it into the pan.
- Cook on both sides before serving with maple syrup and powdered sugar.
- Add more cinnamon if preferred and enjoy with a yummy side of fruit!