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Cinnamon French Toast

Cinnamon French Toast

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


This cinnamon French toast recipe has double the spice: in the batter and a crunchy cinnamon sugar coating. It’s divine!



For the French toast

  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 slices bread from Italian or French loaf, sourdough, challah, or brioche loaf (cut 3/4” thick)**
  • 2 tablespoons butter, for cooking

For the cinnamon sugar

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. In a wide shallow bowl or container, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and kosher salt.
  2. Prepare a plate of cinnamon sugar: mix the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Spread half of it in a single layer on a plate (you’ll use the remaining half for the second batch of French toast). 
  3. Preheat a griddle over medium heat and melt 1 tablespoon butter. Soak each side of 4 slices of bread in the egg mixture until it becomes saturated, about 15 seconds per side. Place the bread on the hot skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, until browned.
  4. Immediately toss each piece of French toast in the plate with the cinnamon sugar.
  5. Repeat with the remaining butter and 4 slices bread (adding new cinnamon sugar to the plate since it can clump up as it becomes warm). Serve immediately with maple syrup.


*If you’re using a bread with more structure like sourdough, you can soak it in the egg mixture slightly longer if you like. If you’re using a sandwich bread with a flimsier structure, you may want to toast it first before soaking, otherwise it can become very mushy.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Cinnamon French toast recipe, Cinnamon French toast