If cinnamon is your jam, this recipe for French toast has just enough to make your eats cozy and delicious!
Best Cinnamon French Toast Recipe
While most French toast recipes include cinnamon, I believe that the best recipe is one that has just enough cinnamon flavor without overpowering the sweetness of the egg and milk mixture.
The other thing that separates good French toast from the rest is the crisp golden edges that can only be achieved by ensuring the pan is hot enough before cooking it.
And if cinnamon is your thing, you can sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top and drizzle the French toast with cinnamon syrup!
To make delicious French toast that bursting with cinnamon flavor you’ll need:
- Eggs: the nutritious base of French toast, it will be soaked up by the bread.
- Milk: You can use any type of milk, it will help thin out the whisked eggs and be absorbed by the bread.
- Vanilla Extract: adds richness to the flavor of this epic breakfast.
- Salt: just one small pinch will enhance the sweetness of this recipe.
- Cinnamon: the star of this delicious recipe!
- Bread: uThe best breads to use for French toast are thick ones like Teas toast, sourdough, or a country loaf.
You’ll find the ingredient amounts in the recipe card below.
What is the Ratio of Eggs to Milk for French Toast?
The eggs to milk ratio for making a soaking mixture for French toast is a personal preference. I like to use less than one egg and one tablespoon of milk per slice of bread; which is why in this recipe there are 6 eggs, ¼ cup milk (8 tablespoons) for 8 slices of French toast.
How to Make French Toast with Cinnamon
Making cinnamon French toast as a weekend breakfast is easy and in 3 steps! You’ll:
Beat the wet ingredients, cinnamon, sugar and salt together until smooth.
- Soak the Bread
Dip the bread into the soaking mixture for 30 seconds max. Make sure that the mixture covers both sides of the bread
- Cook the French Toast
Cook in a preheated pan on the stove for 2 minutes on each side.
Plate the French toast with your favorite toppings!
The Trick to Perfect French Toast
The trick to perfect French toast is making sure the bread soaks up just enough of the egg and cinnamon mixture but not so much that it breaks up when you lift it -you’ll get soggy results this this.
Making sure the pan is hot before you place the French toast is also important to create a nice golden sear.
How to Top Cinnamon French Toast
Although cinnamon French toast tastes delicious with a little butter and syrup, I love topping it with a few banana slices or other fruits. Powdered sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon syrup, or classic syrup are also great options for topping French Toast.
Cinnamon French Toast
- 6 eggs
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Pinch salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 8 thick slices of bread
- 1 banana sliced, for topping
- Cinnamon or Maple Syrup, for serving
Make the soaking mixture:
- In a large, wide bottom bowl, beat eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon with wire whisk until smooth.
Cook the French Toast:
- Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Once hot, melt some butter.
- Dip the bread slices into the egg mixture for about 30 seconds, just enough to soak up some of the mixture on each side but don’t soak it for too long.
- Immediately, place several bread slices on the greased hot pan and cook for 2 minutes on the first side, and once golden, flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes on the other side. Repeat this process with the remaining bread slices and soaking mixture.
- Serve the cooked French toast slices with a little butter, banana slices (if using) and syrup on top.