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Old Fashioned Cinnamon Toast: A Quick Breakfast Idea

Old fashioned cinnamon toast is a quick breakfast idea for days when you don’t have time to eat a bowl of cereal. It’s easy to take on the go!

A quick and simple breakfast idea.  Old fashioned cinnamon toast is perfect for those days when you don’t even have time to sit down and eat a bowl of cereal.  It’s also easy to take old fashioned cinnamon toast on the go when you have an especially busy day!

quick and easy cinnamon french toast breakfast recipe

Hello again! It’s Alycia from Our Homestead Where My Heart Is. These last few months have been some crazy ones for my family. I’m sure most of you can relate. Those are the times when cooking ends up being the last thing on my to-do list. But unfortunately a good meal or even some home cooked comfort food is what we really need.

quick and easy cinnamon french toast breakfast recipe

Mornings are especially tough.  We all wake up hungry and need to rush off for work, school, or different activities. There have been so many times that I have tried to look up a quick and simple breakfast recipe on Pinterest to only find myself disappointed. Of course, everything I find looks incredible, but not exactly quick and simple.  By the time I get done reading the recipe I am completely overwhelmed by the amount of steps, and ingredients that I don’t have.  Especially since I avoid going to the store as much as possible.  So we end up having fried eggs every day since we always have some of those lying around.

Then I remembered one of my favorite family recipes from growing up.  Every time my mom would make homemade bread, which was often weekly, we would use up the leftovers to make my favorite cinnamon toast. Good old fashioned cinnamon toast is the king of all quick and simple breakfasts.

I am telling you this is no ordinary toast.  “So what makes old fashioned cinnamon toast so special?” you might ask.

Well first old fashioned cinnamon toast starts with really delicious bread in the first place.  Don’t worry if you don’t have time to make bread.  Just stop by your local bakery and grab several loaves of the good stuff.  You can freeze it until you’re ready to make this recipe. The thing that surprises most people is that this is made the opposite way of a regular cinnamon toast.  You add the ingredients on top of the old fashioned cinnamon toast first, and then apply heat.  This makes for an extremely moist toast, but the sugar on top becomes candied as it heats up and mixes with the butter.  When it comes to comfort food, what else would you need?

Old Fashioned Cinnamon Toast Recipe

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Supplies

Ingredients

  • your favorite homemade or bakery bread
  • butter
  • sugar
  • cinnamon

Cooking Tips for making Cinnamon toast

Lay the sliced bread (I used my homemade sourdough) on the cookie sheet.

quick and easy cinnamon french toast breakfast recipe

Spread generously with butter.

quick and easy cinnamon french toast breakfast recipe

Gently shake a regular old teaspoon of sugar onto the buttered bread, then sprinkle with cinnamon. Put into the oven and broil on the lowest setting. Typically it takes 5 minutes. But, as we know all ovens are different. So to be safe I would recommend checking after 3 minutes. You will want to see the edges slightly browned and the butter bubbling. Wait a minute or two for the old fashioned cinnamon toast to cool (the walk to your car should do it) and enjoy!

If you have an air fryer, you may also want to check out this easy Air Fryer French Toast recipe!

quick and easy cinnamon french toast breakfast recipe
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Quick and Simple Breakfast – Old Fashioned Cinnamon Toast

A quick and simple breakfast idea. Perfect for those days when you don’t even have time to sit down and eat a bowl of cereal. It’s also easy to take on the go when you have an especially busy day!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon toast, kid friendly
Servings: 1
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Alycia – Our Homestead Where My Heart Is

Ingredients

  • your favorite homemade or bakery bread
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon

Instructions

  • Lay the sliced bread on the cookie sheet. Spread generously with butter.
  • Gently shake a regular old teaspoon of sugar onto the buttered bread. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Put into the oven and broil on the lowest setting. Typically it takes 5 minutes. But, as we know all ovens are different. So to be safe I would recommend checking after 3 minutes. You will want to see the edges slightly browned and the butter bubbling. Wait a minute or two for the toast to cool and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 223mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg
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Originally published April 2017. Updated April 2020.

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