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Cinnamon Toast French Toast

by Ree Drummond March 27, 2014

"I am a French toast fanatic. Whether it's baked in a casserole dish or fried in a skillet, I simply cannot get enough of the stuff. And as any responsible mother would do, I've passed this love along to my four children. We are definitely a French toast family"

5 min. prep time 25 min. total time
6 servings


12 slices English muffin toasting bread
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 eggs
3 tablespoons half-and-half
Maple syrup (optional)


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Place Butter with Canola Oil, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla in small bowl. Using fork, mix until well combined. Spread 1 tablespoon of butter mixture on one side of each piece of bread. Be sure to go all the way to the edges.

Place bread, buttered-side up, on baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Turn on broiler and let bread cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, until top is bubbly and golden brown. (Watch so it won't burn!) (Can be made ahead.)

Remove bread from oven and let cool while mixing eggs. (Cooling bread for a few minutes helps it stay crispy.)

In a medium bowl (a pie plate works well too), whisk eggs, half-and-half and vanilla together. Dunk each slice of bread into egg mixture turning it to coat each side. Place finished slices back on baking sheet while you dunk the others.

Heat large skillet or griddle over medium to medium high heat (or an electric griddle to 350°F) and add some Butter with Canola Oil. When it melts, place bread slices, cinnamon sugar-side up, in skillet or griddle. Let cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then flip over and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with more butter and remaining bread slices.

Serve with Land O Lakes® Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread and maple syrup.



For step-by-step directions, go to Kitchen Conversations.

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