This cinnamon french toast is a great addition to your next brunch – made with simple ingredients. Top with fresh blueberries, pecans and maple syrup.
Thank you to Phil’s Fresh Eggs for sponsoring today’s conversation. My love of their cage-free eggs and all opinions are my own.
I realized that I only eat french toast when I go out for breakfast or brunch. Which doesn’t make sense at all because it is so easy to make and I really like it.
The only sensible thing to do here is, of course, share a french toast recipe!
The first thing you need to make french toast is thick bread. I usually use a brioche loaf but any sturdy, thick cut bread will do. Beware the thin bread. When I use thinly sliced bread, the french toast is a little flimsy and does not hold toppings well.
Then you need to dip and soak the bread slices in the cinnamon, egg and milk mixture.
Choosing the eggs I would use was an easy choice; Phil’s Fresh Eggs are my go-to eggs every day. Phil’s has offered cage-free eggs since 1959 – they were one of the first pioneers in providing cage-free eggs.
Phil’s eggs are known for their deep yellowy orange yolks, which is a result of the chicken’s diet of corn, soybeans and omega-3 rich ingredients (all sourced from Midwestern farms, I might add!)
How To Make Cinnamon French Toast
Once you have whisked up your eggs, cinnamon and milk add butter to a hot skillet. One by one, soak the bread slices in the egg mixture and place them on the skillet.
Cook each bread side for 1-2 minutes until it’s brown and toasty and then remove it from the skillet. Repeat until all the cinnamon french toast is cooked. If you are like me… you will eat a slice hot off of the skillet. It smells so good!
To serve it, I like to cut each slice into triangles and place them on a long dish. Then I top it with fresh blueberries and pecan pieces before I drizzle a liberal amount of maple syrup on top.
You won’t be able to resist making this for breakfast, at least once a month.
What do you eat French toast with?
If you don’t like blueberries, have a nut allergy, and are out of syrup, you are not out of luck. Classic French toast is topped with butter and syrup or powdered sugar. The sugar option and 3 slices of bacon was my favorite Saturday morning breakfast as a kid.
Here are some French toast toppings options instead of syrup:
- Marscapone cheese
- fresh or frozen fruit
- peanut butter
- whipped cream
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Phil’s Fresh Eggs.
- 8 slices bread, cut thick (brioche is my favorite)
- 4 large eggs
- ⅔ cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pre-heat a medium skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla in a shallow bowl.
- Add butter to the skillet or griddle and allow to melt, being careful that it doesn't burn.
- Dip a slice of bread in the egg mixture, covering both sides. Place soaked bread onto skillet and fry on each side until golden and cooked through, about 1-2 minutes on each side.
- Repeat with each bread slice.
- Serve hot and garnish with fresh blueberries, pecan pieces and maple syrup as desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 416mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 13g