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Cinnamon French Toast

This cinnamon french toast is a great addition to your next brunch – made with simple ingredients. Top with fresh blueberries, pecans and maple syrup.

plate of cinnamon French toast topped with nuts, blueberries and 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.

cinnamon French toast ingredients
stack of freshly cooked cinnamon French toast

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!)

syrup being poured on cinnamon ranch toast
up close photo of a slice of cinnamon French toast

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.

overhead photo of cinnamon French toast

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
  • nuts
  • fresh or frozen fruit
  • honey
  • jam
  • peanut butter
  • whipped cream

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Phil’s Fresh Eggs.

plate of cinnamon French toast topped with nuts, blueberries and syrup

Cinnamon French Toast

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This cinnamon french toast is a great addition to your next brunch with simple ingredients. Top with fresh blueberries, pecans and maple syrup.


  • 8 slices bread, cut thick (brioche is my favorite)
  • 4 large eggs
  • ⅔ cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • butter


  1. Pre-heat a medium skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla in a shallow bowl.
  2. Add butter to the skillet or griddle and allow to melt, being careful that it doesn't burn.
  3. 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.
  4. Repeat with each bread slice.
  5. Serve hot and garnish with fresh blueberries, pecan pieces and maple syrup as desired.
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

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Denise Browning

Sunday 19th of March 2017

It looks like a vision of paradise. Something to make for a Sunday breakfast!!!

Vashti Q

Tuesday 7th of March 2017

Hello! Your french toast looks scrumptious and the presentation is elegant. Well done!

Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

Friday 3rd of March 2017

French toast is one thing my family can't get enough of!!


Friday 3rd of March 2017

Sounds like the perfect way to start the morning to me!

Amanda | The Chunky Chef

Thursday 2nd of March 2017

I'm completely in love with this French toast!! Great photos :)

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