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Easy Cinnamon French Toast Recipe

This cinnamon French toast is a delicious breakfast recipe made with simple ingredients. Top with fresh fruit, nuts, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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

I realized that I only eat French toast when I go out for breakfast or brunch. It doesn’t make sense 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!

I have a great recipe for baked French toast casserole with blueberries, but this is a simple French toast recipe, perfect for lazy weekend mornings and easy enough for weekday breakfast. 

nuts and berries in a bowl, maple syrup, cinnamon sticks, and a bowl of uncooked eggs

What kind of bread should I use for French toast?

Every classic French toast recipe includes basic ingredients you can buy at your local grocery store. I think that’s what makes it such a classic recipe. 

The best type of bread for good French toast is thick bread. Texas toast, brioche, or French bread slices are my favorite for thick slices of bread. 

I will use white bread or whole wheat bread in a pinch, but the best bread is thick bread.

pile of cooked cinnamon French toast on a plate with orange juice and maple syrup in the background

How To Make Cinnamon French Toast

Add butter to a large skillet once you have whisked up your eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and milk in a shallow dish.

Soak the bread slices in the egg mixture and place them on the hot skillet one by one.

Cook each bread side for 1-2 minutes until it’s golden brown and toasty, and then remove it from the skillet.

French toast triangles with blueberries and nuts

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!

I like to cut each slice into triangles and place them on a long dish to serve it.

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 easy breakfast recipe at least once a month.

maple syrup being poured on top of French toast

What do you top French toast with?

You are not out of luck if you don’t like berries, have a nut allergy, and are out of syrup. Classic French toast is topped with butter, warm maple syrup, or powdered sugar.

The sugar option and 3 slices of bacon were my favorite breakfast on Saturday mornings as a kid.

Here are some French toast toppings suggestions instead of maple syrup:

  • Marscapone cheese
  • brown sugar
  • fresh berries
  • honey
  • jam
  • peanut butter
  • whipped cream
closeup photo of French toast triangle
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 with simple ingredients is an excellent addition to your next brunch. 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
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat a medium skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Whisk together eggs, milk, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt in a shallow bowl.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to a skillet or griddle and allow to melt, being careful that it doesn’t burn.
  3. Dip a slice of bread in the egg mixture, letting it soak until it is covered on both sides.
  4. Place soaked bread onto the hot skillet and fry on each side until golden and cooked through for about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Repeat with each bread slice, adding butter to the skillet as needed.
  6. As desired, serve hot and garnish with fresh blueberries, pecan pieces, and maple syrup.


You can substitute butter with cooking spray.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 449mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 13g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be correct.

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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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