Cinnabon or Cinnamon French Toast?
To me the scent of vanilla and cinnamon mingling happily means airports, traveling and Cinnabon, yum. Now you can bring the delicious taste HOME to you with this easy little recipe for Cinnabon Inspired Cinnamon French Toast.
We recently had a house full of boys over for a sleepover and those kids never stopped eating. They plowed through 5 pounds of pizza dough, 3 pounds of cheese, 2 pounds of pepperoni, 1 pound of salami, 1 pound of Italian sausage and shockingly .00002 pounds of precisely chopped vegetables. That they at so many vegetables is the shocking part, really. They ate an entire cake. Entire. Cake. 2 Gallons of lemonade and club soda. And that was all for dinner and up until bedtime.
They slept and were then ready to eat again. I’d forgotten what boys are like, I’ve only been out of this stage with my oldest son for about 3 years and my how quickly I forgot. Well consider me reminded. I was going to make pancakes for breakfast but realized I didn’t want to make that much batter and fussing with especially since French Toast is seen in much higher regards around here than pancakes.
Now enter vanilla extract, cinnamon and leftover cream cheese frosting and let them become Cinnabon French Toast. BOOM.
- 8 slices of dry bread, -I would use any thick cut and dry bread you have-French bread, Italian bread or Texas toast work well-I used sandwich bread because I was not planning to make french toast
- 3 eggs
- 2/3 cup half and half
- 1 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- butter , for frying, amount will vary
- 3 ounces cream cheese , softened
- 1/4 cup sugar, more to taste
- 1 Tablespoon milk
- dry your bread if you have time it makes better french toast-low oven for 15 minute helps!
- beat the eggs and the half and half
- beat in the cinnamon and vanilla
- melt butter in a skillet over medium heat
- when hot dip 2-3 slices of bread in the egg mix
- and place in the hot skillet
- cook until lightly crispy brown on the bottom
- flip and cook until lightly brown again
- repeat with the remaining bread
- serve hot with a fat dollop of cream cheese glaze on the top
- to make cream cheese glaze: mix cream cheese, sugar and milk together
cinnamon content can vary with little to no problem add more or less as your family likes--a LOT is not that great vanilla content, this seems to be just about right but again use more or less to taste half and half is my go to for French toast, milk works but the result is soggier toast cream cheese glaze can have more sugar added but we like a bit of tang with ours fresh jam is equally delicious if you don't have cream cheese to make a glaze