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 French Toast, no cinnamon rolls needed.
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.
8slicesof 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
2/3cuphalf and half
1Tablespoon vanilla extract
butterfor frying, amount will vary
1/4cupSugarmore to taste
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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
Enjoy, oh and if making for a hoard of boys then you will need to scale up the recipe by about 6 times.