Cinnamon Sugar French-Style Texas Toast

Total Time:
40 min
10 min
30 min

4 servings

  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 thick slices white bread (about 3/4 of a white sandwich or Pullman loaf, cut into 3/4-inch-thick slices)
  • Suggested servings: Jam or hot pure maple syrup

Preheat an oven to 200 degrees F, and place a rack on a sheet pan.

Whisk the milk and eggs in a glass pie or casserole dish until evenly combined.

Whisk the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add about 1/2 a tablespoon of butter to the skillet, swirling the pan to coat the surface. Dip 2 slices of bread into the egg mixture and immediately lay in the skillet. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top and cook until the undersides are brown and crisp, about 4 minutes. Add a nut-sized bit of butter to the skillet, as needed, and flip the toast, cook until golden on the underside, about 3 minutes more.

Serve immediately or transfer to the rack in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining bread and batter. Serve with jam or maple syrup.

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    very delicious, and obviously as many others have said not healthy at all
    I think it was delicious.... as for the diabetics and people looking for "healthy food"... what the heck are you doing looking at recipies for french toast...DUH! Of course it's not healthy.  
    I agree with several others that this is nothing especially tasty and is NOT healthy, as they advertised. I also believe that the Food Network people NEVER read the reviews or they'd correct some mistakes that show up or change the category or even ask that particular chef/cook to change something - but they never do. So we're on our own to figure things out and thank heavens we DO read the reviews and often have more sense than the chefs.
    Boyfriend really enjoyed
    Can't be to healthy. With Milk, sugar, eggs and unsalted butter.....
    This was my first attempt at any kind of Frech toast, so my first 4 were very soggy. I began to get the hang of it after a second batch. These were awesome though. I love how the burnt/carmelized cinnamon-sugar makes sort of a gooey/crispy coating. Yum!
    I just started browsing the 'Healthy Eating' section and noticed that while they advertise that these recipes are 'healthy', there is NO nutritional info given. This recipe for French Toast does not seem necessarily healthy! I am also a type 1 diabetic so even if I can trust the recipes to be healthy, I still need carbohydrate info at least! A little disappointed with this section......
    Maybe if you used a thick whole grain bread and a little less sugar.
    This was a quick and easy French Toast recipe, but nothing out of the ordinary. I liked the idea of sprinkling a cinnamon and sugar mixture over the top. Would make again.
    This is really good...loved the cinanamon topping!
    ...but not fabulous.
    Quick, easy and my kids loved it! I made extra pieces and froze them (with wax paper in between) and just pop them into the toaster for a quick, healthy breakfast.
    I made this with my 9yr old daughter. It was a great learning tool for her and a tasty treat for us both.
    My daughter and I fixed this recipe for an after-Thanksgiving day meal. My husband and children loved it. I thought the cinnamon sugar on the toast with syrup made the toast too sweet. This is very easy to make and was enjoyed by all. If I was to make this again, I would add a little vanilla and less sugar.
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