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Scrumptious and Simple Cinnamon Vanilla French Toast

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Cinnamon vanilla French toast is a scrumptious way to start your day, besides who says you can’t have anything sweet for breakfast.

Cinnamon vanilla french toast

I always loved french toast when I was a kid, but it was just simple eggs and milk that my mum used to use. So I have added some extra ingredients to make cinnamon vanilla french toast.

Picture this! It is a Sunday morning; you still have half a loaf of bread in the cupboard as the last thing your kids want to eat on the weekend is sandwiches. And why would they, they take them to school every day during the week.

The bread isn’t good for anything now, but toast and you are going to end up throwing most of it away. So make use of it and turn that stale bread into a breakfast or brunch the whole family is going to love.

What is French toast?

Then you think about toast, you think of pieces of bread you put in a toaster, cover with butter and your favorite spread. For me, that’s the Aussie favorite Vegemite.

But Cinnamon vanilla french toast is entirely different. With this dish, you soak your pieces of bread in an egg and milk mixture and then fry them in a skillet or fry pan on the stove.

Is French toast French?

As a kid, I always thought that french toast came from France, but as I discovered in my adult life, that was not the case. French toast dates back to the Roman Empire but was given its name in the 17th century by the English.

It was then brought to America by the early settlers.

Is French toast called French toast in France?

The question is if French toast is called French toast in England, America, Australia, and many other countries around the world, is it called French toast in France.

The answer is no; it is not. The french call french toast “Pain Perdu” which means “lost bread”. Sounds like a strange name to call it. But it is because the french toast used to get made from stale bread that would get thrown away.

Can French toast be made without eggs?

Not everyone can have eggs due to your dietary preference, or you may be allergic. But you do not have to miss out as you can make this just fine without having to use eggs.

Instead add one tablespoon or two, depending on the consistency you would like your mixture for every egg you need to substitute.

What about substituting milk in the cinnamon vanilla french toast?

Milk is easily substituted if you are unable to have milk or prefer not to. Other alternatives are soy or almond milk.  

Or if you like you can even use buttermilk instead of regular milk to mix it up a little, but please note, buttermilk is not a substitute for milk, so if you are lactose intolerant use what you would typically substitute your milk with.

How do you avoid French toast collapsing in the middle?

Has this ever happened to you while making french toast?

It’s quite simple to avoid having happen, and two ways to go about doing this.

Firstly, you need to make sure your pan or skillet is hot when you put the egg soaked bread into it. It will help the egg mixture to cook faster, giving the bread slices more firmness.  

Use a spatula to turn it, not tongs; this will allow you to pick up the bread and flip it without it sinking or tearing in the center.

Another thing to keep in mind is how long you are soaking the bread in the mixture. If you like to have your egg mixture soak right through the bread slices, and I know some people that will even soak their bread in the mixture overnight. You will need to be mindful that the more liquid in the bread slices, the soggier it is going to be and the more chance you have of it breaking or collapsing.  

You will need to use a wide spatula when picking it up and placing it on the skillet as well as flipping it. Even the use of two spatulas could help, but be careful not to squash the center. 

I prefer to coat the outside of the bread instead of socking it right through, which makes cooking it easy and comes out perfect every time.

How to make cinnamon vanilla french toast.

Cinnamon vanilla french toast

Scrumptious and Simple Cinnamon Vanilla French Toast

A nice easy breakfast that will make use of bread you are going to have to throw in the bin.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Servings 4 People
Calories 207 kcal


  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp Caster Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 6 Slices Bread


  • Whisk the eggs in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add milk, caster sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Whisk until all combined and the caster sugar is dissolved.
  • Place the mixture into a flat bottom container, big enough to put a slice of bread into.
  • Melt butter on a skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Coat both sides of the bread in the mixture and allow any excess to drain off before placing on the skillet.
  • Cook until both sides are brown and serve.


Serve with some vanilla ice cream or yogurt and strawberries, with a sprinkle of cinnamon. You can add a drizzle of maple syrup, but try not to add too much as it will overpower the taste of the vanilla and cinnamon.


Serving: 2SlicesCalories: 207kcal (10%)Carbohydrates: 24.1g (8%)Protein: 9.6g (19%)Fat: 6.5g (10%)Saturated Fat: 2.3g (14%)Cholesterol: 169mg (56%)Sodium: 275mg (12%)Potassium: 132mg (4%)Fiber: 0.8g (3%)Sugar: 11.1g (12%)Calcium: 140mg (14%)Iron: 2mg (11%)
Keyword Cinnamon vanilla french toast
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