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Deliciously Easy, Crunchy Cinnamon Toast

Updated on January 15, 2014
Deliciously Easy, Crunchy Cinnamon Toast
Deliciously Easy, Crunchy Cinnamon Toast | Source
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I wish I knew the history of cinnamon toast, or could share with you the health of sugar, being one of the main ingredients.

But all I can say is that this is one of those recipes that goes way back. I first learned this one as a small child from my father. He probably learned it from his.

Everyone has a different way to make this, but this is the best, and only way to make this great.

Bread, butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Yum!

Of course you could do this in a toaster oven, but it would take longer.

You could also toast your bread in a stand-up toaster first, then quickly spread butter, sugar and cinnamon. Unfortunately, your bread just won't be the same.

It may be crunchy on one side, but will quickly start getting soggy, and your cinnamon and sugar won't be crunchy.

If you've never tried it in your oven on low broil, waiting for the loads of cinnamon and sugar to melt and boil together to make a nice crispy, crunchy layer on top of your bread, you are missing out.

Try this recipe at least once, and you'll surely write back and thank me. I know you'll enjoy!

Step One: Cover a cookie sheet in aluminum foil
Step One: Cover a cookie sheet in aluminum foil | Source
Step Two: Lay out your bread on your cookie sheet; I can usually make up to six pieces at a time
Step Two: Lay out your bread on your cookie sheet; I can usually make up to six pieces at a time | Source
Step Three: Spread a thick layer of butter on each piece of bread
Step Three: Spread a thick layer of butter on each piece of bread | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves each person 2 pieces of toast

Ingredients

  • Your choice in bread slices
  • 1 tub of butter
  • Plenty of sugar
  • Plenty of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Set your oven to low broil and cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Set out your desired number of bread slices. You can use just about any type of bread; wheat, white, whole grain, gluten-free, cinnamon raisin, or anything else you desire.
  3. Butter each of your bread slices thickly. You don't want to be able to see the bread underneath.
  4. You'll want to butter each piece thickly because this butter will melt, incorporate the sugar, and boil to create the crunchy layer that makes this toast so delicious.
  5. Now, with a big spoon, sprinkle your sugar layer thickly.
  6. You'll want enough sugar to soak up your butter and create a nice thick crunchy layer on each slice of toast.
  7. Finally, sprinkle cinnamon on each piece. You don't need a lot to be delicious.
  8. Pop your cookie sheet of bread slices into the oven and broil for 10 minutes.
  9. If you are watching, you'll see the toast heat up and start to bubble. It's when it stops bubbling that it is done.
  10. When the timer goes off, remove your toast and set it on the stove to cool.
  11. Cooling will allow it to crisp up and harden. You're right, I can't wait that long either!
  12. Enjoy! Yummy! Yummy!
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Make sure that you are spreading your butter enough to cover any sight of the bread below.You'll need to melt your sugar and essentially boil it on top of your bread. This is what makes it crunchy.Step Four: With a large spoon, shake a thick layer of sugar onto each pieceYou'll want enough sugar on each piece to boil with the butter and create a crunchy layer on each piece of toast.Step Five: Finally, sprinkle cinnamon on each piece of toastYou don't need much cinnamon, just enough to make it taste good.Step Six: Pop your toast in the oven and broil on low for 10 minutesStep Seven: Let it cool so it will harden and crisp up before you eat it. Yummy!If you didn't watch while it was happening, all of the little holes on top of your toast shows you where it was boiling and the air escaped.Step Eight: Enjoy!
Make sure that you are spreading your butter enough to cover any sight of the bread below.
Make sure that you are spreading your butter enough to cover any sight of the bread below. | Source
You'll need to melt your sugar and essentially boil it on top of your bread. This is what makes it crunchy.
You'll need to melt your sugar and essentially boil it on top of your bread. This is what makes it crunchy. | Source
Step Four: With a large spoon, shake a thick layer of sugar onto each piece
Step Four: With a large spoon, shake a thick layer of sugar onto each piece | Source
You'll want enough sugar on each piece to boil with the butter and create a crunchy layer on each piece of toast.
You'll want enough sugar on each piece to boil with the butter and create a crunchy layer on each piece of toast. | Source
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Step Five: Finally, sprinkle cinnamon on each piece of toast
Step Five: Finally, sprinkle cinnamon on each piece of toast | Source
You don't need much cinnamon, just enough to make it taste good.
You don't need much cinnamon, just enough to make it taste good. | Source
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Step Six: Pop your toast in the oven and broil on low for 10 minutes
Step Six: Pop your toast in the oven and broil on low for 10 minutes | Source
Step Seven: Let it cool so it will harden and crisp up before you eat it. Yummy!
Step Seven: Let it cool so it will harden and crisp up before you eat it. Yummy! | Source
If you didn't watch while it was happening, all of the little holes on top of your toast shows you where it was boiling and the air escaped.
If you didn't watch while it was happening, all of the little holes on top of your toast shows you where it was boiling and the air escaped. | Source
Step Eight: Enjoy!
Step Eight: Enjoy! | Source

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 pieces of toast
Calories 154
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Carbohydrates 26 g9%
Sugar 5 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 11 mg4%
Sodium 199 mg8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
The Sign of Good Food
The Sign of Good Food | Source

This is one of the yummy breakfast dishes that is in our regular breakfast rotation, next to waffles, pancakes, French toast, and oatmeal.

We each have our own meals that we make, and this is one of mine, which makes it one of my husband's favorites. lol That way he can sit on the couch and enjoy being pampered.

What's great is that it is so incredibly easy and amazingly delicious!

I would love to offer you options, or give you other ingredients you could use to make this your own, but I have none.

This is one of those recipes that is just delicious as it is. I can't possibly imagine a better combination than cinnamon and sugar?! Enjoy!

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    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      And it tastes even better! :) Thank you for your comment. I'm so glad you liked the recipe.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A unique recipe toast and cinnamon with lots of butter sounds a wonderful idea.

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Yummy! Yummy! I recommend keeping it to two pieces at a time. :) Otherwise you might get a serious sugar rush.

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      kidscrafts 

      4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      It looks delicious but like cinnamon in moderation :-) But I am sure my husband would love that one :-))) Thanks for sharing!

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