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How to Make Comforting Milk Toast

Updated on April 7, 2017
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cinnamon sticks
cinnamon sticks

What is Milk Toast?

One of my favorite things to have for breakfast is milk toast. In my house it has always been called cinnamon toast with milk over it. If you want the recipe, the last sentence pretty much says it all. It is a comfort food. It is great on a cold morning or for snuggling up on the sofa with a bowlful to watch a movie.

This, as the majority of comfort foods I suspect, are what would be considered "poor man's food" or war-time foods but good things last.

This is also a good food for someone who has been ill. It warms you up but it isn't too spicy or strong. Perfect for recuperation.

Sliced wholemeal bread
Sliced wholemeal bread

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Selecting the bread

First select the bread. Whether you use wholemeal, white, home made or store bought, the choice is yours. Whichever is your favorite can be used. I like to use two slices for one bowl of milk toast

Toast until golden brown.


  • 2 slices Bread, white or brown
  • Butter or margarine
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • 250 ml Milk, any type
cinnamon toast
cinnamon toast


  1. Toast your bread until golden. Using either butter or margarine, spread to the edges of your toast.
  2. Because you will be adding milk, you will probably want more cinnamon and sugar than you would normally have on your cinnamon toast. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over the buttered toast.
  3. Break the toast into small bite sized pieces and place into a bowl. Set aside.
  4. Warm 250 ml (1 cup) of milk, nonfat, lowfat or full fat either in a saucepan on the stove or in a microwave. If you are using a microwave, 1.5 minutes will be enough. The milk shouldn't boil. If you are using a saucepan on a stove, it will be necessary to stir it to keep it from catching on the bottom of the pan.
  5. Once your milk has reached your desired temperature, pour over the cinnamon toast pieces. Your milk toast is now ready to eat.
  6. *****Sprinkle with nutmeg if desired******

A healthier option

This is a perfect quick treat. It can be eaten instead of a dessert and is much healthier than some. Once your kids get a taste for it, it can also be served instead of a tradtional and costly breakfast cereal. It is healthier than most breakfast cereals at your supermarket as well.

Comfort Food Makeovers
Comfort Food Makeovers

I always think one of the best things to give a child leaving home is a cookbook, it makes them more independent I feel.

This is a great one, the food they want when they are away from home.


Do you enjoy milk toast in your home?

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    • Blond Logic profile image

      Mary Wickison 3 years ago from Brazil

      It is a warming simple recipe. I hope you try it, thanks for reading.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      THis looks absolutely divine.

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      Mary Wickison 4 years ago from Brazil

      Hi Diana,

      It always brings back happy memories for me when I have it. There is something so homey and comforting about it.

      Thanks for telling us about your memories of it.

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      Diana L Pierce 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Back in the 60s we ate milk toast for breakfast before going to school. It was our favorite and easy to make.

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      Mary Wickison 5 years ago from Brazil

      I just knew I wasn't the only one who loved this. Sometimes we get out of the habit of eating something, and forget about it.

      Thanks for stopping by JamaGenee

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      Joanna McKenna 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      I haven't had milk toast for years so thanks ever so much, Blong-Logic, for this reminder of a long-forgotten comfort food! Perfect for cold winter mornings or when I'm snuggled up on the sofa in front of the telly!