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How to Make Comforting Milk Toast

Updated on March 20, 2020
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Mary loves cooking from scratch using natural ingredients. Here she shares some of her favorite recipes and products.

Cinnamon sticks and ground
Cinnamon sticks and ground | Source

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 what is commonly considered 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 is common with the majority of comfort foods, would be considered poor man's food or a war-time food 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.

Toasted white bread
Toasted white bread | Source

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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. Even if your bread isn't fresh, you can still use it as it is going to be toasted.

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. If the edges are slightly burned, cut them off. 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. Again, right to the edges.
  3. Break the toast into small bite sized pieces and place in a bowl. Set aside.
  4. Warm 250 ml (1 cup) of milk, nonfat, low fat 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. I have found a spatula works better than a spoon.
  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 commercially prepared desserts. Once your kids get a taste for it, it can also be served instead of a traditional 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.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2011 Mary Wickison


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