Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cinnamon Toast

So all three of our little darlings were up by 5 this morning. Handsome and I were so glad to see them we didn't mind at all! Not. We love those little boogers, but we love them more later in the morning. Anyway, since I was up, I brewed a pot of coffee, fixed Handsome's turkey sandwich for his lunch, and made a batch of cinnamon toast.

When I was grocery shopping Friday, I picked up a loaf of Italian bread that was on sale for $0.79. Considering that will make two batches of toast I thought it was a pretty great deal! Here's the recipe for how we like it:

Cinnamon Toast

4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon white sugar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 slices Italian bread

In a small bowl, stir together the first four ingredients until well combined. Spread this evenly, all the way to the edges, onto the bread slices. Place the slices on a foil-lined baking sheet. Set your broiler to 475° and make sure your oven rack is near the top. Broil the bread for just a few minutes - you want the butter/sugar to caramelize, but not burn. Watch it carefully!

I like that the edges are crispy and the topping has a little crunch to it, but the rest of the bread is soft and perfectly warmed through. Even if we owned a toaster I would still make it this way!

Before ...

... and after!


  1. Have you seen The Pioneer Woman's post about cinnamon toast? Your instructions seem similar :-) Um, regretting that we ate all the Italian bread last night...

  2. I have! I prefer brown sugar, and she uses A LOT more of everything - sugar, butter, cinnamon ... Plus, I like my bread to stay soft underneath where she bakes it to make it crisp. Then again, she has her own TV show, so she must be doing it right! ;)