This French toast with cinnamon and brown sugar butter recipe is not your average breakfast! It’s loaded with sweet spices and decadent flavored butter.
Sometimes, when I was a child, my father would wake up super early on Saturdays and make a French toast breakfast for the whole family to enjoy. At the time, I never realized his recipe was so unique when compared to other French toast dishes. However, when I grew up, and he decided to share it with me, I knew I had something special.
You see, most French toast recipes only require you to dip bread into an egg batter and then cook everything. It wasn’t until I started working in restaurants that I noticed that method was the status quo. Nothing extra put into the offering, just whipped eggs, and a little salt. Needless to say, I was a bit dumbfounded.
It seemed like such a bland and boring French toast. As I cooked the patrons’ meals, I always thought to myself, “Man, these people are missing out.” So, one morning, when Kim and I were dating, I made my Dad’s French toast for her. She loved it! The spicy cinnamon and earthy nutmeg woke her up and left her wanting more. It’s funny, she always jokes that my cooking was why she married me.
When you combine it with the rich seasoned butter, it is a meal in and of itself. As the years have gone by I have improved on the recipe in subtle ways. Primarily, I started adding a touch of ginger and a little more salt. Additionally, using Texas Toast gives the dish better density and texture. As you can see from the pictures, pair it with a side of bacon and top it with fresh fruit and you have yourself a filling breakfast. In closing, it brings me great joy to dedicate this one to my Father and share it with everyone else. I am sure he would approve of my version of his amazing French toast.
French Toast with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Butter
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter
- 1 Stick Unsalted Butter (slightly softened)
- 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
- 4 Slices Texas Toast
- 5 Grade A Eggs
- 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
- 2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
- 1/4 Teaspoons Ground Ginger Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar
- 4 Tablespoons Maple Syrup (topping)
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter
- First, remove the butter from your fridge and set it out on the counter to soften.
- Next, in a medium-sized mixing bowl or food processor, combine the butter, brown sugar, the one and a half teaspoons of cinnamon.
- Then, whip or pulse the ingredients until they have combined. You should have a creamy whipped butter.
- Last, transfer the brown sugar cinnamon butter to your serving dish to use as a topping on your French toast.
- First, preheat a large skillet over medium heat and spray it with non-stick cooking spray.
- Next, in large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, heavy cream, nutmeg, ginger, salt, and the remaining cinnamon.
- After that, dip one piece of Texas toast at a time into the egg batter and place it in the pan to cook for one to three minutes on each side. The toast should be dark brown, and the toast should be dry before removing from the pan. Repeat this process until all the bread is cooked.
- Last, transfer the finished pieces of toast to the serving platter(s) and place one tablespoon of the cinnamon butter and one tablespoon of maple syrup on top each serving. Then devour and enjoy!