Homemade Cinnamon Toast

If you’re looking for the ultimate start to the day, turn on the oven and make a batch of this Homemade Cinnamon Toast!

If you're looking for the ultimate start to the day, turn on the oven and make a batch of this Homemade Cinnamon Toast!

Laura and I agree on most things. We agree that warm weather is better than cold weather. We agree that lobster is overrated. We agree that Scrappy Doo ruined Scooby Doo (ok, I might’ve added that one on my own). But one thing we do not agree on? Toast. Yes, toast.

If you're looking for the ultimate start to the day, turn on the oven and make a batch of this Homemade Cinnamon Toast!

More specifically, the disagreement revolves around when you should add butter to toast. I say you should butter bread before you toast it. Laura says you should butter bread after you toast it. Laura claims my method leads to soggy bread. I claim that her method leads to overly crunchy toast. We finally agreed to disagree here – I’m sure you folks out there who are married understand.

Homemade Cinnamon Toast

Bread. Cinnamon. Sugar. Butter. That’s it. 4 ingredients. Together they create the ultimate of morning bliss! To be fair, I did add a tiny bit of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt to this recipe, so I guess that makes 6 ingredients. The vanilla and salt can be omitted, but I do think they are worth adding.

If you're looking for the ultimate start to the day, turn on the oven and make a batch of this Homemade Cinnamon Toast!

In the end, this Homemade Cinnamon Toast is a thing of beauty. The bread is soft, but not soggy. It’s crunchy, but not too crunchy. It’s delicious!

The key to making the perfect Homemade Cinnamon Toast is the oven. Yup, the oven. A toaster is a great invention for many things, but if you want amazing Homemade Cinnamon Toast, then head to the oven! (Plus, when you use the oven, you can easily scale up this recipe to make as much cinnamon toast as you need.)

If you're looking for the ultimate start to the day, turn on the oven and make a batch of this Homemade Cinnamon Toast!

Growing up, I always made cinnamon toast by buttering a piece of bread and then shaking some cinnamon-sugar on top. That method still works in a pinch, but if you want a truly gourmet piece of cinnamon toast then this recipe is the way to go!

There are a couple of keys to this Homemade Cinnamon Toast recipe. First, the butter mixture. Instead of buttering the toast and then adding cinnamon-sugar, you mix it all together first. The result is a thick paste of sorts that gets spread on top of the bread. And don’t forget to spread the cinnamon butter all the way to the edges of the bread. We need maximum cinnamon butter coverage on that toast!

If you're looking for the ultimate start to the day, turn on the oven and make a batch of this Homemade Cinnamon Toast!

Laura commented that the cinnamon butter topping on this bread tastes just like the inside of a cinnamon roll. She’s right! Heck, we could’ve called this recipe Cinnamon Roll Toast. No matter what you call it, it’s delicious.

Once the cinnamon butter topping is in place, just toss that bread on a baking sheet and bake it for 10 minutes. Yup, the best cinnamon toast is made by baking the bread. Trust me here!

If you're looking for the ultimate start to the day, turn on the oven and make a batch of this Homemade Cinnamon Toast!

Oh, and then there’s the broiler. Once the bread has baked, switch on the broiler for a minute or two. Broiling the cinnamon toast helps crisp up the cinnamon butter on top without burning the bread underneath. It’s pretty darned amazing!

If you’re looking for the ultimate start to the day, turn on the oven and make a batch of this cinnamon toast! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. Happy baking!

Did you make a batch of this Homemade Cinnamon Toast at home? Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog) – I’d love to see your version!

If you're looking for the ultimate start to the day, turn on the oven and make a batch of this Homemade Cinnamon Toast!

Homemade Cinnamon Toast

If you're looking for the ultimate start to the day, turn on the oven and make a batch of this Homemade Cinnamon Toast!
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 229kcal

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 4 slices bread

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Using a small bowl, add butter, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract and salt; stir until well combined.
  • Spread butter mixture evenly on top of slices of bread. (Tip: Make sure to spread butter mixture all the way to edges of the bread.)
  • Place bread on a sheet pan. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes.
  • Broil for 1-2 minutes. (Note: Watch bread closely at this stage as it can burn quickly!)

Notes

Adapted from Pioneer Woman.
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11 Comments

  1. Will be making this soon can i use coconut oil as am a vegan will use my new air fryer for this will try this on thursday after work perfect for my home snacks while i work on the computer and phone love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya

      1. Hey Ramya! You could certainly use focaccia for this recipe – any type of bread will work. And feel free to use coconut oil, too! You’ll have to let me know how this tastes with coconut oil…it sounds delicious to me!

  2. 5 stars
    I’m with Laura here: first toasting then butter. There’s something special in that contrast of warm crispy bread and cold melting butter. But that’s about using a toaster.
    Now, I also absolutely love the method for making these cinnamon toasts. Basically the butter gets melted into the bread, making it cinnamony all the way yet not too wet and crisp from outside. They look terrific indeed!
    So, my solution would be 1) toast and butter for regular toasts 2) butter and toast for cinnamon toasts:)

    1. Ok, Ben. I see how it is. You side with Laura on the proper method for toast making. I thought we were friends?! Haha. In other news, this cinnamon toast truly is amazing! And you can make a big batch quite easily if you have guests staying with you!

    1. Haha – that’s my normal method, too, Kathy! It’s quick and easy. But if you really want to take that cinnamon toast to the next level, try this method – it’s insanely delicious! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    My mother didn’t even mix the cinnamon and sugar, lol. Sprinkled sugar on top of the butter, then cinnamon on top of that. I always wondered why she didn’t do cinnamon sugar like normal people. Then again, she called white bread “poison bread.” Cute post!

    1. Haha – I mean I know white bread isn’t the best in terms of nutritional value, but I still had to laugh at your mom calling it “poison bread.” Too funny! Thanks, Kim!

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