By Far, The BEST Way to Make Cinnamon Toast

By far, the best way to make cinnamon toast. A simple trick that you'll be so glad you tried. | Thriving Home-5

Cinnamon toast is pretty hard to screw up.

I mean it’s just a combination of cinnamon, sugar and butter on bread. Not much skill to it, right?


You’re all wrong.

There is a fabulous, beautiful, unbelievable, life-changing way to make cinnamon toast that you must know about. For 30 years of my life, I missed out on this goodness but in the meantime, we are making up for it. My husband and kids have no objections either. Cinnamon Toast | Thriving Home-5

In fact, we almost have to buy two loaves of bread a week since we seem to make this type of cinnamon toast almost twice a week. This, in addition to our discovery of eggs in a hole, is cleaning out our bread supply fast.

Are you ready to change your cinnamon toasting experience for the rest of your life? (Can you tell I’m in a dramatic mood?)

Deep breath. Here we go. 

1. Generously butter your bread.

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The key to this method is the butter. A generous amount of butter. Reason is, when you broil the toast in the oven, the butter creates a slightly crispy-caramelized-rich tasting crust. If you skimp on the butter, this recipe will be lacking the goodness I am making such a big deal about.

Spread about 1 tablespoon of softened butter all over the slice of bread.

2. Sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon of sugar on top of your butter.

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3. Sprinkle on a touch of cinnamon.

I can taste the goodness now.
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4. Broil your toast.

Yes, seriously. Broil it.

Put your prepared toast in your oven and turn the broiler on high. (Do not preheat or your toast will cook too fast!) After about 2-3 minutes, depending on your oven, the butter will start to bubble a lot and the edges of your toast will start to turn brown. Using tongs, remove the toast when it is toasted to your liking. Just don’t overdue it or you will have charred that delicious butter.

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Oh my heavens, get ready.

You’ll never go back to your old ways.

You’re welcome.

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  1. Jenn says

    I’ve done this for years. It is delicious! So good. Plus the kitchen smells amazing.

    • Polly says

      You’re ahead of the game! I also make garlic bread this way now.

  2. April says

    I prefer doing this with Texas toast, if I have it 🙂

    • Polly says

      Yummy. Good idea!

  3. Lauren says

    This is the way my aunt always made my cinnamon toast. I have such fond memories of waking up at her house as a child and having this for breakfast. Your post brought a smile to my face this morning.

    • Polly says

      Awe! Maybe I’ll be that aunt who made awesome cinnamon toast to my niece. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Kathy says

    This is almost the way we make it. I actually keep the cinnamon and sugar mixed in a shaker for quickly putting on the buttered bread. Yum!

    • Polly says

      It’s hard to go wrong with bread, butter, sugar and cinnamon. Haha!

  5. Laura says

    Yes, broiling is a great idea, and you can do many at a time. I keep my cinnamon and sugar mixed in a shaker too that I bought at WalMart (probably around $3). I keep a BIG canister-thingy of it mixed in my pantry and just fill my shaker as needed. My family runs on cinnamon and sugar, so I mix a HUGE bowl at a time, fill my BIG canister and keep it around for months, filling my WalMart shaker as needed.

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