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Once you try the broil method for Cinnamon Toast you will never eat it any other way again. Making Cinnamon Toast in the oven allows the butter and sugar to caramelize on top while keeping the bottom half of the bread soft. It’s a delightful combination of flavor and texture that is SO easy to make.
Why You’ll Love this Recipe
- It tastes better – The broiler marries the flavors of butter and sugar into a delicious combination that isn’t found in other cinnamon toast methods.
- It only takes 5 minutes. Spread, sprinkle, boil. That’s it.
- It can be scaled up easily – It would be easy to make piles and piles of Cinnamon Toast in the oven.
- You add the ingredients before cooking – This means the toast comes out ready to eat!
Here is what you will need to make Cinnamon toast in the oven.
- Butter – Softened butter is key. It needs to easily spread all over the bread without ripping it.
- Bread – You can use any type of sliced bread that you want.
How to Make Cinnamon Toast in the Oven
Here is a quick overview of what you’ll be doing:
1 – Generously butter your bread. Spread it ALL over.
2 – Sprinkle ground cinnamon. I use my hands for this so I don’t get too much.
3 – Sprinkle sugar over the top. Be generous. It won’t caramelize without it.
4 – Broil. Going from a cold oven to a broil yields the best results.
How to Know When it’s Done
Since every oven is different, it’s important to know what signs to look for. The nice thing about broiling something is you can crack the oven door open and watch while it cooks. Here are a few signs that your Cinnamon Toast is done:
- The top of the toast will be bubbling. You’ll see the butter on top start simmering and bubbling. Don’t remove it quite yet. The magic is happening! But keep a close eye on it. It can go from perfect to burnt in a matter of seconds.
- The edges start to brown. As soon as the crust/unbuttered parts start to brown, I give it about 5-10 more seconds before I remove it.
Moral of the story: Watch it closely!
Yep! As long as it has a broil option, this recipe will work in a toaster oven.
No, you can place the prepared bread slices directly on the oven rack. I find it harder to do it this way but it will work!
No, do not preheat the oven. It will cook the toast way too fast and not allow it to caramelize on top.
You could but it won’t be nearly as good. Cinnamon Toast is best eaten right out of the oven.
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- 4 slices bread
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoons cinnamon
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- On baking sheet, lay out the bread slices.
- Generously butter each slice with about 1 tablespoon of softened butter.
- Sprinkle a little cinnamon over the bread followed by 1/2 teaspoon of sugar per piece.
- Adjust the top oven rack of your oven to about 6 inches below the broiler. Place the baking sheet of prepared bread in a cold oven and turn on the broiler to high.
- Broil about 3 minutes. Timing will vary depending on your own. You know it’s done when the butter is bubbling and edges begin to brown.
- Softened butter is key to this working. It needs to be spread out evenly over the bread.
- Don’t preheat the oven. This will cook the toast too quickly, not allowing it to caramelize.
- You can easily scale this recipe up. Great for groups!
- You don’t have to put the toast on a baking sheet. It can go straight on the oven rack if you want.