Cinnamon Bun French Toast

Total Time
14mins
Prep
8 mins
Cook
6 mins

This just might be the best French toast you will ever have! This tastes like a giant sticky cinnamon bun. I used Texas toast in place of egg bread for this and it worked well. You can use half and half in place of whipping cream. This recipe serves 2 people double or triple the recipe to serve more. Although I have not tried it as yet, if you plan on doubling the recipe, I would guess you could use half maple syrup and half pancake syrup due to cost factor. When I doubled the recipe, I used 2 cups of maple syrup, 1 cup whipping cream and 1 cup half and half.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 5 tablespoons butter, more if needed (no subs)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup whipping cream, unwhipped (can use half and half cream in place of whipping cream or use 1/2 cup each)
  • 2 14 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 -5 slices egg bread (about 1-inch thick)
  • confectioners' sugar (optional)

Directions

  1. In a saucepan bring the maple syrup, 1 tablespoon butter and 1 teaspoon cinnamon to a boil; boil for 2 minutes.
  2. In a bowl whisk eggs, whipping cream, vanilla, 3 tablespoons maple syrup mixture and the remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  3. Place the bread slices in a large baking dish.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over bread slices; turn to coat.
  5. Pierce bread in several places with a fork; let stand for 5 minutes.
  6. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  7. Add bread and cook until brown (about 3 minutes).
  8. Add in more butter to skillet, and turn bread over; cook until brown (about 3 minutes).
  9. Transfer to plates and serve with more syrup of sprinkle with confectioners sugar.