This Cinnamon French Toast recipe features thick slices of french toast covered in cinnamon sugar and topped with a Mexican chocolate sauce. All the flavor of Mexican churros – but for breakfast!
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Is there anything better than french toast for breakfast? Yes! Cinnamon French Toast!
Covered in delicious cinnamon sugar and served with a Mexican chocolate sauce, this french toast is a fun twist on Mexican churros. It’s the perfect brunch recipe for special occasions like Easter, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas morning.
Ingredients you’ll need
To start, you’ll need some common ingredients like granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, a little milk and some organic eggs.
The eggs in this recipe are what holds everything together, which is why I love using Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs. They’re high quality, taste amazing and have some of the most vibrant yolks I’ve ever seen.
Eggs are a kitchen staple in my house, and because I eat them so often, it’s really important to me that they’re organic, sustainably sourced and humanely raised. Pete and Gerry’s eggs are all of that and more. Their eggs are organic, Certified Humane free range, and produced by over 125 independent, small family farms across the U.S.
The best bread for french toast
I recommend using thick cut slices of french bread or Texas toast when making french toast. Using thick slices makes the bread a little sturdier and helps keep it from getting too soggy when it’s dipped in the egg mixture.
I also recommend using day-old bread if you can to help prevent the slices of french toast from getting too floppy. Simply lay out the slices of bread on a baking sheet the night before and let them sit on the counter overnight.
They’ll be ready to use in the morning!
Once you’ve got your ingredients ready, make a little assembly line with the thick cut bread first, then the whisked egg mixture, then the hot skillet and finally the cinnamon sugar topping.
All that’s left to do is dip the bread in the egg mixture on both sides and fry it up in a nonstick skillet with a little butter and oil until it’s lightly browned and cooked through.
Then dip the french toast in the cinnamon sugar and serve with the Mexican chocolate sauce!
If you want to be a little extra, top your Cinnamon French Toast with some chocolate shavings and a little maple syrup. Best. French Toast. Ever.
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For the cinnamon sugar topping
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
For the chocolate sauce
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the french toast
- 5 large Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs
- 2/3 cup 2% milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons butter, divided
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 8 thick slices french bread, preferably day-old or stale (1 large loaf)
- Make the cinnamon sugar topping: In a wide shallow bowl or plate, add granulated sugar, light brown sugar and ground cinnamon. Mix together with a spoon to combine.
- Make the chocolate sauce: In a small pot, add semi sweet chocolate chips, heavy cream, ground cinnamon and vanilla. Heat on stove over low-medium heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate has fully melted.
- Make the egg mixture: In a large bowl, add eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Whisk together until fully combined.
- Prepare the skillet: Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon butter and 1/2 tablespoon olive oil.
- Soak the bread: Dip 2 slices of bread into the egg mixture to coat both sides. The bread should absorb some of the egg, but don’t leave it in too long because it could make the bread soggy.
- Cook: Shake off any excess egg mixture and cook bread on both sides until egg is cooked through and outside is lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side.
- Cover with cinnamon sugar: Dip the french toast into the cinnamon sugar mixture and coat both sides. Place on a sheet pan and loosely tent it with aluminum foil to keep warm.
- Repeat steps 4 through 7 to cook remaining french toast.
- Serve immediately with chocolate sauce and more cinnamon sugar if desired and enjoy!