Cinnamon Streusel French Toast

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Cinnamon Streusel French Toast-this is the most decadent and delicious French Toast recipe. The sweet cinnamon streusel topping takes it over the top! The perfect French Toast for special occasions!

Cinnamon Streusel French Toast

French Toast is my favorite “treat” breakfast and this Cinnamon Streusel French Toast is the most indulgent, decadent, French Toast ever…and the most delicious! It’s SO good!

This recipe is inspired by the Griddle Cafe in Los Angeles, one of our favorite breakfast spots. Their specialty is super-sized, slightly over-the-top breakfast classics, and I knew from my first bite of this turned-up toast that I’d be heading straight back to my kitchen to figure out how to re-create it. You might remember that we already re-created their Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes. Bring on the streusel!

One slice will just about send you into the happiest sugar coma ever! I like breaking out this recipe for special occasions when I want to serve something extra indulgent for breakfast, especially around the holidays.

Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook

We included this heavenly French Toast recipe in the Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook because it is a family favorite. We all love it! In fact, it is Caleb’s favorite recipe out of the entire book. He LOVES it…and wishes we would let him eat it every morning for breakfast..ha! Sorry kid, this one is for special occasions, you have to have smoothies, oatmeal, and eggs most of the time:)

The Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook has an entire chapter dedicated to our favorite breakfast recipes! We love breakfast! Our book also has the following chapters: appetizers, salads, soups, side dishes, vegetarian main dishes, meat main dishes, cookies, desserts, and easy entertaining. Plus, LOTS of tips and stories!

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How to Make Cinnamon Streusel French Toast

  • Preheat a griddle pan or large skillet over medium-high heat, or an electric griddle to 350°F. We like to use an electric griddle, especially when we are feeding a crowd.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and butter to make the streusel topping. Rub the mixture between your pointer finger and thumb until the butter forms pea- sized pieces. Set aside. You can make the streusel in advance, just keep it covered in the fridge.
  • To make the French toast, use a fork or whisk to beat together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Use a shallow dish so it’s easy to dip the bread.
  • Melt the butter on the heated griddle or skillet. Dip the bread in the egg mixture, turning to coat both sides evenly. Let some of the excess drain off, then place the bread slices on the hot griddle pan or in the hot skillet. You may need to work in batches, depending on the size of your griddle or pan.
  • Top each slice of bread with about 1 tablespoon cinnamon streusel. Cook until browned on the first side, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook until the second side is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Transfer the French toast slices to a plate with the streusel side facing up. Sprinkle with an extra pinch of streusel while the French toast is still hot so it can melt. Repeat with the remaining batches, adding more butter to the griddle or pan if needed.
  • The French toast is good plain, but we like to go all out and serve warm pieces with butter and maple syrup.

What to Serve with French Toast

This is a decadent breakfast, so you can just enjoy every bite of French toast, but if you want something more, here are a few ideas:

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Cinnamon Streusel French Toast

The most decadent and delicious French Toast recipe! A favorite breakfast for special occasions and weekends!

Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Cuisine
American
Servings
8

Ingredients

Cinnamon Streusel Topping

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter

French Toast

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more for serving
  • 8 slices brioche bread
  • Maple syrup for serving, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat a griddle pan or large skillet over medium-high heat, or an electric griddle to 350°F.
  2. Make the streusel topping: In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Rub the mixture between your pointer finger and thumb until the butter forms pea- sized pieces. Set aside.
  3. Make the French toast: In a shallow dish, use a fork or whisk to beat together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  4. Melt the butter on the heated griddle or skillet. Dip the bread in the egg mixture, turning to coat both sides evenly. Let some of the excess drain off, then place the bread slices on the hot griddle pan or in the hot skillet. You may need to work in batches, depending on the size of your griddle or pan. Top each slice of bread with about 1 tablespoon cinnamon streusel. Cook until browned on the first side, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook until the second side is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Transfer the French toast slices to a plate with the streusel side facing up. Sprinkle with an extra pinch of streusel while the French toast is still hot so it can melt. Repeat with the remaining batches, adding more butter to the griddle or pan if needed.
  6. Serve with butter and maple syrup.

Recipe Notes

We love Trader Joe’s brioche bread for this recipe, but challah or Texas toast will work.

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Streusel French Toast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 189mg8%
Potassium 102mg3%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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