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Cinnamon Roll Toast

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 When my youngest lad was a child, he loved for me to buy him the frozen toaster Strudels you could buy at the grocery store.   He was a very finicky eater, and there was not a lot that he liked to eat really.  He would go on binges and one week all he would eat was hotdogs . . . the next it might be pizza . . . or mashed potatoes.   There were times I really worried he would be too skinny or never eat normally . . . and so when he wanted something like the toaster strudels, I would get them for him because at least he was eating something . . .

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Those things are kind of expensive though . . . especially when you have five children, and they're full of preservatives and all sorts.   Not ideal.  He liked toast, but it could only be a certain colour . . . not too dark, or too light.  It was hit and miss.  He did like cinnamon toast though . . . but that can be really sugary.

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I ended up coming up with this version of cinnamon toast that is not too loaded with sugar and actually tastes pretty close to cinnamon rolls.   AND . . . it's so super easy to do!   He love, love,  LOVED  it. 

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You just butter a slice of bread with softened butter on both sides, sprinkle with powdered cinnamon and then toast/grill it in a nonstick skillet . . . until the bread is all toasty and golden . . . crisp even, especially at the edges, but the insides are soft and warm, just like a cinnamon roll.

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The icing is optional.   Sometimes I make it and sometimes I don't . . . it all depends on how indulgent I am feeling . . .

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I will tell you one thing though . . . if you really want cinnamon toast that tastes like a REAL cinnamon roll . . . make the icing.  It's quick and easy to make.   AND . . . if you like cinnamon raisin bread, you can use that kind of bread and it will be even more cinnamon roll like!

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Today I just had thick white bread . . . and that is mighty tasty too.   In fact . . . I think it would be pretty hard to make this taste bad.   I bet it would even taste good with rye bread . . . but then I can be a bit weird at times!  ☺

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This is the perfect quick brekkie for the weekend when you are feeling a tad more indulgent, but also rather lazy.

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*Cinnamon Roll Toast*
Serves 2
Printable Recipe

This delicious and easy version of Cinnamon Toast is a real winner. You can multiply the ingredients to suit any amount of people you want to serve this too. My youngest son can’t get enough of this one! It’s so simple and tasty!

2 thick slices of your favorite bread
(Raisin bread is particularly nice!)
1 TBS softened butter
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup icing sugar
½ TBS water
1/8 tsp vanilla

Spread both sides of the bread with the softened butter and then sprinkle evenly with the cinnamon. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. When hot put the bread in and brown on both sides. When done, remove to a place. Stir together the icing sugar, water and vanilla until smooth and drizzle over the top of the hot toast. Serve. (you can make this with any type of bread you wish, plain white, whole wheat . . . I just happen to prefer the cinnamon raisin bread!)
Marie Rayner
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  1. Wow I may try a version of that. I used to love toast with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.

  2. I will try this version next week for my daughter breakfast (and for me too)!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We both love cinnamon!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. this is so clever! Sometimes I make brown sugar cinnamon toast under the broiler, I like your way better, and in my world the icing is a MUST!!!!

  4. Any child would love this..:) You're a kid at heart!

  5. Oh my goodness, how delicious is that! My grandkids are hooked on pop tarts but I know they would toss them aside for this cinnamon roll toast. It's so nice to meet you, Marie. I found you at La Table de Nana and Monique sent me over for a visit. Looking forward to reading many more of your posts.

  6. These look SO delicious!! Makes my mouth water just looking at the photos..I'm thinking the icing might be the best part :-)

    Grace Kathryn

  7. mmmmmm che golosità, mi copio subito la ricetta

  8. Mmm, I'm going to have to try it this way!! Looks positively scrummy! Now I just have to go get some bread... I just don't think it would be the same with whole-wheat bread :)

  9. Hi Marie,
    Just wondering if you've ever tried it by mixing the cinnamon with sugar instead of using the icing. If you mix them and cook the bread, seems like it would get nice and crispy, caramelized, on the outside and stay soft in the center. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Thanks everyone. It is extremely good.

    Unknown, the reason I don't mix sugar in with the butter is because it would burn and stick when you toast the bread in the pan. That works well when you are grilling, but when pan grilling it's a bit tricky. Doing it this way makes it taste just like a cinnamon roll!

  11. Cinnamon toast is one of my favourite snacks - loving your posh version though :-)


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