ReI created this Cinnamon Swirl French Toast because I don’t really like french toast. I know, I know… that’s practically unheard of and beyond foolish. I think it’s because it tastes too “eggy” to me.
So, I decided to figure out a way to make french toast less eggy and more something else, and by golly, I did it!
Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Recipe
The secret is to take a package of Krusteaz Cinnamon Swirl Crumb Cake & Muffin Mix, but don’t stay basic and make muffins with it.
Nope, not this time. (Although muffins are quite delectable.)
This time, bake it into a loaf, and then thick slice it for a french toast like you’ve never had before.
Naturally, you do still give it a quick dip in an egg wash before griddlin’, but trust me. the flavor is all about the cinnamon, starting with the aroma while it sizzles.
It’ll knock yer socks off!
Once the french toast slices have been cooked, stack them on a plate and top with a spoonful of apple pie filling and some warm maple syrup.
Get crazy and add whipped cream if you need a bigger party! (The party was big enough for me without it.)
Although I made it for a morning breakfast, I saved the leftovers and the night my daughter moved in, it was the first thing she ate. She couldn’t stop talking about it for days.
It’s just that good.
Let me know what you think, and if you were on the fence about french toast before (like I was), this cinnamon swirl french toast recipe could change your life… or something.
Other breakfast and brunch recipes you may like
- Smoked ham pancakes
- French toast pancakes with cinnamon butter and berries
- Oreo stuffed French toast
- Mexican frittata
- Corned beef breakfast bake
- Sausage apple and cheddar skillet
- Bacon breakfast casserole
- Bacon and sausage breakfast pizza
Cinnamon Swirl French Toast
- 1 pkg Krusteaz Cinnamon Swirl Crumb Cake & Muffin Mix
- ⅔ cup Water
- 1 egg
- 2 egg whites
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Optional: apple pie filling
- Optional: maple syrup
- Optional: powdered sugar
- Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 9×5-inch loaf pan. Stir together water, 1 egg and cake mix until moistened. (Batter will be slightly lumpy.) Spoon half of batter into loaf pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon topping over batter. Drop remaining batter in small spoonfuls over the topping layer and spread to pan edge. Sprinkle remaining topping evenly over batter.
- Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. For glass pan, add 5 minutes to bake time. Cool 5-10 minutes before cutting.
- Blend 2 egg whites and milk in a shallow container; set aside. Slice loaf into eight equal pieces. Briefly dip each side of a piece of bread into the egg mixture, then place onto a pre-heated electric griddle or non-stick skillet on stove. When golden brown, flip over and brown the other side. Place on serving plate, and top with apple pie filling, maple syrup and powdered sugar as desired.