This easy Honey Cinnamon French Toast Recipe is made special with a bright and lively sweet Honey Cinnamon Sauce. The sauce can be poured over the warm french toast or used as a dip for French Toast Fingers. Either way, it is the perfect recipe for a weekend breakfast or special brunch with family and friends.
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Honey Cinnamon French Toast
French Toast was never something I ate as a child simply because my family was a meat and potatoes, eggs and bacon kind of family. Maybe if I was lucky pancakes out of a box! It wasn’t until I was out with friends for breakfast that French Toast was even known to me. I, of course, was not going to risk ordering but my friend who did encourage me to give just one bite a try.
The skies parted and the angels sang… French toast tastes like heaven!
Even better… it sounds fancy but is super easy to make! It’s now my absolute favourite breakfast for when I want something a little fancier and decadent. For some of my other favourite breakfasts check out the Breakfast Gallery for more recipes to try!
What Are The Ingredients For Honey Cinnamon French Toast?
To make this recipe all you need is thick slices of bread, heavy cream, milk, eggs, cinnamon, BeeMaid creamed honey, lemon juice, unsalted butter, vanilla and a pinch of salt.
What Kind of Bread Works Best For French Toast?
You will want to use a thicker heavier type bread so that the bread when dipped in the batter does not fall apart. French bread, brioche or challah bread work the best. Cut the bread in 1” slices.
Do You Need To Use Heavy Cream To Make French Toast?
No. Any milk will do. No need to run out to the store. Whole milk or heavy cream and skim or 1% milk combo work best to give your french toast a creamy custard-like texture.
Why Is Your French Toast Soggy?
There are a couple of reasons your french toast may be turning out soggy or undercooked in the centre.
- Using a heavy bread like french bread, brioche or challah works best because these types of bread are much denser and absorb the liquid less quickly.
- The pan is either too hot or too cool. You want the pan to be hot enough to cook the custard-like batter but not so hot that the bread gets scorched without enough time to cook through to the centre. Set the temperature to medium heat and cook for about 3 minutes per side or until it is slightly browned on the outside and cooked through the centre.
- You let the bread sit in the liquid too long. While the idea of soaking up that great custardy liquid sounds like the best thing to do you risk the bread getting soggy and falling apart. Also, the longer you let the bread sit and soak up the batter the longer the bread will take to cook. I usually double dunk my bread. I dunk the bread into the milk and egg mixture for about 5 seconds and then I take it out and dunk the other side for another 5 seconds and then put it right in the pan.
Tip: If your cinnamon french toast is not cooking well through the centre you can also try putting a lid over the top of the pan so that the internal temperature of the pan increases. This way you won’t risk scorching the bottom of the bread that is on the pan because you opted to turn the heat up.
What Are the Best Toppings For French Toast?
- Honey Cinnamon Sauce
- Creamed Honey – Can be flavoured with cinnamon, lemon or vanilla
- Maple Syrup
- Sauteed Apples
- Powdered Sugar
- Whipped Cream
How To Make Flavoured Creamed Honey?
Creamed honey has a creamy velvety rich taste on its own but if you are looking for something just a little bit different try flavouring creamed honey with cinnamon, lemon or vanilla.
Cinnamon Creamed Honey Recipe – ¼ cup creamed honey & ¼ tsp cinnamon
Lemon Creamed Honey Recipe – ¼ cup creamed honey, ¾ tsp lemon juice & ¾ tsp lemon zest
Vanilla Creamed Honey Recipe – ¼ cup creamed honey & ½ tsp vanilla extract
I am very happy to be working with BeeMaid Honey on this post to celebrate National Honey Month for a number of reasons which includes recipe tasting… I mean testing some delicious honey recipes like these Honey Garlic Cauliflower Bites. But I am also proud to collaborate with them because they are 100% Canadian. I am a Cannuck for those readers who haven’t noticed my Canadian spelling of words like favourite and colour.
All BeeMaid Honey is made by 100% Canadian bees and their over 300 Western Canadian Beekeepers who are committed to providing the finest honey in every bottle. And they have been standing by the tradition of quality Canadian honey since 1954. That is a lot of honey!
The sunny and long summers in western Canada provide the clover, alfalfa and canola crops for bees to forage and produce the mild, white Canadian honey prized for its taste.
The average honey yield per hive in Canada is twice the world’s average due to our long and warm summer days and a vast supply of nectar-producing crops.
The Honey Cinnamon Sauce adds a light and lively topping for this easy french toast recipe. The perfect combination of sweetness with a hint of cinnamon spice brightened up with a dash of zesty lemon undertones. The French Toast Recipe is easy to make and combined with the Honey Cinnamon Sauce you better be prepared for this recipe to become a family favourite worthy of being passed down for generations!
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Cinnamon French Toast with a Honey Cinnamon Sauce that adds sweetness with a hint of cinnamon spice brightened with a dash of zesty lemon undertones!
- 1 loaf french bread, brioche bread or challah bread sliced to 1" pieces
- 1/2 cup 1% or 2% milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp butter divided
- 1/3 cup BeeMaid creamed honey
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
In a medium bowl add eggs, milk, heavy cream, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Mix well using a whisk to ensure eggs and milk are combined and cinnamon does not clump together.
Place a slice or two of the bread in the egg mixture submerging to fully cover and flip over once to ensure it is covered well. Bread should be allowed to soak in the egg mixture for about 10-15 seconds to soak in the liquid that gives French Toast it's rich custard-like texture.
Add about two teaspoons of butter to a non-stick pan over medium heat.
Place the bread in the pan and cook for about 3 minutes per side. Every stove is different so if you find that the inside of the toast is not cooking well enough you can also place a lid over the top of the pan. Doing so will raise the temperature inside the pan a bit without the need to turn up the heat and risk scorching the bread.
Remove bread from heat and serve with a generous helping of the delicious Cinnamon Honey Sauce. Continue the soaking and cooking process until everyone has a serving of this delicious and decadent breakfast treat!
In a small saucepan over medium heat add creamed honey, unsalted butter, cinnamon and lemon juice. Stir often until butter and honey are melted and cinnamon and lemon juice are combined.
Using a whisk slowly add the heavy cream to the honey mixture stirring constantly. Then let come to a soft boil for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and continue to whisk for one minute. Let cool and rest.
Serve by pouring over the already made Cinnamon French Toast. Enjoy!
Since this sauce uses a good dose of butter if it cools too much or is stored in the fridge it may become difficult to pour. If this happens simply sit in a bath of warm water and it will warm up enough to pour again.
Every stove is different so if you find that the inside of the toast is not cooking well enough you can also place a lid over the top of the pan. Doing so will raise the temperature inside the pan a bit without the need to turn up the heat and risk scorching the bread.
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