Cinnamon French Toast Muffins

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Cinnamon French Toast Muffins are a hybrid (I almost typed hybread- which would have been appropriate!) of french toast, bread puddings and muffins.  They’re an alternate way to get your french toast fix. They’re great for the muffin enthusiast.

I’m in it for the tops.

That’s my muffin motto.

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

The edges get a little crispy because they’ve been dusted in cinnamon sugar.

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

The insides are moist (sorry moist haters), fluffy and eggy just like french toast.

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I think I will have some leftover muffins tomorrow- toasted in oven with butter and jam because that just seems like the right thing to do.

I’ve got company coming over this weekend for Memorial Day…perhaps these will go on the breakfast menu with a side of Candied Ginger Bacon?  Yes. That sounds like a solid plan. Also Bloody Marys because THREE DAY WEEKEND.

Let’s gather our ingredients!

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I never buy challah because I eat challah. And when I say challah…..it’s not just a slice.

It’s like a whole loaf.

Challah atchya girl.

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Let’s make our custard situation.

I find it hilarious that my child refuses to eat eggs but he loves french toast.

And then my husband doesn’t like french toast because it’s too eggy.

There’s no winning sometimes in life.

But if you consider I get a lot of things alllllll to myself, well I suppose that’s considered winning.

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I like a lot of cinnamon. BTW.

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

We toss the bread in butter.

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Muffins go into greased muffin tins.

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

This muffin tin belonged to my grandma. Makes me so happy when I use it.

So, you can either pour the custard into the tin…or pour the custard all over the bread in a bowl and then place in the tins.

If you want a crispier top, pour the custard into the bread IN the tins. Do it this way if you also want to make a mess. Sometimes it’s therapeutic. Especially if someone else is cleaning the kitchen…..

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Cinnamon + sugar.

I like to have a jar of cinnamon sugar my pantry at all times.

My ratio = 1/3 cup sugar + 2 heaping tablespoons cinnamon

I eyeball it mostly. Sometimes I add more cinnamon. I like it to look like this color:

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Let it sit for a few so the custard can soak into the bread.

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

BAKE! Look how puffy they get.

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Toasted deliciousness.

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

MMM.

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

With a drizzle of maple syrup on top…

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

2 is enough….and then an hour later…

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

2 more?

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Nobody tell my kid how many eggs are in there.

Cinnamon French Toast Muffins

makes 12 muffins
recipe slightly adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine

  • 6 eggs
  • 1  1/2 cups half and half
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 cups cubed challah bread
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
  • fresh berries, for serving

 

Preheat oven to 350F.

Spray muffin tin liberally with cooking spray, set aside.

Whisk eggs, half and half, syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a large measuring cup. Toss the bread with butter in a large bowl to coat. Divide bread among 12 muffin cups. Pour egg mixture over the bread; let sit for 5 minutes. Sprinkle tops of bread with cinnamon sugar. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool on rack and serve with more maple syrup and fresh berries.

 

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  • Jenna

    Wow, these look incredible, love the crispy cinnamon sugar tops!! I have a tip for bread pudding making for the egg-adverse, in case you’re ever in need. My daughter has an egg allergy so I use a mixture of mascarpone, cream & vanilla (oh, it’s not diet-friendly, haha). Usually over chopped up bagels that have been buttered, sometimes with jam & extra berries. (No Challah for us sadly, sob!). I HOPE she’ll one day grow out of her allergy so we can try these though!!

  • Lori

    I’m not a French toast person, but these look amazing! Love how you plated them for photos with the berries :)

  • Stacy

    I don’t buy challah for the same reason, Tracy. It’s irresistible to me-so easy tear off ‘just a bite’. These look delicious.

  • Meagan

    i’m not a sweets-for-brekkie gal, but these look amazing! yay!

  • Gaby Dalkin

    This are perfect!!! Never enough cinnamon I’d say.

  • Melinda

    Something’s not right here, might want to clarify the duplicate ‘vanilla’ references… “Whisk eggs, half and half, syrup, VANILLA, 1 teaspoon VANILLA and salt in a large measuring cup.”

    • Tracy

      oh i meant cinnamon! DANGIT. Thanks!

      • Melinda

        You’re welcome! Enjoy your blog, especially the vegetarian recipes and that none are terribly time consuming or difficult. Very nice in this busy world we live in.

  • Belinda

    can’t wait to try. Need to schedule a brunch ASAP

  • Krystal

    What a great way to make french toast and have more time to make the other brunch sides! Thanks Tracy!

  • Jim (JD)

    Hey Tracy,

    Looks like another winner for breakfast on Saturday.
    As usual some great pictures
    Not only are your recipes the inspiration for some fantastic breakfast dishes but the dishes have actually restarted my lapsed workout regimen. :)

    Have a great week

  • Paula

    Ditto on the challah. In DC, I once lived about a mile from this place that made the most magical chocolate chip challah loaves. I’d buy it to make French toast for friends and then end up eating the rest myself, chunk by chunk, straight from the bag. Alas, I no longer line near a purveyor of chocolate chip challah, so I’ll have to console myself with these muffins.

  • Kari

    I’m not a huge french toast person, but I love how these are little individual servings. Super cute!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Abby | Lace & Lilacs

    ooooh, these muffins look dreamy, tracy. love!!! <3

  • Alden

    Oh my god these look incredible…must try!!

  • Renee

    These look absolutely incredible. Perfect ratio of crunchy to squishy. I want some right now!

  • Malin

    This reminds me of the – heavenly – double baked french toast from Ottolenghi’s Plenty More BUT EASIER #winning Can you compare challah to brioche bread or are those, like, really different? PS I made your Yoghurt Grapefruit Cake for my son’s 2nd birthday & it got compliments all over so thanks so much for sharing!

  • Foodiemarvel

    OMG YUM. Swoon. Drool. Heart palpitations (but in a good way) All of the above!!
    I wonder if this could also be done with bread pudding? I’m sure, right!!?? Now you’ve got my head spinning with all of the possibilities!
    I just stumbled across your blog ~ newbie here ~ and I LOVE it. Thank you for your excellent posts!!!
    -Jamie

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