French toast with cinnamon sugar is a typical Dutch treat that originally was invented to use old bread instead of throwing it away. For most people I know it’s something that brings them back to their youth when coming home from school. Mom would be waiting with a large pile of French toast to hear how your day’s been. It’s a very simple recipe and you only need a few ingredients. Of course you can add fresh fruit or some syrup if desired but Dutch people eat this mostly with cinnamon sugar. We eat it as breakfast, during brunch or as snack after school. French toast with cinnamon sugar is comforting and it has a great texture of crispy edges and a soft center!


Author: Debbie Bodewes

'Food is what connects us. Life’s too short to eat boring food.'

4 persons
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 – 20 minutes



  • 10 slices white bread (preferably a few days old)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup + 1 tbs of milk (250 ml)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • Butter or sunflower oil
  • ½ cup sugar (115 grams)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions French toast with cinnamon sugar

  1. Beat the milk with eggs, vanilla extract and salt in a bowl.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and melt a teaspoon of butter or sunflower oil.
  3. Dunk a slice of bread in the milk mixture and soak both sides.
  4. Place in the pan (you can bake a few at a time depending on the size of your pan) and bake the French toast on both sides until golden.
  5. Meanwhile, mix the sugar with the cinnamon.
  6. Once the French toast is ready, serve them immediately while still hot and sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top.


  • replace the milk for almond or other plant based milk;
  • you can use all sorts of bread for this recipe.