Cinnamon Toast and Banana Cinnamon Toast

Cinnamon toast: either you grew up with it and have definite ideas about it, or you probably never heard of it. My mom made it in the toaster oven. Buttered slices of bread topped with cinnamon sugar, toasted until the butter and cinnamon sugar fused together into a crisp topping. A favorite variation was banana cinnamon toast, which involved a layer of sliced bananas between the butter and cinnamon sugar (now I sometimes use peanut butter instead of butter between the bananas and bread).

A healthier way of making this is to use whole wheat bread and to spray the bread with cooking spray before sprinkling on the cinnamon sugar and popping it in the toaster oven until the sugar melts into a crispy glaze on the toasted bread. No, it isn’t as decadent as with butter, but it is still yummily reminiscent of cinnamon buns/danish/babka, while having all the simple virtues of a plain slice of toast.

This is a wonderfully soothing thing to eat, especially if you are feeling a bit out of sorts.

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4 Responses to “Cinnamon Toast and Banana Cinnamon Toast”

  1. Leora Says:

    I think cinnamon toast was one of the first things I learn to make. It was in a kids’ paperback cookbook that I had. No recollection of the name or the other recipes.

    • pragmaticattic Says:

      Oh, that’s a nice memory. Cinnamon toast is so nostalgic, isn’t it? I had a paperback cookbook by Lois Levine called The Kids in the Kitchen Cookbook and I learned to cook so many things from it. It has a recipe for jelly cinnamon toast which is a jelly mixed with cinnamon and butter, spread on toast, and then put under the broiler.

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  2. ilanadavita Says:

    I had never heard of cinnamon toast but should try since I am a cinnamon fan! Thanks for sharing!

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