Cinnamon French Toast Bites

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, September 27, 2010


Have some extra 100% Whole Wheat Bread to use?  These little nuggets of breakfast-y goodness are my favorite thing I’ve done with it so far.  And what a seriously fun main dish for a “breakfast for dinner” night.  Ahh, I love breakfast for dinner.  I know this isn’t the greatest picture, but there is some serious yum going on on that plate, and it’s not just the bacon.

Served with a side of maple syrup for dipping, these bad boys are awesome, and deceivingly healthy thanks to the whole wheat bread and real maple syrup.  Trust me, friends, real maple syrup is worth the splurge.  I know I’ve said that before, but it bears repeating.  I spent way too many years using the fake stuff that’s basically just flavored corn syrup and once I switched, well…I won’t ever go back.  Ever.

So when you’re short on time, I’d recommend a little breakfast for dinner action.  These Cinnamon French Toast Bites, some scrambled eggs (or however you like your eggs) and a side of bacon, of course, and you’re set.  And who doesn’t like that?

On a side note, if I’m not around much for a couple weeks, it’s only because we’re right smack dab in the middle of moving and life is a little less-than-normal now.  And, The Phoenix keeps taking my camera so I’ve missed getting pics of some yummy food recently.  Little stinker.  Anyways, I may be superwoman and have lots of stuff ready to go for you during this crazy time, but I make no promises.  Being superwoman is totally overrated, right?

Cinnamon French Toast Bites

recipe adapted from Williams-Sonoma Cooking Together Cookbook
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes.
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes.
  • Ready in 25 Minutes.
  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 loaf whole wheat bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • maple syrup for dipping
  • In a large bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a large shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, milk, vanilla and salt until blended. Place the bread cubes in the egg mixture and, using a large spoon, toss gently until the cubes are evenly coated and all the egg mixture has been absorbed.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add half the coated bread cubes and cook, turning often, until golden on all sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer cubes to the bowl holding the cinnamon sugar mixture and toss to coat. Repeat with the remaining bread cubes and 1 tablespoon butter.
  • Divide the french toast bites into individual servings and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar. Serve with maple syrup.

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