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Cinnamon toast sliced into triangles.

The Best Cinnamon Toast

Here’s how to make the best cinnamon toast ever, toasty, buttery bread with a caramelized cinnamon sugar crust that is completely irresistible.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4 slices
Calories 220kcal
Author Tracy


  • 4 slices sandwich bread
  • 1/4 cup (56g) salted butter softened*
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Place your bread on a broiler-safe ungreased, unlined baking sheet.
  • In a medium bowl, combine softened butter, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Use a fork to stir until the mixture forms a paste that is uniform in color.
  • Divide the cinnamon butter mixture evenly between the pieces of bread and spread it over the slices from edge to edge, completely covering each piece.
  • Place baking sheet on the top or center rack of your oven (you want it in the top half of your oven, but at least 5 inches from the broiler so your bread doesn’t burn). Bake for 10 minutes or until bread is lightly crispy.
  • Turn the broiler on high and broil toast until cinnamon sugar is bubbling, 1 to 2 minutes. If at any time the edges of your toast begin to burn, pull them out of the oven. DO NOT walk away from your toast under the broiler and watch it closely.
  • Allow the toast to cool slightly, slice, and enjoy!


*If using unsalted butter, add 1/8 teaspoon table salt along with the sugar and cinnamon.
*Most sliced sandwich breads will work just fine here. Hearty wheat bread is particularly good.


Calories: 220kcal