• Kara Richardson

Mom's Cinnamon Toast: Recipes from Our Sustainable Cookbook

When I was growing up, my mom worked a lot. As a single parent, she had to make up the gaps that a second parent would normally fill. And she did a great job; I took lessons in just about anything I was interested in, I didn't see a utility disconnected, and I didn't have to worry about food. But sometimes it was just me and my grandparents. On days when I was out of school and mom was off of work, she would make me breakfast. That was our thing and I loved it. One of my favorite breakfast meals was "Mom's Cinnamon Toast", slices of bread coated with a heavenly mixture of butter, sugar and cinnamon.

Mom's Cinnamon Toast with yogurt and an orange.

"Mom's Cinnamon Toast" is awesome because not only does it taste good, but you really don't have to go out and buy a ton of stuff to make it. Most of what you need to make cinnamon toast are things you should already have in your pantry. You don't need to eat it with syrup or honey because the sugar makes this dish sweet enough. And you can either fatten it up with sides of bacon and scrambled eggs, or pair it with yogurt and fresh fruit to make it the tasty treat in a leaner breakfast. Plus, this meal is easy enough for kids to make, meaning you might be able to get a breakfast in bed!



MOM'S CINNAMON TOAST


Ingredients:

Butter or Margarine Spread

Sugar

Cinnamon

Bread


Steps:

  1. Grab bread from your pantry. You want a sweet or plain bread (nothing with herbs). White or wheat works just fine. (Note: I love thick breads with this meal, and have even used a croissant, which was so, so GOOD!)

  2. Spread an even amount of your butter or margarine spread over the top side of the bread.

  3. Sprinkle a generous amount of sugar over the buttered side of the bread.

  4. Sprinkle on a thin coat of cinnamon to top off the butter & sugar.

  5. Place on a cookie sheet and pop them in the oven. Stick them under your broiler for a couple of minutes, just long enough to melt and toast everything (approximately 3-5 minutes, depending on your oven). If you don't want to use your oven, then a toaster oven would work just fine.

  6. Enjoy!

We hope you like this as much as we do! We've include the picture above for you to save and use when you need it. Have you tried this recipe? Let us know in the comments below. Also, if you've added some variations to the recipe (i.e. vegan butter, fresh fruit, brown sugar, etc), let us know how it came out! We'd love to try something different.


Until the next time,

Kara

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