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Grandma’s Cinnamon Toast

Have you ever made cinnamon toast before? If you haven’t, read this post and you’ll be sure to know.  My newest recipe came from my grandma who is currently staying with us while she’s recovering from neck surgery.  She taught me how to make the best cinnamon toast ever.  When my mom (RecipeGirl) was a kid, she used to eat the same toast that I am posting today.  Now please enjoy the yummy pictures ahead!

Bite of Cinnamon Toast

Mmmm! Doesn’t that look heavenly!

Ingredients for Cinnamon Toast

Only 4 ingredients.  But you need really thick and sweet bread for it to be really yummy.  I like to use King’s Sweet Hawaiian Bread.

Making Cinnamon Toast

I had never seen bread in an oven before, although I have seen it in toasters, frying pans, and refrigerators.  Grandma likes to toast one side of the bread, then flip it over and take it out of the oven.

Making Cinnamon Toast

You need a generous amount of butter. Just don’t be Paula Deen!

Making Cinnamon Toast

A good amount of sugar too.

Cinnamon Toast going into the oven

One of the key parts of the toast:  the cinnamon!  Now the toppings are on and it’s ready to bake.

Cinnamon Toast

Put the toast on a a small plate and it’s ready to serve!

Bite of Cinnamon Toast

That’s my bite!  The cinnamon toast tasted great and I think that this is the perfect recipe for a special breakfast.  (Thanks Grandma!)

And even a kid can make it….like me!

How to Make Cinnamon Toast

How to Make Cinnamon Toast
Cinnamon toast just like Grandma makes!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving


  • 2 slices of your favorite bread
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter (the real stuff)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • ground cinnamon


  • Preheat your oven's broiler.
  • Place the bread on a cookie sheet and put it under the broiler. Toast it on one side until golden brown (just a couple of minutes).
  • Remove the bread from the oven and turn it over. Spread each slice of bread with butter. Sprinkle each slice of bread with a tablespoon of sugar. Then give each slice a good dose of cinnamon.
  • Return the bread to the oven and broil until bubbly and golden brown on the edges (3 to 5 minutes). Take it out of the oven and set it on the stove to cool.
  • Put it on a plate and eat it up!
Keyword toast, cinnamon toast
Recipe Rating

Sammy Jo

Sunday 22nd of March 2015

I just made this following your recipe, it was soooo yummy! Thanks Recipe Boy! x

Great Aunt Karen

Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

Your grandma knows how to do it right, Recipe Boy. Who wouldn't love cinnamon toast like this?


Monday 10th of February 2014

Thank you!


Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

I USE my toaster oven...put sliced white bread on racks..toast it medium Brown...remove..put cinnamon,sugar(white or brown),butter,pop it back in the oven for a few minutes til butter melted and bubbly..enjoy!Easy...SOOO good!


Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

That is exactly how my grandmother made it for me. Toasted on both sides, buttery and sooo yummy. She made cheese toast almost the same way...just replace the cinnamon with a slice of cheddar cheese and sprinkle sugar on it. Sounds weird I know but it really is good. My mom and I make both for my girls. I love traditional foods. :)


Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

We would visit my Aunt Weezie on weekends an hour away would make the best cinnamon toast. I have tried it for years never the same . I am def going to try this morning. It was just one of those things that always tasted better as a child growing up. She would also make the best tuna fish sandwich. And among the best fudge. Great memories ! Thanks