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Cinnamon Swirl French Toast

Cinnamon Swirl French Toast combines cinnamon raisin bread with classic homemade French toast for an easy and delicious breakfast recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon raisin french toast, cinnamon swirl french toast, fluffy french toast, french toast with cinnamon raisin bread, raisin bread french toast
Servings: 4 servings


  • 4 whole large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole or reduced fat milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 8 slices cinnamon swirl bread
  • unsalted butter; to grease griddle
  • maple syrup, powdered sugar optional; for the topping


  • Heat a griddle or large frying pan on medium heat. In a shallow bowl or plate, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon until combined.
  • Poke each bread slice a few times with a fork and then dip each side of the bread slice in the egg mixture. Coat until each slice is coated completely in the mixture. I like to put all of my coated bread slices on a baking sheet lined with foil.
  • Melt a pat of butter on the griddle or frying pan and cook French toast until each side is cooked and golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per each side. Repeat until you have cooked each slice of French toast.
  • Serve the french toast with butter, maple syrup, powdered sugar and fresh berries (optional).


To keep the French toast warm, heat oven to 200 degrees F and place the cooked French toast on a wire rack on a large baking sheet. Keep warm in the oven until ready to serve.
Cinnamon swirl French toast is fantastic to enjoy as leftovers! Transfer cooled slices to an airtight container or wrap in plastic wrap and keep in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can even easily flash freeze pieces by placing on a baking sheet in the freezer for an hour or so until hard, or simply wrap each piece individually in plastic wrap. Put all of the French toast slices together in an airtight bag and keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.
For fluffy French toast leftovers, let the frozen pieces defrost overnight in the fridge. Then just bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-10 minutes until hot.