Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Toast

Recently I found out that I have been making cinnamon toast wrong for my entire life. I have always been in the school of people who would toast my bread in a toaster oven, pull it out hot, butter it, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. My older sister actually craves my cinnamon toast. We have never seen a problem with it.

Then Then Pioneer Woman posted about the right (and wrong) way to make cinnamon toast and I was alerted to the fact that my way of making cinnamon toast was not only the WRONG way but apparently also the WAY GROSS way of doing it. So I figured...let me try hers and see what she's talking about.

Oh my. I can't believe how wrong I have been!!! How could I have ever thought my measly cinnamon toast was anything compared to the heavenly pieces I was able to make today! I had asked The Hubble earlier in the day if he wanted some and he said no. Just as I was taking it out of the oven he came upstairs and said it smelled like cinnamon and sugar. I showed him the piece as I took a bite. All I could do was stare at him and chew. There were no words. I reluctantly offered him a bite and he took a cautious nibble. He looked at me with surprise in his eyes and quickly took a manly (i.e. HUGE) bite. He then stole a piece of my cinnamon toast and ran. My Little Monster saw this and asked for a bite as well. After I gave her a bite she took the rest of the piece out of my hand as she danced away singing about how much she liked it. I stood in the kitchen in shock for a few moments then quickly called my older sister and told her she must make this cinnamon toast NOW. Do you want some too???

Sorry, mine is gone. But I highly encourage you to run to your kitchen and make this cinnamon toast right this very minute. The recipe makes a huge batch but I made the amount of butter stuff the recipe called for and only made a few pieces. The rest will be kept in my fridge until I eat it all. Then, I will have to replace it. I will always need the makings for this in my kitchen. Must. Have. Cinnamon. Toast!!!

The Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Toast
Retrieved from The Pioneer Woman     

  • 16 slices Bread (whole Wheat Is Great!)
  • 2 sticks Salted Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Sugar (more To Taste)
  • 3 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract (more To Taste)
  • ⅛ teaspoons Ground Nutmeg (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Smush softened butter with a fork. Dump in sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg, if using. Stir to completely combine.
  3. Spread on slices of bread, completely covering the surface all the way to the edges.
  4. Place toast on a cookie sheet. Place cookies sheet into the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Turn on the broiler and broil until golden brown and bubbling. Watch so it won’t burn!
  5. Remove from oven and cut slices into halves diagonally.
  6. Serve and enjoy!!!!


  1. That looks fantastic! It looks perfectly cooked too. :3

  2. Maybe you could make some for your Dad...

  3. I saw this post on her website, but I wasn't convinced it was that much different from regular cinnamon toast - thanks for convincing me !!!

  4. Yum! Love toast with all of these flavors:)

  5. I made this for father's day - now dad won't accept toast any other way! Haha thanks for the recipe!!

  6. Katherine~ I'm glad he enjoyed it!!!

  7. Mmm, cinnamon toast. My fave! I've never made PW's version though. I like to just butter the bread and sprinkle on some cinnamon sugar, that way I don't have to measure anything and all I dirty is a butter knife and a spoon :-)


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