A delicious and nostalgic “recipe” perfect for Mother’s Day!
Today’s post is all about a mouthwatering treat/snack/breakfast that my mom made for my sister and I growing up – cinnamon sugar toast! We used to absolutely beg for it every weekend morning and thinking back on it, it still leaves me with such happy memories. The smell of cinnamon and sugar roasting just cannot be beat. For Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday I thought it would be fun to turn the tables and cook some up for my mom, while of course putting a slightly healthified spin on it. I hesitate even calling this a recipe as it really is so simple to whip up, but tastes absolutely divine, with a crispy cinnamon sugar coating (reminiscent of the topping on creme brûlée). Cinnamon sugar toast is an indulgence for sure, but one that seems especially appropriate with Mother’s Day brunches approaching. It is a quick and easy alternative to something like French toast and would be lovely served alongside other accoutrements such as fresh berries, coconut yogurt, and homemade juice. Keep reading until the end for some additional recipes from around the web that I corralled together and would be especially yummy for cooking up alongside this toast on Sunday.
Apologies that the pictures really do not do this heavenly toast justice. Crispy cinnamon and sugar are not the most photogenic, but I of course don’t have to tell you how delicious they taste. To provide a plant based and slightly healthier twist on my version of this toast, I used Rudi’s multigrain gluten free bread, swapped out regular butter for coconut butter, and sprinkled coconut sugar instead of white sugar. Coconut butter is full of healthy fats such as MCT oil that will keep you satisfied for longer and provides more energy than other fats. Furthermore, it is packed with fiber, magnesium, iron, and potassium. Coconut sugar is comprised of probiotics and trace amounts of iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, and will not spike your blood sugar in the same way that regular sugar does. Thus, while this toast is most definitely still an indulgence, the addition of coconut butter and coconut sugar packs in some extra nutrients. Also, don’t forget that cinnamon is a wonderful spice – loaded with antioxidants that aid in digestion and are anti-inflammatory.
Read on below for the basic recipe for this cinnamon sugar toast, like most of my recipes it is simply a guideline. Feel free to adapt it however you choose – I think it would be really nice topped with banana slices, berries, drizzled with maple syrup, almond butter, or for true decadence, even a hazelnut spread. Please let me know in the comments below if you give it a try as I would love to hear your thoughts on one of my favorite childhood breakfasts. I hope you all enjoy a wonderful Mother’s Day!
A Few More Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas
- A yummy looking smoothie recipe.
- Who doesn’t love waffles??
- Lemon is one of my all time favorite ingredients and seems so perfect for Spring!
- This juice looks so refreshing.
- Vegan cinnamon rolls – mom will definitely appreciate all the effort you put in. 🙂
- Because you probably need a savory option and I can say that this is one of the best versions I have tried.
- I love any breakfast food that can be served in an individual jar. So many amazing flavors here!
- 4 slices gf bread
- 4 TBS coconut butter
- ¼ c coconut sugar
- 2 TBS cinnamon
- Preheat the broiler on your oven.
- Spread about 1 TBS of coconut butter onto each slice of bread (you may need more or less depending on the size of your slice, but you want to cover the whole thing).*
- Sprinkle a generous amount of coconut sugar and cinnamon onto each slice of bread (again this is really to taste).
- Place on a sheet pan or cast iron skillet and broil for about 1 minute.
P.S. If you are still searching for the perfect gift, check out my Mother’s Day gift guide over here.