Cinnamon French Toast

Happy New Month!

Breakfast has to be my favourite meal of the day and boy do I enjoy making it. Bread is one of those staple breakfast accompaniments in our home and I love serving it differently,whether it’s by applying different spreads from peanut butter to avocado or using it for french toast.

French toast or toast mayai as we fondly call it here in Kenya is pretty easy to make and a lovely accompaniment for beverage of choice. It’s ideal to use a day old bread as opposed to freshly baked to ensure the bread is sturdy enough to soak up all the egg goodness. This works with just about any type of bread, white, wholemeal, rye,baguettes whatever you prefer.

I love the adding cinnamon to just about anything and this time round I added it in the french toast thus Cinnamon French Toast.


In a bowl combine the eggs,milk,ground cinnamon and vanilla bean seeds. I love using vanilla beans,however you can substitute them for vanilla extract or essence.


in goes the cinnamon
in goes the cinnamon

Using a fork whisk all the ingredients together, then one by one soak in the slice of bread.

cinnamon-french-toast-mayai-leotunapikaUsing a fork or pair of tongs ensure both sides are coated with the egg mixture then lift from the mixture and let the excess drip off.

In a lightly greased heated pan,place the bread.

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In the meantime,combine some ground cinnamon with some sugar, I opted to use icing sugar since I wanted to sift it over the cinnamon french toast.

icing sugar and ground cinnamon
icing sugar and ground cinnamon


As soon as the slice of bread is off the pan, sprinkle over the cinnamon sugar mixture on both sides.

Repeat the toasting and coating procedure for all your slices of bread.


Serve them warm with some sliced strawberries and a sprinkling of honey.

Note: Since I usually sprinkle honey over my cinnamon french toast, I omit sugar from the egg mixture, however if your prefer you can add sugar to the egg mixture.

cinnamon-french-toast-mayai-leotunapika-10 cinnamon-french-toast-mayai-leotunapika-11 cinnamon-french-toast-mayai-leotunapikaYour favourite french toast with a touch of cinnamon,perfect start to your day.



Cinnamon French Toast

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  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 slices of bread
  • Oil for frying
  • for the coating

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp sugar


In a wide bowl combine the eggs, milk, ground cinnamon and the vanilla.

Whisk with a fork until combined.

One by one soak your slices of bread.

On a lightly greased heated pan, place the coated slice of bread.

Cook on both sides.

Once done set aside and coat with the cinnamon sugar coating.

Repeat the toasting and coating procedure for all the slices of bread.

Serve warm with some sliced strawberries and drizzle over some honey.




  1. Totally tried this and they were simply fantastic. Very easy to make in the morning.

    But, I was wondering are they to be a little moist inside after they are done

    • leotunapika

      Hi Dorine,
      You’re welcome.
      Yes they are a little moist. In case you don’t like the moistness, don’t the bread stay in the egg mixture for long before cooking it.


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