Saturday, January 15, 2011

Cinnamon Toast

I got this yummy recipe from a book called The Old-Time Brand-Name Cookbook.The cover caught my eye, because I just love looking at old timey photographs. I bought it last year at Half Price Books. It is just covered with nostalgic photos and informative things I never knew. It really is a good cookbook!

Anyway, this has become one of my kids new favorite breakfasts! Not the most attractive looking thing, but it sure is tasty :) Growing up my Mom fixed a buttered toast topped with apple butter, but it was soggy and had way too much butter on it. I'm weird in the fact that I don't like butter on my bread (try not to scream in horror!), so her toast combination wasn't a hit with me and I don't ever remember eating Cinnamon Toast before. So when I saw this recipe I didn't fix it, then I remembered it one day when I looked at my cinnamon container and saw the non eaten toast left on their plates day after day! I have to admit, I fixed this over and over and never even tasted it, partly because like I said before, I just don't like butter on bread and plus I'm on Weight Watchers, don't want to waste points on buttered toast! One day I thought, I really want to know what the big deal is about this toast! So I fixed extra and took a bite, mmmmmmmmmm, I can see why the kids love it so much! No more non eaten toast here!

-6 slices white bread (I only buy whole wheat, so it works great also)
-1/4 cup butter, room temperature
-1/3 cup sugar
-1 Tbls cinnamon

1. Pre-heat broiler.
2. In the broiler, toast the bread on ONE side, watching carefully to be sure it doesn't scorch.
3. Cream the butter and sugar; mix in the cinnamon
4. Spread the butter mixture on the untoasted side of each bread slice.
5. Place the slices on a cookie sheet and broil until the mixture melts and the bread is bubbly and brown. Serve immediately.
Note: Use firm white bread-Pepperidge Farm or Arnold, or a home-baked loaf. If you have an unsliced loaf, slice the pieces about 1/3-inch thick.

Serves 6

**I cut the sugar down to 1/4 cup and use have used less cinnamon also. That's a lot of sugar and a lot of cinnamon, but still less than what they would get in a bowl full of sugary cereal!

Pair this delicious toast with some scrambled cheese eggs and fresh fruit and you'll have some happy kids :-)

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