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Old Fashioned Cinnamon Toast

For the real deal on cinnamon toast, you have come to the right place. This is a recipe for old fashioned cinnamon toast from the seventies. I guess it really is old fashioned! Wait until you see the easiest recipe that comes out smelling and tasting totally amazing. A childhood favorite that still will always be a favorite.  Hope you try my recipe and enjoy!


Course Breakfast, brunch, desssert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baked cinnamon toast, bread, cinnamon, cinnamon and sugar, cinnamon toast, Toast
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Pam


  • 8 slices regular white, thick, or whole wheat bread
  • 2 sticks softened salted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper. Lay the bread slices out on cookie sheet. Close together but not touching. Use a variety of  bread like in my recipe. (I used a variety of plain white bread and a thick variety such as a Texas toast bread. See two suggested brands under ingredients. Whole wheat bread is a nice change too.)In a small to medium bowl, mix all the other ingredients until well combined. Spread about a tablespoon of the mixture to start over each slice of bread. Be careful and go slow not to rip the slice. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Then turn on the broiler for another 1 to 3 minutes or until slightly bubbly and light to medium browned. Take out, keep each slice whole or slice diagonally like the original recipe. Enjoy the cinnamon deliciousness!