When I first started thinking about the FIRESIDE FOODIE theme - telling the stories of the food that made us, this recipe for HomeStyle Cinnamon French Toast was the essence of the perfected tried and true recipe that everyone in our family loves. It has been on the table every Saturday morning since my twins were old enough to eat it. It’s buttery and cinnamony and hearty. It is one of the recipes that made my kids. It’s a true comfort food.
“I firmly believe in making a recipe your own so it sings to your tastes. “
Now this my french toast recipe which is a little bit different from my mom’s but it was built on her recipe. I firmly believe in making a recipe your own so it sings to your tastes. My recipe includes a ton of cinnamon and splash of vanilla. My kid’s dad grew up with french toast that was made with salt and black pepper. I know. Pepper! But it’s surprisingly good that way too.
French Toast Toppings
We ALWAYS top it with pure Vermont maple syrup since we have friends and family who are maple producers in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. My sister and her family contribute to the Butternut Mountain Farm’s maple syrup which you can find at William Sonoma around the country. We are lucky enough to get some from them and our other friends who tap the most remote trees in Vermont for the cleanest purest natural organic maple syrup.
We usually top our french toast with fruit in season such as blueberries, strawberries, peaches etc and sometimes even a dollop of whipped cream too!
Here’s to another lovely late Saturday breakfast/brunch together as a family.
P.S. How do you make french toast? I would love to hear about it. Either comment below or comment on the Fireside.Foodie instagram post!