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These Make-Ahead Cinnamon French Toast Muffins Will Deliver On-the-Go Breakfast Magic

published Feb 22, 2022
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How To Make the Absolute Best French Toast Casserole

If the time it takes to prepare and eat French toast has forced you to relegate it to a weekends-only breakfast treat, then FitWaffle founder Eloise Head has a recipe that allows you to enjoy this favorite on the go. Though her recipe for Nutella-stuffed French toast sticks are still on my mind, the Cinnamon French Toast Breakfast Muffin recipe she recently shared on Instagram allows us to convert this brunch favorite into a hand-held all-day-long treat as well as create the base for a save-for-later batch.

The recipe calls for 6 slices of bread — about 3/4 of an inch thick —which you will then cut into cubes. As with traditional French toast, the bread is moistened in a mixture of three large eggs, milk, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a bit of cinnamon. This recipe, however, calls for the bread to soak in the liquid mixture for two hours in the refrigerator. 

Once the bread is ready, you’ll combine the designated amount of of granulated sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon, which will be used as a baked-on topping for your muffins. Scoop the bread mixture into a lined muffin tin and bake at 350°F for about 25 minutes.

As previously mentioned, the added beauty of this recipe is that these muffins can be refrigerated or even frozen and reheated in the microwave later. And like regular French toast, you can also top these with warmed maple syrup when you’re ready to eat.