Nostalgic Winter Recipe: Sister Schubert’s Cinnamon Toast

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Can you believe Thanksgiving is over and we are now officially into the holiday season? We want to know – how was your Thanksgiving celebration? Tell us in the comments! But first I want to share the perfect treat for these chilly December mornings. Or afternoons. Or evenings. When was the last time you made cinnamon toast?! As I find myself with a house full of family and friends many of these winter weekends, I’m rediscovering this beloved childhood favorite as the perfect easy treat for any meal or snack.

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There are two breakfast recipes my father had mastered when it came to getting his young daughters out the door: any form of cereal and fresh-from-the-oven cinnamon toast. To this day the oh-so-simple combination of butter, sugar, and cinnamon still makes me smile when I think of those hurried mornings.

I haven’t made cinnamon toast in a long time; it is something that (sadly) seems to slip my mind. But when I discovered this brilliant recipe using my all-time favorite dinner rolls, I knew it was time to give my dad’s old standby breakfast another whirl. I always – and I mean always –have Sister Schubert’s Parker House rolls in my freezer, but when it’s only my husband and I eating them we always have a handful leftover. Thank goodness for this cinnamon toast, because it is definitely the most inspired way to repurpose the last few rolls standing. A full batch makes a great treat for Christmas morning, too! I mean, these literally TASTE like Christmas, so it makes sense.

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Best of all, these rolls let me be the host I want to be – I want to be depend upon to offer my guests something delicious and basically effortless. The Sister Schubert’s rolls elevate this to something above a basic toast snack without making me spend hours in the kitchen. These buttery morsels of love beg for a cup of coffee, a good friend, and a comfy sofa. On a chilly winter day they make a quick, comforting snack, and are destined to bring cinnamon toast back into everyone’s regular rotation.

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Sister Schubert's Cinnamon Toast

Makes16 - 32 open faced cinnamon toast pieces


  • ½ cup


  • 6 tablespoons


  • 2 teaspoons


  • 1 pan

    Sister Schubert's Parker House-style Rolls



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine melted butter with sugar and cinnamon. Slice the rolls in half. Place them face up on a baking sheet. Spread a generous amount of butter, sugar and cinnamon mixture on rolls. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until toasted.

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