Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Bites

French Toast Bites are sprinkled with chewy raisins and drizzled with a sweet and crunchy brown sugar cinnamon topping.

Soft, cinnamony, French Toast in the cutest bite-size form are sprinkled with chewy raisins and drizzled with a sweet and crunchy brown sugar cinnamon topping: it’s Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Bites! It’s French Toast To-Go!

…Is there nothing better than taking French Toast to-go? I think not. (And for real, I did take two of these Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Bites to work and ate them from tupperware at my desk yesterday. Not fancy, but so fun and portable!)

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Bites recipe | breakfast for dinner

If I had to rank my favourite sweet griddle breakfasts, I would say:
1. French Toast
2. Waffles
3. Pancakes

There’s just something about cinnamony sweet French Toast that makes it my absolute favorite! I love that French Toast transforms depending on the bread you choose – here I’ve used a basic country bread (pain de campagne, my neighbourhood bakery insists). You could use any white or whole wheat bread – be it a baguette or a sliced packaged loaf from the grocery store.

French Toast Bites are sprinkled with chewy raisins and drizzled with a sweet and crunchy brown sugar cinnamon topping.

Once your bread of choice is cut up into cute little 1” squares, it gets drenched with a egg-milk-vanilla-cinnamon mixture. The key is to let the bread soak for at least 10 minutes, tossing once or twice. You want the bread to really absorb the liquid, which will create the softest French Toast Bites. Once it’s good and soaked, spoon the bread mixture into individual cups on your muffin tray, mounding each like a muffin. Then drizzle each with the cinnamon melty butter and bake.

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Bites recipe | breakfast for dinner

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Bites are great served for brunch because you can pop them into the oven right when your guests arrive and not be slaving over the stove! They are also wonderful on a regular weekend morning – and I have even gotten up early on a work day to make them for a special treat!

Why save all the most delicious breakfasts for the weekend? 😉

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Bites
 
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Take French Toast TO GO! These French Toast Bites are sprinkled with chewy raisins and drizzled with a sweet and crunchy brown sugar cinnamon topping.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 6
Ingredients
For the french toast:
  • 1 baguette / loaf of bread, cut into 1" cubes (approx 12 cups of bread)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup raisins
For the melty brown sugar drizzle:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg (optional - but adds more depth of flavour!)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. Cut a baguette / loaf of bread into 1" cubes and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Add bread cubes and raisins and toss to make sure bread is fully coated with egg mixture. Let sit for at least 10 minutes to soak, tossing occasionally.
  4. Once bread is soaked, spoon approximately 1 cup of bread mixture into each cup of a muffin tray, heaping like a muffin.
  5. In a small bowl, melt the butter. Add the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and stir. Mixture will look like a thin paste. With a small spoon, drizzle topping over each French Toast Bite.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until tops are springy and slightly dry.
Notes
Recipe yields 12 French Toast Bites, serving 6 people, if each person eats two.

 

5 Comments

  1. grace January 20, 2016

    melty brown sugar drizzle? really? holy moly, that sounds awesome. what a great breakfast!

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    • breakfastfordinner January 20, 2016

      So decadent but so yummy!! They’ve been the best way to start my work day mornings this past week 😉

      Reply
  2. Lucy January 20, 2016

    Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! I especially love that it’s made with 1% milk. so many french toast recipes call for heavy cream and it’s just too much. I can’t wait to make this with my 3-year-old. He adores French toast!

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    • breakfastfordinner January 20, 2016

      Let me know what he thinks! My 6-year-old is a fan!

      Reply
  3. Lily @GastroSenses January 20, 2016

    This looks amazing! I love french toast and the thought of adding raisins to it sends it over the top!

    Reply

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