We LOVE this way to make cinnamon toast, thanks to Pioneer Woman's genius. I warn you: once you try making it this way you'll never go back! It's sooooooo yummy. It has just the right blend of flavors (I love that it includes vanilla!) and ends up with this glaze-like gooey/crispiness that is so delicious! So, if you're looking for something to make for breakfast, give this recipe a try! Although, if your family is small like ours, you might need to 1/4 the recipe. :)
16 slices of bread (we use whole wheat)
2 sticks of salted butter, softened
1 cup of sugar (more to taste)
3 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla extract (more to taste)
optional: 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg (I've never added nutmeg...if you try it let me know how it is!)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix butter, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and optional nutmeg until combined completely. Spread on slices of bread, completely covering the surface all the way to the edges. Place toast on a cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet into the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Turn on the broiler and broil until golden brown and bubbling - which won't take long (maybe a few minutes) so watch so it won't burn! Remove from the oven and cut slices into halves diagonally.