Cinnamon French Toast Muffins

I have a short and sweet post for you today friends. I’m a bit frazzled with getting packed and ready to head to snowy Wisconsin for the week, (assuming my flight makes it out,) but I couldn’t resist sharing this delicious breakfast idea with you beforehand!  I made them for brunch recently and they would be another great idea for Christmas morning, or any day before or after you want something easy and comforting.

The cinnamon-y muffin is topped with chunks of real french toast which are brushed with maple syrup after baking and topped with cinnamon and sugar. They really taste like french toast and are easy to throw together in advance and just warm slightly before serving.

PS- Want to see the cutest holiday video I’ve ever seen? Get ready for some cheer.

Cinnamon French Toast Muffins

Cinnamon French Toast Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins


french toast topping

  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 6 slices bread, cut into cubes (challah, french or something similar is best.)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine all the french toast topping ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

For Muffins:

  1. Combine milk, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl.
  2. Stir together the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt in another larger bowl.
  3. Combine milk mixture and the flour mixture and stir until just incorporated-don't over mix.
  4. Spoon batter into a greased or lined 12 cup muffin pan.
  5. Spoon French toast topping evenly over batter; press down slightly.
  6. Bake 20-25 minuted or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Immediately brush muffins with maple syrup.
  7. Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Sprinkle over glazed muffins.
  8. Cool 5 minutes; Serve warm.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Recipe adapted from: Framed Cooks


  1. This is so perfect for a lazy morning…perfect for these days.
    Enjoy your trip and Happy Holidays…!!!

  2. Good luck I hope you make your flight! I’m flying to KC and am worried I might not make it too!

  3. These look amazing for a cold snowy winter morning! We will be eating these at our house this week. I hope your flight went well. Happy Holidays

  4. What a wonderful idea for muffins! Hope you are enjoying your holiday!

  5. Christine says:

    So…I made these for Boxing Day brunch and my my were they a huge hit!! There were lots of wee kiddos around and they devoured them, although the adults loved them too! They were moist and so flavourful…yeah!! We polished off 2 dozen in no time! Thanks so much.

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