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Cinnamon French Toast Recipe

Contributors: Jo Ellen Shield, MEd, RD, LD

Reviewers: Academy Nutrition Information Services Team

Published: January 24, 2014

Reviewed: September 26, 2023

Milk, eggs and whole-wheat bread are sitting on a counter in preparation for making cinnamon french toast for breakfast.
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This version of French toast uses whole-wheat bread and fat-free milk for an option that’s lower in fat and higher in dietary fiber. Enjoy it sliced the traditional way or chopped into sticks for dunking!


2 large eggs
½ cup fat-free milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste
6 slices whole-wheat bread
Cooking spray
Maple syrup or sliced fresh fruit (optional)


Before you begin: Wash your hands.

  1. Thoroughly mix eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon.
  2. Dip both sides of the bread slices, one at a time, into egg mixture. Re-dip if necessary until all of the egg mixture is absorbed into the bread.
  3. Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat.
  4. Place dipped bread slices on heated skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side or until both sides are golden brown.
  5. Drizzle with maple syrup or top with sliced fresh fruit (optional).
  6. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 slice
Serves 6

Calories: 123; Total Fat: 2.3g; Saturated Fat: 0.6g; Cholesterol: 61mg; Sodium: 189mg; Total Carbohydrate: 16.2g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Protein: 8.4g.

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