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Spicy Cinnamon French Toast

By Deen Brothers


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The Deen Bros. Recipes from the Road

Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 12 slices whole wheat bread


Preheat oven to 375°F. In a bowl, whisk together the sugar and melted butter. Spread the mixture in a large rimmed baking pan. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper. Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture and soak for 30 seconds. Transfer to the baking pan. Bake about 25 minutes or until golden, turning halfway through baking.