Cinnamon French Toast Bites

Those of you who have been following along for a while will know that I have a weakness for french toast. I’ve shared 9 french toast recipes so far, and I’ve even created a recipe collection for them!

But until then, I’ll keep sharing new takes on french toast that I come up with. No matter how wacky they may seem, as long as they’re scrumptious! And these little babies certainly fit that bill.

“More fun to cook?”, I hear you ask. Yes, they really are! Because they are in the shape of cubes, browning each side by turning them is a real pain. So instead, I “sauté” them with a wooden spoon, as though I’m making a stir fry. It works perfectly!

French toast in bite size form! These are really fun to make – you “sauté” them as though they are cubes of tofu or chicken, then toss in cinnamon sugar. And it goes without saying they are also fun to eat! They taste like mini cinnamon sugar doughnuts. :)

Quickly toss half the bread cubes in the egg mixture and use your hands to shake off excess egg mixture. Place the bread cubes in the fry pan and use a wooden spoon to “sauté” them until browned on all sides – about 2 to 3 minutes.

1. I really recommend using slightly stale bread for this so the bread doesn’t soak up too much egg mixture (which results in the inside of the french toast being soggy raw egg) AND they will hold their cube shape better when “sautéing” them. The best bread to use is a block loaf which you can cut into the desired thickness. This can be made with pre sliced bread but because the slices won’t be 1″/2.5cm thick, the french toast won’t be “cubes” (or they will be very small cubes!).

But if you don’t mind what shape they come out as, you can use any bread you want for this (though personally breads with grains in it isn’t to my taste for this dish). I’ve made this with sourdough, leftover baguettes and even mixing up scraps of different types of leftover bread.

2. The thickness of each slice of bread is about the equivalent of 2 slices of sandwich bread. But you cut the crusts off so you lose a bit of bread. So this recipe serves around 3 people, or 4 people watching their calorie intake, or 2 extremely hungry people / people who lack self control around doughnuts. :)

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