Lou Ann’s Super Luscious Cinnamon Chip French Toast

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Lou Ann’s Super Luscious Cinnamon Chip French Toast

I shared Lou Ann’s recipe with Sharyn, my good friend in the neighborhood. She made it for her family. They gobbled it up—mostly before she got her share. Now she’s making more.

Usually when we think of cinnamon chips, we think of banana bread, zucchini bread or cookies. But French toast? But this French toast is fried in a skillet with enough butter that it turns crispy like French fries. And it’s got a filling of whipped cream cheese and cinnamon chips that melt in the cooking for a burst of sweet cinnamon in every bite. The batter for dipping is more like tempura instead of just an egg wash.

It's luscious! And it’s easy to make. If you can make a grilled cheese sandwich, you can make this. Sharyn dusted hers with a little powdered sugar.

This is a breakfast masterpiece you really ought to make for your family. Your breakfast will be legendary. Your family will gobble this up too.

We recommend caramelly Buttermilk Syrup for this.

About the Creator

Lou Ann is a master in the kitchen. She is the only person we’ve ever known that would purchase a cookbook, start with the first recipe, and then bake her way through the book. Her husband told me that if he could find a way to put her bed in the kitchen, she would be forever happy.

But she was more than a cook or a baker. She was an experimenter. We would give her a recipe to try and she would immediately try to improve it. Often her creations were amazing.

We cherish her recipes.

The Recipe

This stuffed French toast is lightly battered and fried in butter. The outside is light and crispy. It’s made with whipped cream cheese with cinnamon chips.

See how to use cinnamon chips in your favorite recipes.

Choose your bread here.


  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon chips
  • 10 slices good-quality bread
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • butter for frying


  1. Whip the cream cheese with the sugar until it is soft and fluffy. Fold in the cinnamon chips.
  2. Spread the cream cheese mixture on half the slices of bread and top with the other half to form sandwiches.
  3. Whisk the egg, milk, and vanilla together. Gradually stir in the flour until you have a smooth thin batter, like gravy.
  4. Heat a skillet with a couple tablespoons of butter in it. When the skillet is hot, dip the sandwiches in the egg mixture, turning to cover both sides, and then place them in the hot skillet.
  5. Cook one side of the sandwiches and then the other until the French toast is lightly browned. Serve immediately

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