Cinnamon French Toast Cups
These Cinnamon French Toast Cups are light, delicious, and filled with the classic flavors of vanilla and cinnamon!
Remember how I told you last week that I wasn’t a big fan of cinnamon rolls growing up? Well, it gets better.
I also didn’t care for French toast much, either. And I promise I’m not a picky eater, guys! French toast was just always ok, nothing special. I would eat it if I had to, but I never willingly asked my parents’ to make French toast and I never, ever ordered it at a restaurant. Pancakes were always more my style, ya know?
Now that I’m older, my feelings on this breakfast food still haven’t changed much. Every once in a while (I’m talking like maybe once every few years) I get a craving for it and will order it at a restaurant. But other than that, it’s a food that just doesn’t knock my socks off.
Until now. You knew that was coming, right? A few weeks ago, I had this idea in my head that I needed some French toast, and I needed it fast. I didn’t want to go out to eat and I didn’t want the frozen kind, it had to be home-made. Ever get like that?
So, I did some thinking. If you’ve been following along for a while, you may remember my Baked Pancake Bites that I shared last spring. These cuties were delicious, easy to make, and the perfect grab ‘n go breakfast.
So, I decided to use that same concept and create these Cinnamon French Toast Cups. These mini cups are baked in a muffin tin and are full of French toast flavor. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, you’ll love grabbing these bites for an easy breakfast or a quick snack as you head out the door.
These Cinnamon French Toast Cups are adorable, delicious, and filled with the classic flavors of vanilla and cinnamon. After all, everything is better with cinnamon, right?
And guys, these are so easy to make! I used my regular French toast recipe, but just cubed the bread instead. It’s important to let the bread mixture sit in the refrigerator for several hours so that the egg mixture soaks up and the flavors become intense. If you can stand the wait, refrigerate these overnight and then just pop in the oven in the morning for a quick breakfast!
Once these Cinnamon French Toast Cups are done, let them cool in the pan for several minutes before taking them out of the tin. Garnish with some syrup, peanut butter, cookie butter, jam, you name it and get ready to devour! These cups are fun breakfast for those kiddos or a quick treat and grab on your way out the door. And because these cups taste just like the “grown-up” version of French toast, this will become your new favorite way to make it!
Looking for more french toast recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Blueberry Lemon French Toast Bake
- Baked Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks
- Pumpkin Spice French Toast
- Blueberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast
Cinnamon French Toast Cups
- 1 loaf ]french bread, cut into cubes
- 1 cup milk, any kind
- 1¼ cups heavy cream
- 6 eggs
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
- 1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- Grease a 12 cup muffin tin lightly with cooking spray.
- Add bread cups to each tin, filling to top (bread will shrink down once wet ingredients are added). Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, heavy cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour egg mixture over each tin. Lightly press down with a spoon to ensure that each piece of bread is saturated, if necessary.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375°F. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until tops are golden brown and middle is soft (but not gooey).
- Let cool in pan for 10 minutes and then remove. Serve with maple syrup, if desired.
Yummy! Yummy! This french toast looks absolutely amazing and I’m going to use this recipe this weekend, thanks! :*
It’s my favorite way to eat French toast! Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by, Agness! I hope you love it if you try it!
Okay! I cannot even handle this one!! Looks scrumptious, Gayle!! Simply amazing!!
Thank you, Annie!
I always liked pancakes better too, Gayle. But every now and then, that French toast fix needs to happen!
I love this idea. It’s so quick, and portion controlled, too!
Thanks, Mir! I love that these babies are portion-controlled, too. Makes it an easy breakfast!
Cookie butter on French toast sounds amazing! I’ve never tried that. Love these cute little French toast cups and I know my kids would too!
Cookie butter is my favorite, Christin! And these cups are definitely kid-approved. Thanks!
These are so adorable, Gayle! I love that you made french toasts into mini cups, such a fun and creative idea! They would be perfect for breakfast on the go too! I wish I had a few of these for breakfast right now, they look amazing!
Thanks, Kelly! These are so perfect for busy weekday mornings…just pop ’em into the microwave and go! 🙂
These are making me hungry right now! The individual servings are a great idea too.
Thanks, Kathy! These cups make for an easy and delicious breakfast!
I want to eat a few of these for breakfast! I love that they are individual servings sizes too because then I don’t have to share!
These are definitely perfect for NOT sharing! 🙂 Thanks, Ashley!
Would you believe that I’ve never made french toast “muffins” before?! I seriously don’t know why because these look easy of the easy! And pretty addicting too. 🙂 I think I’d have to chow down on at least 3 of these gorgeous ‘thangs! 🙂
These are so addicting, Sarah! I’m embarrassed to admit how many of these I ate in one sitting! 🙂
Love these cinnamon toast cups Gayle! So easy, creative and delicious!Pinned!
Thanks for the french toast love and pin, Mira!
These would be perfect for breakfast on the go! I am french toast’s biggest fan so I’m all over this!
Thanks, Tori! These are the perfect size to get your french toast fix!
I really like these, Gayle! I am a huge fan of french toast. More so than pancakes. I love that you made these into little grab and go cups. Perfect for on the go! Pinned!
Thanks, Jen! This is such a quick and easy breakfast to whip up!
Love that you can refrigerate these babies overnight and pop em in the oven for an easy breakfast! Making fun weekend breakfasts is a favorite of mine, so I am definitely adding these cups to my list!
I love that you can just bake these in the morning, too! Makes breakfast an easy dish on busy days! Thanks, Sarah!
Gayle! oh my goodness!!! this is brilliant!!! Cinnamon French in muffin form!!! I love these!!!
Thank you, Alice!
French toast muffins are the BEST. So much easier to eat too. Love these!
I agree, Dorothy! So much fun to dip into syrup! Thanks!
These are so cute! What a great little breakfast treat!
I can’t wait to try these french toast cups, Gayle! Such a fun idea, and I think my kids would really enjoy them. And me too, of course! 😉
I think your kids (and you) would love these french toast cups, Kristine! Thank you!
This is such a fun way to eat french toasts Gayle! I prefer pancakes over french toast too but these cups might just change that, looks delicious!
Thanks, Manali! These french toast cups definitely hit the spot!
I only tried French toast for the first time a couple of years ago and now I am hooked. These look so cute as well. perfect for Sunday brunch I think.
You would love these cups, Dannii! They’re so easy to make and full of french toast flavor!
Seriously? Now I’m going to have to make these because I’m totally drooling. I happen to like French toast, but these are on a whole other level. Genius!
Thanks, Linda! These are so much fun to make! I hope you love them if you try them!
These look so much more fun to eat than regular French toast, and it’s so nice that they’re portable, too! I normally go for waffles or pancakes, but these delicious looking cups are going to make me change my tune! 🙂
Thanks, Marcie! I agree, these are fun to eat and taste delicious, too!
Can you refrigerate these and heat throughout the week?
Hi Michelle! Yes, you can definitely refrigerate and reheat these french toast cups. The longest these have lasted in my fridge was four days, so I’m not sure how good they will be after that point. I hope you enjoy these if you try them!
I seriously have no words for how delicious these cinnamon french toast cups look. Just WOW Gayle!!
Thanks, Thalia! 🙂
What a great idea! I will totally make these!
I hope you love these if you try them, Alexandra! Thanks so much for stopping by!
I’m lovin these french toast cups Gayle! I was just like you when I was younger. I hated french toast and loved pancakes. Now I pretty much love everything!! 🙂
Isn’t it funny how our tastes change over the years? Thanks for the kind words, Renee!
You totally have me craving french toast after seeing these, Gayle! How cute are these?! I love anything in mini form, it’s always better. These look delicious too!
Thanks so much, Danielle! I totally agree, mini foods always taste better!
Well, I don’t even think I have to tell you how much I love these, do I? Haha! You know I’m obsessed with French Toast. These are *fabulous*!
Thanks, friend! I’m kind of obsessed with these now too!
I’ve never liked French toast either … but it must be because I haven’t had these! That syrup has my heart stolen Gayle, love it!
Thanks, Mary Frances!
Yum! These cups are too cute. I didn’t like french toast either, don’t worry 🙂
Thank you, Medha!
French toast is one of my favourite breakfasts of all time, but I haven’t tried too many variations from plain old french toast! These little muffin cup ones look so cute, and so quick if you make it the night before. Love that!
Thanks, Stacey! I love that these are so easy to prep the night before, too!
Gayle these are great!! I’m a french toast fan but my boyfriend isn’t wild about it. That’s okay…because I’ll probably be devouring the whole batch anyway! 🙂
Haha these are way too easy to devour, Alyssa! Thanks!
Gayle, these look so so delicious!!
Yummy!!!! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! I want to whip some of these up this weekend! Pinning!
Breakfast is my favorite meal, too! Thanks for the pin, Mariah!
I must be opposite on you with the pancakes/french toast dilemma. Would much more likely order the French toast! These little cups are adorable, I guess the gardener in my wants to call them French Toast Blossoms because they kind of look like a sweet little flower. Cinnamon is breakfast foods is really important to people like me with blood sugar issues because it helps regulate our blood sugar and allows us to have a delicious breakfast like this from time to time. Thanks for sharing!
I love the name French toast blosooms, Laura! So creative! Thanks so much for the kind words, friend!
These french toast cups are absolutely adorable, Gayle!! I love breakfasts like this that you can just stick in the oven and forget until its ready 🙂 I am totally a 50/50 french toast and pancakes person and now that I think about it, it’s been so long since I’ve had really good french toast like this one you’ve shared here! It looks delicious 🙂 Have a great end of week!! Pinning of course 😀
Thanks, Ceara! I love easy meals like this, too. I haven’t had french toast in the longest time either, and now I’ve made these little cups three times this month! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words and pin, friend!
Oh my word. These are calling my name!!
Oh my word!! Doesn’t this just look amazing!! I was never a huge french toast person… or waffle/ pancake/ really sweet breakfast person, but every now and then I get a craving and whip up some g.free french toast!! I’m sure this would totally hit the spot!! 🙂 Great recipe girl!!
I think you would love these, Cailee! Definitely hits the spot!
Hello, Gayle! French toast isn’t a big thing in the UK but I tried it a few years ago when an American friend made it for me and immediately got hooked. What a wonderful idea to make these cute little cups!
Thanks, Helen! I love the taste of these mini cups and they’re so easy to make, too!
I love French Toast! It’s almost always what I order when I go out for breakfast. I love these cup versions! I bet they’d freeze easy and be so portable!
Thanks, Leah! That’s a great idea to freeze these, I’ll have to try that!
This looks amazing! I’m the same way too I have to be in the mood for french toast and it dosent happen very often but when it does I need it asap! Your french toast cups look so cute and amazing.
Thanks, Kelley! This french toast turned out great and definitely hits the spot!
Gayle!! What a yummy idea! I’m drooling looking at these sweet petite french toasts!! pinning!
I could totally devour french toast, but I guess I would never really order it either if given another option. I would, however, indulge on these sweet cups 🙂
I was never a big french toast person growing up … but now I definitely enjoy it! These cups are adorable – I love it!
Thanks, Ashley! I definitely found my love for french toast a little later in life!
Yummy yummy get in my tummy. I bet these are incredible.
Thanks, Kathy! They were definitely a hit with my husband and I!
Agh I LOVE these, Gayle! They are so cute, and look so delicious with all of that syrup drizzled on top.
Thanks so much, Denise! Lots of syrup was a definite necessity for me! 🙂
I can’t think of a nicer breakfast! These are adorable and I love the individual cups. 😀
Thanks so much, Allie!
What a fun way to eat french toast! Pinned!
I love French toast but I definitely don’t make it often enough!! These little cups are so cute! They’d be perfect for a brunch gathering with lots of mouths to feed!
Thanks, Jess! These would be so perfect for brunch! Easy to make and so cute for company!
Oh yes please!! These look like such a delicious, easy breakfast treat. Love that they’re in cute little individual servings 🙂
Can’t believe you weren’t a huge fan of french toast either when you were little! What a healthy little girl. I was obsessed with french toast. I requested it every year on my birthday. I am loving these little mini french toast cups! So cute!
Haha I was crazy, right?! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words, Natalie!
What a great idea! Those look delicious, just like French toast out of the pan 🙂
Thanks so much, June! They’re so easy and fun to make!