Cinnamon Streusel French Toast Cups

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Today’s drool-worthy French Toast Cups are sponsored by Wholesome! – we used their organic pancake syrup and organic  coconut palm syrup with this recipe and they were both ON POINT.


Oh my goodness oh my goodness oh my goodness.

It’s been way too long since I’ve had French Toast. WHY. Whyyy does this happen to me.

(Well, for a number of reasons. Reason #1: Lazy. Reason #2: Still lazy. Reason #3: I am having a moment with whole wheat English muffins that are smeared with melty peanut butter and honey and topped with blueberries and cinnamon and sometimes it’s hard for me to think outside my food boxes, okay?)

But it was only a matter of time before French Toast made its way back into my brunch life, and that time is NOW.

Last weekend this little ditty came to me like an angel from heaven – essentially it is a French Toast bake slash casserole, but made in little muffin-like cup form, because daer so cute 😘 and they can hold spoonful after spoonful after spoonful of that buttery cinnamon streusel. It’s the only way.

I see you there, Brunch, and I love you. Big time love you.

Cinnamon Streusel French Toast Cups - perfect little bites of French Toast for an easy brunch recipe! loaded to the brim with cinnamon streusel. SO good! | pinchofyum.com
Cinnamon Streusel French Toast Cups - perfect little bites of French Toast for an easy brunch recipe! loaded to the brim with cinnamon streusel. SO good! | pinchofyum.com

When we were at the cabin, my sister made a French Toast bake that was to. die. for. You know how I get about these things – I eat them, I love them, I can’t let them go.

So like the good food blogger that I am, I came home and studied her recipe, learned the tricks of a good French Toast bake, got curious about how they’d work in a muffin tin, baked up these beauties, and prepared to devour the streusel-loaded nums.

But wait: the syrup.

Cinnamon Streusel French Toast Cups - perfect little bites of French Toast for an easy brunch recipe! loaded to the brim with cinnamon streusel. SO good! | pinchofyum.com

Like with the honey, I’m a tiny bit of a syrup snob = I require multiple syrups for multiple uses. There’s the real straight-off-the-tree kind of maple syrup, of course, which I love. It’s thin and runny, it’s got potent maple flavor, and it costs approximately $900 for a bottle. Dang. To keep things in check, I like to have a few other syrup options that are high quality but are also a tiny bit more practical. 

Cinnamon Streusel French Toast Cups - perfect little bites of French Toast for an easy brunch recipe! loaded to the brim with cinnamon streusel. SO good! | pinchofyum.com

My practical alternatives that I bought at SuperTarget for less than $900 per bottle:

Organic Pancake Syrup: Just classic. It’s a thick syrup that drizzles perfectly, is made from organic sugar, and doesn’t immediately get absorbed by the French Toast. Plus non-GMO, and no high fructose corn syrup. 👍 We likey.

Organic Coconut Palm Syrup: Way too fun! It’s new and it’s my personal fave. It has a rich, mellow flavor like caramel and bonus for the fact that it’s low glycemic. As mentioned, I was super excited to find it at SuperTarget. Three cheers for easy accessibility of fun, high quality ingredients. It’s not overwhelmingly sweet – just enough of a ✨👌✨ to make your mouth really happy.

I definitely had a mini-freak-out when I saw this huge display of Wholesome! products at Target last week – including said coconut palm syrup, marked with “new” sign, because obviously. NEW. Target always helps us find the good things.

Cinnamon Streusel French Toast Cups - perfect little bites of French Toast for an easy brunch recipe! loaded to the brim with cinnamon streusel. SO good! | pinchofyum.com

GO FORTH AND FRENCH TOAST, all you good brunchers of the world! And may all the cinnamon streusel and organic coconut palm syrup be ever in your favor.

Cinnamon Streusel French Toast Cups - perfect little bites of French Toast for an easy brunch recipe! loaded to the brim with cinnamon streusel. SO good! | pinchofyum.com
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Cinnamon Streusel French Toast Cups on a plate with a fork.

Cinnamon Streusel French Toast Cups


  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 French toast cups 1x

Description

Cinnamon Streusel French Toast Cups – perfect little bites of French Toast for an easy brunch recipe! loaded to the brim with cinnamon streusel. SO good!


Ingredients

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For the French Toast Cups

  • 1/2 loaf French bread torn into small pieces
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup half and half or cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Cinnamon Streusel Topping

  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • powdered sugar
  • Wholesome! Pancake Syrup or Coconut Palm Syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin tin and fill each opening with bread, right to the top.
  2. Whisk the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Pour 3-4 tablespoons over the bread in each cup.
  3. Combine the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon – cut the butter into the mixture with your hands, incorporating it until small crumbs form. Top each French Toast Cup with a spoonful of crumbs.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until puffy and golden brown. Top with powdered sugar and my personal favorite – Wholesome! coconut palm syrup! So good.

Notes

If you like a drier, more sturdy French toast, don’t fill the muffin tins with more than just 3 or 4 tablespoons of egg mixture. If you like more moist French Toast, you can fill the cups a little higher with the egg mixture. They will puff out more, and sink down when they cool a little bit, but they are still equally delicious!

Nutrition information is for one French Toast Cup.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: french toast cups, cinnamon streusel recipe, cinnamon french toast

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Thank you again to Wholesome! for sponsoring this French Toast party! You srsly need to try their coconut palm syrup. You’ll love it.

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I love that you think food is ‘cute’ because I thought it was just me that did that ha!!

    These look incredible…and I am sending the recipe to my hubby so he can make them for me on my birfffday next week!! 😀

    #denial
    #HeDoesntKnowWeHaveAMuffinPan






  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Mmm this looks soooo good! I am a big french toast fan, but i never had it baked or in a muffin form. I definitely have to try this! 🙂

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Sarah

    This looks truly incredible!! This is definitely on my to-do list for this week! Yum! Also, since it’s my first comment on your blog, I would like to say thanks for all your great recipes. I have been following your blog for quite a while now, and it has inspired me and helped me for a lot of non-planned diner nights. Your recipes are just de-li-cious! And big thanks as well for all your different product tips in your articles. I actually live in France and wasn’t able to complete some of your recipes, with the Cocunut Bai 5 or the Vodka Sauce for example (that I actually had last night with some vegetarian spinach balls, and adored it!!!). I have been in Ohio the entire summer so I’m stacking up with all these little beauties to bring back home until next time!
    Many thanks once again! 🙂






    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Yes indeed! Try the coconut palm syrup if you’re looking for something a little cray and delicious all in one. 😉

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Desiree (@MamaInTheWild)

    Um, this looks and sounds AMAZING! I will be trying this for Sunday morning breakfast!

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  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I have been on the lookout for some REAL syrup that doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg haha! Definitely going to have to give it a try next time I go to Target (which is like ALL the time!)

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    June

    This looks delicious! Any suggestions for how they’d keep if you happen to have leftovers? And how to reheat for optimum yumminess?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Ooh, yes, we kept them in the fridge and had them again throughout the weekend. I just microwaved them. 🙂 They were obviously not as good as freshly baked ones, but still good!