There are few foods I grew up eating and this cinnamon sugar toast was one of them. My babysitter used to make it for me as an afternoon snack. On cold winter days, after the walk home from school, there were few snacks I looked forward to as much as this one. I have fond memories of sitting at the counter, enjoying this with a mug of hot cocoa. The toasty treat would bring life back into my pink nose and frozen limbs. Even the spicy cinnamon scent brought around a feeling of warmth and content.
This is a very easy snack to make and eat. It isn't fancy. It isn't pretentious. It doesn't try to pretend it is something it is not. This is simplicity at its finest.
I always get a little confused with people who go out and buy the cinnamon sugar pre-mixed spice in the grocery store. Honestly, it is so simple, making it much, much cheaper. Plus, you can adjust the ratio of cinnamon to sugar yourself, making it personalized to your tastes.
A good rule of thumb is one teaspoon cinnamon for every tablespoon of sugar. You can make a small batch or a big batch, but if you have a bowl and a spoon—really, you could even use your finger (and then lick it clean)—then you can have your very own cinnamon sugar in less than a minute. No excuses, people. No excuses.
This cinnamon sugar toast smells divine. We all know cinnamon and sugar are the best of friends, but when you sprinkle them on toast with a little butter? It's delectably simple. This is the perfect afternoon snack. Or, if you are feeling adventurous, you could have this with brunch. There is really no wrong way to eat this toast. Any way you decide to serve this, you'll be glad you did.
Cinnamon Sugar Toast
Yields 2 pieces of toast
2 slices of bread
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Butter, for spreading
Toast the bread.
In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon. When toast is done, butter the bread and heavily sprinkle the toast in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Now, eat.