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  • Orange-Scented Cinnamon Toast
  • Orange-Scented Cinnamon Toast
  • Orange-Scented Cinnamon Toast
  • Orange-Scented Cinnamon Toast
  • Orange-Scented Cinnamon Toast
  • Orange-Scented Cinnamon Toast
  • Orange-Scented Cinnamon Toast
  • Orange-Scented Cinnamon Toast

Orange-Scented Cinnamon Toast

Food | February 04, 2020 | Nik Manojlovich
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Gather round friends, we’d like to propose a toast! Here’s to ORANGE-SCENTED CINNAMON TOAST!

Shooting this delicious, memorable cinnamon toast recipe was an absolute joy. Not only was it super straightforward and easy to make, but it’s also tantalizingly tasty! Truly, one of those easy breakfast recipes that you’ll be making and enjoying again and again.

We usually have a sense when one of our recipes is destined for greatness, and this beauty is no exception. That said, I’m suggesting you BOOKMARK the page for easy future reference. You can also PIN it to a favourite board. Last thing, this recipe is guaranteed to make a lot of people really happy, so make sure to SHARE it will all of your friends.

I know, you’re like “Let’s go Nik!” so, here it is! The best ORANGE-SCENTED CINNAMON TOAST, coming right up!

Ingredients for Orange-Scented Cinnamon Toast


Check out that photo of the ingredients. Now, I’m pretty sure we can all agree that whenever bread meets butter, something pretty special happens, right? For this recipe to really exceed all expectations, two things need to happen.

First, we had the best success and results using a premium sliced white or whole wheat bread. We’ll let you select your favourite, but if you’re planning to make this breakfast treat for a crowd, buy extra. There are always requests for more (and more!). Second thing, the butter needs to be very soft before you begin. This makes blending it with the other ingredients way easier.

Orange zested for the recipe


The addition of orange zest in this recipe takes the flavour of the finished toast to a whole new level of fabulousness. I’ll admit, I added it on a whim, but I’m sure glad because it’s as much about the fragrance as it is about flavour. Your kitchen will smell wonderful as the toast bakes and broils.

Having written the above, I know one of you keeners out there are going to swap the orange for a lemon, and why not? Drop a comment below if you do – we want to hear how you fare when you make this at home.

All of the ingredients for the salty sweet butter


Blending the soft butter with two sugars and cinnamon brought back memories of breakfast in the Manojlovich household. Back in the day, my mom would butter toast and then sprinkle it with a sugar-spice mixture from a nifty vintage shaker, just like old-fashioned cinnamon toast.

I think our new approach is way better because of the way we blend the ingredients before the bread is toasted. Finally, I made and ate a lot of toast during the testing of this recipe; it was important for us to get the quantity of salt right. I’ll go on record saying that the tiny bit of salt added is the game changer for this recipe, you’ll see!

Hot and bubbly right out of the oven


Here’s what’s going to happen: you’re going to prepare the butter mixture and spread it on your slices of bread. As the toast bakes in the hot oven, your kitchen is going to fill with some very appetizing aromas. You’ll really start believing when you add the sliced almonds to the bread, but then comes that final step. We’re telling you to watch the toast closely (don’t take your eyes off of it, not even for a second!), and you’ll be amazed as it gets rich, amber coloured and bubbly.

What’s to expect? A salty, sweet, spiced and scented toast with a crispy, crunchy finish! This time I really, really mean it – wait until you take that first bite!

In case you skipped past it, make sure to watch THIS VIDEO for a quick ‘n easy step-by-step lesson on making ORANGE-SCENTED CINNAMON TOAST. Other simple things that go perfectly with it are our HEALTHY FRUIT SALAD, our QUINOA BREAKFAST BOWLS or even this HEALTHY GLUTEN-FREE GRANOLA. Of course, a fresh fruit juice or smoothie will also set you right first thing in the morning. Go HERE to check out our juices and smoothies, PLAYLIST!

Don’t dither! Make this ORANGE-SCENTED CINNAMON TOAST this weekend!

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Ingredients & Amounts

  • For the butter mixture:
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup of dark brown sugar
  • 8 tablespoons of butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons of ground of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt
  • zest of an orange
  • For the toast:
  • 8 slices of bread
  • ½ cup of sliced almonds
  • icing sugar for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F with the rack in the middle position.
  2. Place all of the ingredients for the butter mixture into a small bowl and stir together until well combined.
  3. Lay slices of bread out onto your work surface. Carefully butter one side of each with the butter mixture, making sure the mixture is evenly distributed across the surface. Transfer bread onto a baking sheet, then into the oven, baking for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Raise the oven rack to the top position and set oven to broil.
  5. While the broiler is coming to temperature, sprinkle the bread with the sliced almonds
  6. Return baking sheet to oven, watching closely. Cook until the surfaces of the bread are bubbling and the edges of the bread and the nuts are toasted.
  7. Sprinkle with icing sugar. Serve immediately.

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Nik Manojlovich

Nik is the creator, host and brains behind Weekend at the Cottage. He loves sharing his wisdom and experience about the things that interest him most.



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