Cinnamon French toast strips with streusel and cream cheese glaze

Nancy F.

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Turn your breakfast into a party with these festive French toast treats.

Cinnamon french toast strips

These strips taste like a cross between a donut, French toast and a streusel-topped muffin. What a great way to start off the day. And they're fun to eat too because no forks are required. Just your fingers so you can dig in. For even more flavor, try serving them with your favorite syrup as a dipping sauce. But I do have a word of warning for you, these breakfast treats can be habit forming. I know this from personal experience.

Cinnamon French toast strips with streusel and cream cheese glaze recipe

Serves 2


For the streusel:

  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter

For the cream cheese glaze:

  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons softened cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon milk

For the French toast:

  • 4 slices Texas toast (let sit on the counter uncovered for about 3 hours or more if time permits)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Cream cheese glaze
  • Streusel


For the streusel:

  1. In a small bowl, add all ingredients.
  2. Using a fork, cut the butter into the ingredients until the mixture turns into crumbles. Set aside.

For the cream cheese glaze:

  1. In a medium-size bowl, add just 1 cup powdered sugar (reserving 1/2 cup for use later), cream cheese and milk.
  2. Mix together and set aside for a moment.

For the French toast:

  1. In a medium-size bowl, add the eggs and milk. Whisk together. Set aside.
  2. Cut the crusts off of just the right and left sides of each piece of bread.
  3. With the crust on the top and bottom, cut each piece of bread into 3 strips.
  4. Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add the butter.
  5. Dip the strips of bread in the egg mixture and then lay them in the pan.
  6. When the bottom sides of the bread turn a golden color, turn them over onto their side (if the strips are browning too quickly turn down the heat just a bit).
  7. Once the bottom side turns a golden color turn the strip over to the other side.
  8. Lastly, once the sides turn a golden color turn the strip onto the remaining uncooked area.
  9. Once all of the sides are a golden color, transfer the strip onto a cooling rack.
  10. Set the strips on serving plates and drizzle the glaze on top (it will be thin so that the streusel will stick).
  11. Add the streusel on top of the glaze.
  12. Now add the remaining 1/2 cup of powdered sugar to the glaze to thicken it up.
  13. Drizzle the remaining glaze on top of the streusel topping on each French toast strip.
  14. Serve as is or with a syrup dipping sauce.

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Nancy F.
Nancy is the author of the food blog, Coupon Clipping Cook. She loves to cook and save money on groceries by using coupons and shopping for sales. Nancy worked a number of years in a grocery store where she learned a lot about different types of foods and how to maximize coupon and sale savings. One of her favorite things about working at the grocery store was seeing the combinations of ingredients that customers purchased, and talking to them about the recipes they were making. Nancy enjoys making simple, fun and delicious recipes from items right out of the pantry. You can follow her on Twitter @CouponClippingC. @CouponClippingC