Cinnamon French Toast Cigars

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Recipe: #7912

January 17, 2013

Categories: French Toast

"I call them cigars because that's what they look like after the are rolled, however these are really good so you should double the recipe amounts"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (100.5 g)
  • Calories 268.1
  • Total Fat - 6.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 47.1 mg
  • Sodium - 546.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 47.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 35.4 g
  • Protein - 6.5 g
  • Calcium - 53.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 2.9 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Flatten the slices slightly with a rolling pin. In the center of each bread slice, spread about 2 teaspoons or more of the Nutella or spread of your choice

Step 2

Roll the bread and the mixture like a cigar or a rolled taco; set aside until you finish all of the slices.

Step 3

In a shallow bowl mix the egg and the cup of milk, whisk until well combined. In another shallow bowl, mix the sugar with the cinnamon

Step 4

Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat.

Step 5

Soak the bread rolls in the milk mixture until fully coated. Add them to the hot pan, which should have the butter already melted, cook the rolls until they’re golden brown and look fully cooked. Roll the fingers in the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Eat and enjoy!


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Choose bread slices that are fresh and soft for the best results.
  • You can use any type of spread you like for this recipe, such as fruit preserves, peanut butter, or cream cheese.

  • Substitute Nutella Spread with Almond Butter - Almond butter is a great alternative to Nutella as it is a healthier option and still provides a delicious nutty flavor.
  • Substitute Milk with Almond Milk - Almond milk is a great substitute for dairy milk as it is dairy-free and still provides a creamy texture.

Chocolate French Toast Cigars Replace the Nutella spread with melted chocolate chips and omit the sugar and cinnamon. Roll the bread slices with the melted chocolate and cook as instructed. Serve with chocolate syrup and powdered sugar.

Maple-Glazed Bacon: This sweet and savory dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Cinnamon French Toast Cigars. The salty bacon and the sweet maple syrup glaze will balance out the sweetness of the French toast. Plus, the bacon provides a nice crunch that pairs perfectly with the soft texture of the French toast.

Berry Compote: This simple yet delicious berry compote is the perfect complement to the Maple-Glazed Bacon and Cinnamon French Toast Cigars. The tartness of the berries will cut through the sweetness of the French toast, while the syrup will add a hint of sweetness. Plus, the compote will add a nice texture to the dish, providing a bit of crunch to contrast the softness of the French toast.


Q: Can I use a different type of bread?

A: Yes, you can use any type of bread you like for this recipe, such as French bread, Italian bread, or even a baguette.

Q: Can I use a different type of cheese?

A: Yes, you can use any type of cheese you prefer, such as cheddar, mozzarella, or even a smoked cheese.

3 Reviews


These couldn't be any easier, and I like that on busy weekends. Simple and delish!


review by:
(2 Oct 2019)


My little man loves these any old time! He sometimes tops with cinnamon and sugar or stuffs with Nutella and nuts. So good as written too!


review by:
(9 Sep 2018)


My family loved these and yes I doubled them I should have tripled because they all went and everyone wanted more, this is a keeper thank you Sweetness!


review by:
(20 Jan 2013)

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Fun facts:

The French toast has been around since the 16th century, and is thought to have been invented by French chefs. The French toast was originally called “pain perdu”, which means “lost bread”, as it was a way to use up stale bread.

Cinnamon is a spice that has been used for centuries, and was once considered to be more valuable than gold! It was so valuable that it was even used as a form of currency in the ancient world.