I don't know about you, but I LOVE cinnamon toast. It reminds me of my childhood and I love to make it for my own kids. A cinnamon toast buffet, with different types of sugar mixes, would be a great brunch or breakfast idea. And I can't think of a better time than New Year's Day to try it out!
I have a great spice shop near my house where you can find all kinds of fun ingredients. I've been addicted to their spiced sugar, with allspice mace and cardamom, for years so I knew that had to be one of the options for cinnamon toast. I also picked up some Mexican cocoa, which I mixed with some sugar, and finally mixed some dried lavender and honey powder with sugar. Sounds good, right? Since I can't keep my air plants alive (yup, I even kill succulents), I decided to use my glass terrarium ball things to hold the sugars. Regular bowls are totally passe. Toast some delicious bread, like a yummy Sheepherder's sourdough, set out a stick of butter, and let your guests put their own cinnamon toast together to their liking. I put a little bit of the dried lavender on the plate with the butter which is what those little dark spots are on the bread I'm buttering. I didn't want anyone to be weirded out. Just sprinkle on your sugar of choice. Then look at your toast lovingly…Then go find a nice quiet place to eat it by yourself. Because you know you're going to shove it in your face. There really isn't a recipe. Mix the sugar mixtures to taste! A cinnamon toast buffet would be perfect for holiday house guests but your kids will go crazy for it too!
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