Pre-Buttering Is The Secret To Truly Scrumptious Cinnamon Toast

A warm slice of cinnamon toast is the perfect complement to a hearty breakfast (and it's a delicious snack option too). When you're in the mood for something sweet but aren't craving the natural sugar in fruit, cinnamon toast can satiate all of those sweet desires. (And let's be real: When you're craving sweet treats, fruit sometimes just doesn't cut it.)

You probably have a defined method of making cinnamon toast, and there's a good chance that it involves toasting your bread before adding butter, cinnamon, and sugar. There's no doubt that this particular method makes for a satisfying cinnamon toast, but according to Southern Bites, there might be an even better way to meld those flavors together for a tastier blend of cinnamon and sugar on your favorite bread. This alternative method for making cinnamon toast will give you a thick spread of cinnamon and sugar that will make your everyday cinnamon toast all the more scrumptious.

The step that will take your cinnamon toast to the next level

Thankfully, making your cinnamon toast taste as if it came straight from a professional bakery isn't as difficult as it might seem. You just need to change up a step that you already use and reverse the order of your normal cinnamon toast-making routine.

Before you toast any bread, butter your toast. You may wonder how this changes anything at all, but aside from making the butter nice and melty when you toast the bread, you can also add to it to elevate those sweet flavors. Take a stick of butter, top it with cinnamon and sugar, and mash all that sugar and spice into the butter cube. After you mash the butter to your heart's content — and of course, until you get all of the ingredients mushed in — make sure to mix the butter, sugar, and cinnamon until it takes on a spreadable texture. Then, spread the cinnamon-sugar butter over your bread. According to Epicurious, once you have a thick layer of the spread on the bread, place the bread in a toaster oven for a couple of minutes. 

More hacks for making more delicious cinnamon toast

Pre-buttering cinnamon toast is far from the only way to add flavor to it, so if you want to try a different take on cinnamon toast or don't own a toaster oven, there are still plenty of methods that can make your cinnamon toast even tastier.

If you typically spread chunks of hardened butter all over your cinnamon toast, this method will ensure that the butter flavor is more evenly spread throughout. All you'll need to do after adding sugar and cinnamon is pop the bread in the oven for a few minutes, and you'll end up with cinnamon toast with a light buttery texture. Alternatively, you can spread butter on the bread before adding cinnamon and sugar. After you do, sprinkle on the sugar and cinnamon, and then place the toast in a pan until the top layer caramelizes. However you make cinnamon toast, make sure you butter the bread before you cook it — you'll end up with the most decadent version of your favorite snack.