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French Toast Muffins

French Toast Muffins…easy, delicious and moist muffins topped with a sweet Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Streusel.

French toast muffin served on a white plate topped with maple syrup

I have been a pretty busy bee around here lately. With the school year winding down it seems like things should be all casual and easy.

They aren’t.

I am just waiting for summer break to begin so I will have a whole new list of complaints…you know it’s coming.

But in between all the school projects, concerts, parties,sports practices and games I take solace in my kitchen. With a muffin in each hand.

It’s called Muffin Therapy and it’s a real thing.

Maple syrup muffin topped with powdered sugar

Not only are they totally gorgeous, they are just as good the second and even the third day. Which in muffin land that’s like 400 years.

I mean unless we’re talking about a prepackaged muffin, which in that case will be good until the year 2176.

Anyhow, what you get here is 2 classic sweet treat breakfasts all rolled into one cupcake liner.

Let’s talk about the details.

Sliced cinnamon swirl bread on a cutting board

I started with Cinnamon Swirl Bread. You absolutely don’t have to use this bread…you can use another sturdy variety…but please give it a try. The Cinnamon Swirl loveliness makes the muffins extra special.

Just chop it up into cubes, but cut off the edges…

Cinnamon swirl bread diced into quarter inch cubed

And mix it with some milk and a beaten egg…just like you would regular French Toast. Set that to the side while you create the muffin batter.

Cinnamon bread mixed with an egg and milk to make a batter

It’s a simple batter you just stir together in a large bowl.

Simple muffin batter mixed together into a bowl

Fill your muffin cups about 2/3 full…

Cinnamon muffin batter filling 2/3s of a muffin tin

And press the French Toast mixture on top…

French toast mixture pressed on top of muffin batter
Powdered sugar topped on raw french toast muffin mix

When they are fresh out of the oven drizzle a little maple syrup on top and sprinkle on some cinnamon sugar. I like to do this step while they are still in the muffin tin to keep any mess to a minimum.

But if you’re feeling dramatic go ahead and make a show of it. High pour that maple syrup on top like a boss…

Maple syrup topping french toast muffins

And then BAM it with some cinnamon sugar.

People will ooh and ahh. Mark my words.

Topping finished french toast muffin with sugar as a garnish

Hello lover.

Cinnamon toast muffin served in a muffin wrapper

And dig in to your muffin masterpiece.

French toast muffin with a bite taken out of it to show the inside
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French toast muffin served on a white plate topped with maple syrup

French Toast Muffins

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  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Yield: 15 muffins 1x



French Toast Streusel

  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups cubed cinnamon swirl bread (with crusts removed), approximately 6 slices


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups all purpose flour


  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F
  2. Line muffin tins with liners or spray with nonstick spray and set aside.

French Toast Streusel

  1. In a medium bowl combine the milk, egg and vanilla. Add the bread cubes and coat in the milk mixture. Set this aside.


  1. In a large bowl combine the milk, egg, vanilla and brown sugar until combined. Stir in the baking powder, cinnamon and salt until combined. Slowly pour in the butter and stir until mixed.
  2. Finally add in the flour and stir until just combined.
  3. Fill each muffin tin 2/3 full with the batter. Top each with a heaping tablespoon of the French Toast Streusel.
  4. Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Immediately drizzle 1 teaspoon of maple syrup on each muffin.
  6. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle it evenly on all the muffins.


Serve warm

Recipe lightly adapted from Land O’Lakes

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16 comments on “French Toast Muffins”

  1. Made these. I think they would be better with diced apples tossed with cinnamon/sugar added to the batter.

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