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Cinnamon Melba Toast Recipe: A Dupe for Corner Bakery Sweet Crisps

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Preview: Make this Cinnamon Melba Toast Recipe with stale unsliced bread. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar before baking. These are similar to the sweet crisps sold at Corner Bakery Cafe.

Have you ever noticed how fast homemade yeast bread goes stale?  When compared to store-bought bread, it makes one wonder what they put in it.

Here’s a great solution for whatever you don’t eat in the first 24 hours.  I did this with my Sweet Bread Machine Banana Bread with Yeast made in my bread machine. Do it with any un-sliced loaf, either plain or sweet.

melba toast recipe for sweet crisps like the ones a Corner Bakery

Three reasons to try this Melba Toast Recipe:

1. It makes the bread seem to go further when sliced thin.
2. The toasts last for days.
3. Each slice contains much fewer calories than a regular slice of bread and even less if you skip the butter and sugar on top.  (SKINNY SECRET)

Cinnamon Melba Toast in a dish

Want to know a secret?  I hid half of the banana yeast bread loaf just so I would have some to make these cinnamon crispy toasts.  They are as good as a cookie!

How to make Cinnamon Melba Toasts from scratch:

#1

Slice your loaf of bread thin–about 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick.

In other words, slice it as thin as you can without the bread turning into crumbles.

#2

Brush both sides of each slice with melted butter.

#3

Sprinkle with a mixture of 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar + 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.

If you want to “guild the lily,” sprinkle sanding sugar on top of the cinnamon-sugar mixture. It is so-o-o good.

#4

Bake at 325˚F until toasts are golden brown.

Since it’s pretty much impossible to slice the bread evenly by hand, you can expect some slices to brown quicker than others. Watch closely when the bread starts to brown so you can pull out those that are done first.



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Yield: 24

Cinnamon Melba Toasts

Cinnamon Melba Toasts

In taste and appearance, these resemble the cinnamon toast crisps sold at the Corner Bakery.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • Slightly stale loaf of uncut sandwich or sweet bread
  • One squirt of spray butter per slice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or cardamom
  • Sprinkle of coarse-textured sanding sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

  1. Slice slightly stale loaf of bread (because it is firmer) as thin as you can. Try for 1/8 inch.
  2. Arrange slices on a cookie sheet so they don't overlap. Save time by using a silicone baking sheet or parchment paper on the tray so you won’t have to wash it.
  3. Spray each slice with one squirt of spray butter.
  4. Sprinkle lightly with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  5. To make them really special, sprinkle with some sanding sugar (coarse texture).
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for about 15+ minutes.

Notes

The time to bake will vary greatly depending on the thickness of each slice. Some may be ready before others so keep an eye on them. They should be dry, crisp and golden brown. Press on them with your finger. If they bounce back under pressure, they need a bit more time. It they start to get browner than golden, they are getting too done and will begin to taste a bit burned.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 27Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

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