I have very high standards for my cinnamon sugar toast. First of all, the bread must be white bread.
Second, it must be toasted only to the point of just turning golden so that it is still soft on the inside.
Third, there must be enough butter to soak up a mass amount of that delicious sugar mixture. Also, it must have so much cinnamon and sugar that it coats my mouth after I bite into it.
See also: Almond and Cherry Blondies
Another must is the perfect cinnamon sugar shaker. My grandma has this awesome one that has this goofy lion on the front and back. It was circus colors and totally retro. I love it. I wonder if she’d consider parting with it….
This pull apart bread brings me back to non stop cinnamon sugar toast days. You know, the days when it didn’t matter if you shook the sugar mixture out onto the bread over the sink or not.
The days when sticky fingers meant a good meal. The days were you would run around while trying to lick the rest of the butter and sugar off of your face. Yea. Those days.
This pull apart bread is super soft on the inside and has a beautifully crunchy top. It’s buttery and sweet. It’s everything you are imagining it to be.
Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 ounces unsalted butter, cut into smaller cubes
1/3 cup whole milk
1/4 cup water
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
2 ounces unsalted butter, melted until browned
Whisk yeast …