Yes we can!

...preferably with butter, sugar and cinnamon.

The other night when I was buttering up a toasted piece of Baker’s Delight cinnamon fruit loaf I had a nostalgic flash of good old fashioned cinnamon toast. Remember it? Back in the 1970s when there were still cafeterias and rather than table service, you got to slide a tray down a length of metal grill. There was no finer snack than thin white toast smothered in butter, sugar and cinnamon.

So WHY exactly, rather than spending about 25 cents on the components needed to create my own, am I spending $4.60 on a mini loaf of artisan bread instead?

Somewhere between age 8 and 38 I have become a domestic retard. Bombarded with niche products that ‘simplify’ our lives, I’ve been brainwashed away from the joy of simple things. Even trying to buy white bread is complicated these days. (There’s an interesting article here on Australia’s bread buying habits). Which vitamins do I want embedded in my loaf? How MANY grains are there in my slice? More proof that nothing easy is actually easy.

So I move on to the topping. Do I want sugar? Or a synthetic substitute. There’s a choice of saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, neotame, acesulfame potassium, and stevia. And the cinnamon? Is it really cinnamon, or cassia? My guilty pleasure of the occasional cinnamon scroll doesn’t seem so fun now that I know there’s not actually any cinnamon in it.

So anyway, next time you pop by, how about I whip you up a chia slice with olive oil spread, splenda and cassia powder?

No, maybe not, because even though the world around me gets more crazy every day, and despite being constantly seduced by the thousands of items surrounding me in the supermarket, I have the power to say STOP! I just want cinnamon toast. And YES I CAN make it, too.

Yes you can, cinnamon toast

Whip this comfort food up for your littlies. They’ll love it as much as you used to.

1 slice white bread
Whatever yellow spread you have, for buttering toast
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tbsp sugar

Toast your bread. Slather on the spread. Sprinkle over the cinnamon and sugar. You’re done.

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