Golden Cinnamon-Sugar Toast


If you spend any amount of time scrolling through Instagram wellness bloggers' feeds, you'll notice that turmeric often wears a health halo. You're as likely to see the hashtag #eatclean as you are #turmeric, and despite my quibble with the labeling some foods as "unclean," I understand. Turmeric DOES have some incredible healing properties, such as aiding in the fight against inflammation. But it's also okay to eat food because it tastes good and feels comforting.

That's where this griddled cinnamon-sugar toast comes in. There is bread, and it's thick-sliced. There is butter — a lot of it. There is granulated white sugar (GASP! THE HORROR!!!!) and yes, there is plenty of turmeric. It's rich, it's delicious, and it's fun to eat. And I think that's reason enough to enjoy it.

Golden Cinnamon-Sugar Toast

  • 1 thick (1-1 1/2") slice of pain de mie bread, challah, or brioche (I used Bien Cuit's pain de mie; you want something sturdy and yet soft — save the crusty, seedy loaves for another time.)
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted, room-temperature butter, divided, and yes this is for one serving 
  • 1 teaspoon sugar-free Golden Root turmeric latte mix (you'll be adding sugar later)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Flaky salt, for finishing

Heat a heavy frying pan (I use cast-iron) over medium-high and add 1 tablespoon of butter. Once melted, add the turmeric and use a wooden spoon to incorporate it all together. Move relatively quickly, or the coconut solids in the turmeric mix will burn. 

Add the bread and use a metal spatula to press down firmly. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until golden and crusty. Flip, press, and cook 1 minute more.Remove to a plate, golden brown side-up. 

Let cool slightly, then add the remaining butter, spreading it all the way to the edges (you can do this straight away, but the butter will melt into the bread — which isn't such a horrible thing.) In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon, then sprinkle over the butter. Finish with a pinch of flaky salt, and enjoy.

Yield: 1 serving

Thank you to Golden Root for sponsoring this post!