Snowflake Cinnamon Toast

Make a special dish for your Winter tea party.

This is usually a breakfast recipe but is fun for lunch or afternoon tea. It’s an easy and inexpensive idea for a winter tea party theme.

Serves 4




  • 4 pieces of bread
  • 1 stick of butter, melted (or ½ cup butter substitute, melted)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • A Snowflake stencil – or other decoration of your choice
  • 2 cups applesauce



Preheat your broiler.

Blend the cinnamon and sugar. Melt the butter. Place the bread on a flat baking sheet. It helps prevent burning and makes cleanup easier to line the baking pan with parchment. With a pastry brush, coat one side of the bread with the melted butter. Broil until very lightly browned. Remove from the broiler and turn the bread.

Warm the applesauce while the bread is cooking.

Coat the other side with melted butter.

Sprinkle the surface of the bread with a generous coating of the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Return to the broiler but watch carefully. The sugar will melt into the butter and bubble, forming a crusty sugar topping for the cinnamon toast. While the toast is cooking, add powdered sugar to a sifter. Remove toast from the oven and lay the stencil(s) on top of each piece. Then dust with powdered sugar while the toast is still warm. Serve with warm applesauce.

Activity with children:

Cutting paper snowflakes has been a traditional winter craft for generations. An older child can make his/her own snowflake decoration by folding and cutting the paper. A younger child may need assistance.

Fold the paper in half, then quarters. Then, bringing the two closed sides together, fold it into eights so that it creates a triangle. Cut notches on the two sides that, when unfolded, look like a snowflake.

Lay the cut pattern flat on the Cinnamon Toast and dust with the powdered sugar so that you make a snowflake. Remember, no two snowflakes are ever alike!

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