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All Recipes, Desserts / April 5, 2023

Spanish Cinnamon & Sugar Toast | Spain´s FAVORITE Easter Dessert

This Spanish Cinnamon & Sugar Toast is Spain´s version of the classic French toast. It´s filled with simple & honest flavors, seriously easy to make and done within minutes. Serve this toast next to a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and tea for an instant trip to beautiful España.

Spanish Cinnamon & Sugar Toast
This dish is known in Spain as Picatostes de la Abuela, and it hails from the region of Asturias. Very similar to Torrijas, but much easier to make. You will find this dessert served all over Spain, but it´s most popular during Easter.

Spanish Cinnamon & Sugar Toast
To make this recipe I used a baguette. Which is the typical bread used to make this dish. As its firm texture is perfect for the bread to not get soggy. But you can use other types of bread. Just make sure it´s nice and firm.

Spanish Cinnamon & Sugar Toast

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Make sure to fry the breads on a medium heat and nothing higher. Otherwise the bread will brown too quickly and the inside won´t absorb all the flavors. You can serve these cinnamon & sugar toast piping hot or even at room temperature.

Spanish Cinnamon & Sugar Toast

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make Spanish Cinnamon & Sugar Toast

Spanish Cinnamon & Sugar Toast | Picatostes de la Abuela

Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 195 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil 120 ml
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup condensed milk 80 grams
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 baguette
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar 50 grams
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder 3 grams
  • fresh mint


  1. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in the sunflower oil

  2. Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a large bowl, add in the condensed milk and the zest of 1/2 a lemon, whisk together until you end up with a light and creamy texture

  3. Cut the baguette into diagonal slices that are 3/4 of an inch thick (2 cm)

  4. Coat the slices of baguette in the egg mixture and then add into the pan with the hot oil, all in a single layer, cook in batches to not overcrowd the pan, go for about 2 minutes per side or until golden fried, then transfer over a wire rack with paper towels underneath

  5. Add the sugar and cinnamon powder into a shallow bowl, mix together, coat the slices of fried bread in the mixture

  6. Transfer into a serving dish and garnish with fresh mint, serve hot or at room temperature, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Cinnamon & Sugar Toast | Picatostes de la Abuela
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 158mg7%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 99IU2%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use coconut milk i never had spanish cinnamon and sugar toast before perfect for my after office snacks love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    05 . Apr . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      07 . Apr . 2023

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