Grilled Cinnamon Toast with Figs and Ricotta.
I’m determine to take the cinnamon sugar toast of 1989 to the next level.
And I have some EXCELLENT news!! If you have some ricotta left over from those jam jars last week?
THIS HAS TO BE YOUR LUNCH.
Or your breakfast. Or heck, just make it dinner. Who cares!
Grilled cinnamon sugar toast is where it’s at. If you didn’t grow up eating cinnamon sugar toast, I feel for you. This was such a staple for us, even if we only had it once or twice a year. It was such a fun treat and I even have a coconut oil version in The Pretty Dish!
It’s one of those little indulgences, you know? It’s crunchy and sweet and perfect for a morning treat. And now we are taking it to the next level by GRILLING it.
Why didn’t I ever think of this before? I mean, it’s a shame really.
This recipe is as basic as can be. Spread your toast with cinnamon sugar butter. Yes, we’re doing it a little differently here since we have to grill the toast, but it’s so good. Whip up that butter, slather is on a slice and throw it on the grill.
The grill imparts this bit of smokiness that you didn’t know you needed until you tasted it.
And yes, of COURSE it’s perfect alone.
But do you really want to fire up the grill JUST for a snack of toast?
No no no. You don’t!
That’s where the perfect figs and ricotta come in. Grab some ripe figs while you can still get them. Whip your ricotta cheese until it’s creamy and smooth. If you’re really feeling it, you can even add a drop of vanilla extract or something.
Maybe even almond. Oooooh yes I love me some almond.
Serve your toast with a big scoop of the creamy dreamy mixture and sprinkle it with a hint of cinnamon. Throw on your figs and just ENJOY. It is weirdly and ridiculously easy, albeit slightly high maintenance.
Worth it though. It’s so freaking good! I promise.
Grilled Cinnamon Sugar Toast with Figs and Ricotta
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 4 slices bread whatever your favorite variety is
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 cup of fresh figs halved
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- sliced almonds for crunch!
- Preheat your grill to the highest setting.
- To make the butter, stir together the butter, sugar, cinnamon and salt until combined and smooth. Spread each side of the bread slices with the butter.
- Place the bread on the grates and grill until toasted, about 1 to 2 minutes per side.
- Place the ricotta cheese in a food processor and blend until creamy and smooth. If you want to add any seasonings or extracts, now is the time! I just like it plain.
- To serve, add a scoop of the ricotta with the toast and top with fresh figs and a sprinkle of cinnamon. YUM. You can also add a drizzle of honey if you wish and some sliced almonds for crunch!
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I appreciate you so much!
Def want to snuggle into that ricotta cloud right there.
31 Comments on “Grilled Cinnamon Toast with Figs and Ricotta.”
Hellooooo fantastic cinnamon sugar toast. Those toppings are everything.
thanks liz! xoxo
I think I’m seeing what looks like a syrup or honey drizzle on the finished plate. Is that the rest of the compound butter, melted down?
yes!! a little honey. :)
that toast in the 4th picture is liiiiiiife!
thanks julie!! xo
Now that’s a blast from the past. I remember having Cinnamon Sugar Toast as a treat when I was just a wee one. Loving how you elevated it to a gourmet adult level. 100 percent agree it’s time to revive this childhood classic.
right?! it takes me back so much!!
Whenever we had a snow day growing up and school was closed we would make Cinnamon Sugar Toast and hot chocolate. Still do that to this day!
i love this idea. i might adopt this tradition! thanks julie!
I love cinnamon toast! Looks so delicious and perfect for weekend breakfast!
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Omgosh, this looks delicious! Love the mixup of toppings. Pinned!
thank you jess!! xo
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Figs and ricotta? That’s a new one for me. I’ll certainly give it a shot, though.
thank you! xoxo
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My grandmother used to make cinnamon toast for me all the time! This fancied up version looks so incredible!!
love that! thanks ashlyn! xo
That’s it, I am opening a food truck that just makes all kind of toast.
I never knew of such an idea like this, forget plain old toast, put some cheese and fruit on it, a strawberry compote, stewed sweet tomatoes. Let’s get creative! Thank you…. again.
Hey Jesse, I don’t have any ricotta cheese, so I’m going try some trader joes goat cheese I have.
haha dooooo it! that is a food truck i would frequent all the time.
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Grilled Cinnamon Toast is the tremendous breakfast its so tasty and healthy I like to eat once in a week.
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WOW: another recipe that screams FALL. Never had cinnamon sugar toast growing up, so now I have to make up for that now. Thank you.