When I was growing up, occasionally we would have cinnamon toast for breakfast. It's not the healthiest of breakfasts, but when we would have it, it was certainly a treat. I have also continued the tradition with my kids. Just in case there might be some of you not familiar with what cinnamon toast is, it is simply a piece of buttered toast sprinkled with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. My mom always had a mixture of cinnamon and sugar on hand in her pantry. Making the mix is so simple. I just take some white sugar and mix in cinnamon until it is just the right color. You can actually buy a jar of cinnamon sugar in the grocery store by the spices. I found that very surprising the first time that I saw it because I couldn't imagine anyone paying for the mixture when it is so easy to make. I have always just kept my mix in a jar or a small plastic container until I found this cute little bear:
I purchased him from King Arthur Flour, and it really does make having cinnamon toast that much more special having a little cinnamon bear to keep the mix in.