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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Breakfast Grilled Cheese

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Breakfast Grilled Cheese

Amy Scheuerman
This breakfast grilled cheese sandwich is a fun twist on your favorite childhood cereal.


  • 4 slices cinnamon swirl bread
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 ounces Sartori BellaVitano Canela cheese grated
  • 1 Pink Lady apple or other sweet, crisp apple, peeled, cored, and sliced into ¼-in pieces


  • Lay out two slices of the cinnamon swirl bread. Pile a quarter of the grated cheese onto each slice of bread. Layer the apple slices onto the cheese. Top with the remaining cheese. Close the sandwiches with the remaining two slices of bread. Spread a quarter of the softened butter onto the top of each sandwich.
  • Heat a skillet on medium low heat. Add one of the sandwiches, butter-side-down. Cook, covered, until the cheese begins to melt together and the bottom slice of bread is toasted, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Use a spatula to remove the sandwich from the pan. Add half of the remaining butter, and place the sandwich back in the pan, so that the unbuttered side is now down. Cook, uncovered, until the cheese is oozing from the sides of the sandwich and the bottom slice of bread is browned.
  • Cook remaining sandwich. Slice the sandwiches diagonally and serve dusted with cinnamon sugar is desired.

Amy Scheuerman

Amy Scheuerman—culture's former web director—spent eight years in North Carolina where she developed a love of barbecue and biscuits before moving up north to get a degree in nutrition. She now works at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Photographer Evi Abeler

Evi Abeler is a food and still life photographer based in New York City. She helps art directors, cookbook authors and designers to communicate the love, passion and thought that goes into every project and creates modern, yet classic images. Her clients in advertising, publishing, hospitality and retail include Food & Wine Magazine (which named her Digital Food Award Winner), Harper Collins Publishing and Whole Foods Markets.

Stylist Laura Knoop

Laura Knoop is a New York City-based food stylist with a studio in Harlem.