Combine all ingredients for stuffing in bowl of a mixer. Starting at a low speed,
mix all ingredients until incorporated, scraping bowl as needed to ensure thorough
mixing. Increase mixing speed to high to add volume. Mixture should be light and
While stuffing is mixing, combine syrup cinnamon sticks and vanilla extract in
small saucepan and heat over medium heat. When mixture bubbles slightly reduce heat
and simmer 10 – 15 minutes and let cinnamon sticks steep in hot syrup. Remove from
heat and carefully remove sticks with a utensil and reserve syrup in serving container.
Heat griddle to medium high heat. (water droplets should “dance” on surface)
Season the griddle surface lightly with butter.
While griddle is heating, in a shallow square dish, mix egg, vanilla extract
and sugar. Spread stuffing mixture lightly on 1 piece of bread. Top with another
slice of bread. Repeat with rest of bread. Lightly batter the bread in egg mixture
and place on hot griddle surface. Repeat with rest of bread. Turn “sandwiches” after
3-5 minutes or browned on griddle surface. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes until