this is my final word on the matter but
just because it’s called cinnamon toast doesn’t mean that it’s actually got to be crunchy, traditional breakfast toast. the “toast” in cinnamon toast refers to the fact that you MAKE the food by using a toaster and the method of toasting.
like on your toaster oven you have “broil” and “bake” and “warm” and “toast” and in order to make cinnamon toast you use the “toast” setting. you’re just using the toast setting you’re not making toast. you’re making a bread-item produced via the toast heat.
it’s like grilled cheese, you don’t fucking grill it over charcoal or whatever so that it gets grill marks and the taste of smoke into it, you just make it using a griddle (which is a kind of grill). or a frying pan if you’re a normal person but some ppl use a griddle. it’s the principle of the thing.
anyway the “toast” is referring to the METHOD and the TYPE OF HEAT not the final product. it’s not supposed to be like crunchy toast.