Eat Breakfast Like a (Lion) King

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, 2019 is the year for new movies!

For Disney lovers, the year kicked off with the adorable live-action Dumbo in March, but the Disney classics are not stopping there — Aladdin hits theaters on May 24, followed by The Lion King on July 19.

I’ve talked before about how I am a big fan of the live-action Disney remakes. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney classic, so naturally I LOVED the remake with Hermione, I mean, Emma Watson. 🙂 You also can’t go wrong with Cinderella, The Jungle Book, you name it, I’ve loved them all!

And I can already tell that The Lion King will be no different. I mean, seriously, the new trailer looks like a scene right out of Planet Earth! Check it out below.

About Disney’s The Lion King

The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy, and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner as Timon. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s The Lion King roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.

Lion King Cinnamon Toast (with Downloadable Template)

Now that I’ve got you in a Lion King mood (you know the music will be in your head all day!), start your day off with a Simba-Inspired breakfast and mantra.

If you love the original Lion King, you’ll definitely remember this scene with Rafiki that inspired my toast!

What You Need:

  • Bread
  • Butter (or your choice of spread)
  • 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, mixed
  • Toaster
  • Simba template — DOWNLOAD

To start, download the Simba template (found in the list above) and print it out at the approximate width of your bread slice. For me, that was roughly around 3.5 inches wide. Cut out and discard the dark Simba illustration, you’ll use the remaining piece (the leftover outline of the Simba illustration) as a template for your cinnamon sugar. Set the template aside and prepare your toast to your liking. While your toast is still warm, spread butter or another substitute across the top.

(Yes, I know, everyone knows how to make toast! BUT the trick to the perfect piece of toast is to spread the butter while the bread it is still warm so it melts! I can’t stand unmelted butter on my toast!)

Next, place your template on top of your buttered toast and carefully sprinkle your cinnamon-sugar mixture over the empty space of the template, filling it in entirely. Carefully remove your template to reveal your cinnamon Simba. Enjoy!

Yep, I’d say Rafiki would definitely be proud!

And what’s the start of a new day without a great mantra? I think today’s mantra is an obvious choice, REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE. (Thanks, Mufasa.)

Movie images and footage courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures.



  1. April 18, 2019 / 7:32 pm

    I am SO excited for the new Lion King. As a kid The Lion King was my FAVORITE movie. My bedroom was decorated all lion king and I would wear my Simba costume everywhere. The new movie is going to make me cry, I swear!

  2. Beth
    April 18, 2019 / 10:05 pm

    It looks like it will be a great movie! And now I want some cinnamon toast.

  3. April 19, 2019 / 1:13 am

    My son is not quite two, but loves The Lion King. I think this is the perfect birthday breakfast. He’d be so excited!!!

  4. Becky Ginther
    April 23, 2019 / 9:46 am

    I don’t know how I feel about the live action Lion King yet… but I absolutely love that simba toast! It’s too adorable!

  5. April 30, 2019 / 5:14 pm

    Such cute Simba toast! I wasn’t overly excited until I saw the trailer and then i was 10000% sold! Lol I can’t believe how real everything looks!


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