In medium saucepan bring syrup,1 tbsp butter and 1 tsp cinnamon to boil, boil for 2 min. In bowl whisk eggs, half & half, vanilla, 3 tbsp syrup mixture and remaining 1 tsp cinnamon. Place bread slices in large baking dish. Pour egg mixture over bread, turn to coat. Pierce bread serveral times with fork.
let stand 5 min. Melt 1 tbsp butter in large skillet on med-high heat. Add bread and cook till brown, about 3 min. Add 1 tbsp butter to skillet turn bread over and cook till brown, about 3 min. Serve with remaining syrup mixture.
Makes 2 serving.