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These French toast sticks are bite-sized and bursting with cinnamon and sugar. They are perfectly dippable and absolutely delicious.

French toast sticks are a sweet brunch option that are a tasty breakfast treat for kids and adults alike. It’s time to get your dunk on! Try dipping these in out-of-this-world Buttermilk Syrup and serve with Fruit Kabobs.

A stack of French Toast Sticks served on a white plate.

Sweet & Delicious Breakfast!

These crunchy and decadent French toast sticks are perfectly coated with cinnamon and sugar for the ultimate bite. They are buttery and rich and make for a special breakfast.

The kids will love the novelty of dippable sticks that taste reminiscent of cinnamon Donuts. I mean who wouldn’t love French Toast you can eat with your fingers?

No more soggy French toast. I am positive you will love these yummy cinnamon French toast sticks, so make breakfast a breeze with this easy breakfast recipe.

Sliced bread pieces cut into rectangles.

How to Make French Toast Sticks

This French toast sticks recipe is simple and tasty. It’s ready in under 30 minutes!

BREAD. Stale bread works best, so be sure to let the bread sit out the day before.

Cut off crust from bread and cut into 3 thick pieces, lengthwise. Set aside.

EGG MIXTURE. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla to a shallow dish and mix well.

CINNAMON SUGAR MIXTURE. Combine cinnamon and sugar and add those to a shallow dish. Set aside.

COOK. Soak the sticks in the egg mixture until saturated.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter on LOW-MEDIUM heat and add bread pieces, cooking until golden brown on each side.

Use tongs to place in cinnamon and sugar mixture making sure to coat all sides.

Continue cooking bread pieces in batches, adding more butter when needed.

Serve with warm maple syrup.

Recipe Tips

Delicious French toast sticks start with yummy bread.

Bread. We used our White Bread to make these sticks. Brioche, Sourdough, and Challah are also recommended. Although they’re all drier bread, you still want them to be a bit stale so that they can absorb the custard without getting too gloppy.

If you don’t have time to let your bread dry out, cut it up into sticks and pop them in the oven for 8-10 minutes at 350°F. 

Serving suggestions

Cinnamon French toast sticks are commonly served with syrup like this delicious Cinnamon Buttermilk Syrup. As delicious as that is, there are so many other choices. Here are a few of our dipping favorites:

If you’re serving brunch, consider having several dipping and syrup options for guests to choose from. 😉

Cinnamon french toast sticks being dipped in syrup.

Storing + Freezing

STORE leftover French toast stick recipe in an airtight container within two hours of cooking it. It can be refrigerated for 3-4 days or frozen for 1-2 months.

FREEZE. Flash-freeze them first. Arrange the sticks in a single layer on a baking pan. Then, freeze for 2-3 hours or until solid. Transfer the toast to an airtight freezer-safe container.

To reheat. Single servings can be reheated in the microwave or toaster oven. Or, reheat several at a time by arranging the desired amount on a baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 375°F bake the french toast sticks for 5-8 minutes or until hot.

A stack of homemade french toast sticks on a white plate with fresh berries.

Recipe FAQ

What type of bread works best to make French toast sticks?

You will want to choose sturdy bread, preferably day-old bread, that has time to dry out. Some favorites include Brioche, Sourdough, Challah, or Texas Toast. Be careful that the bread doesn’t absorb too much liquid or the inside of the sticks will become mushy.

Why are my French toast sticks soggy?

Like regular French toast, there are several factors that can cause soggy sticks. Thin moist bread, too much milk, using skim milk, soaking the breadsticks for too long, or cooking at a high heat causing the outside to cook leaving the center still soggy.

Why do my French toast sticks have white streaks?

If the egg is not thoroughly whisked into the milk the strands of egg white will cook on the outside of the toast. Room-temperature eggs will combine better with the other ingredients.

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4.93 from 42 votes

French Toast Sticks

By: Lil’ Luna
These French toast sticks are bite-sized and bursting with cinnamon and sugar for a deliciously dippable breakfast! 
Servings: 6
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 6 thick slices bread, cut from a stale Brioche, Sourdough or Challah Loaf
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided

Instructions 

  • Cut off crust from 6 thick slices of stale bread. Cut into 3 thick pieces, lengthwise. Set aside. Combine 1 tablespoon cinnamon and ¼ cup sugar in a shallow dish. Set aside.
  • Add 3 eggs, 3 cups milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to a shallow dish and mix well. Soak the sticks in the egg mixture until saturated.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter on LOW-MEDIUM heat and add bread pieces, cooking until golden brown on each side. Use tongs to place in cinnamon and sugar mixture making sure to coat all sides.
  • Continue cooking bread pieces, adding more butter when needed.
  • Serve with warm syrup.

Video

Notes

STORE the leftover French toast stick recipe in an airtight container and refrigerate for 3-4 days or store in the freezer for 1-2 months.
To reheat. Reheat single servings in the microwave or toaster oven, or several on a baking sheet in the oven at 375°F until hot. 

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 114mg, Sodium: 157mg, Potassium: 191mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 553IU, Calcium: 165mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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30 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These take me back to my childhood and I’m so excited to have found the perfect recipe so I can recreate these at home! Plus, a great way to use up leftover sourdough bread!

  2. 5 stars
    These adorable French toast sticks are so much fun to eat! Kids never want to miss breakfast again because of these. Such a keeper!