French Toast Sticks

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 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 recipe.

Sliced bread pieces for french toast sticks recipe

How to Make French Toast Sticks

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, then set aside.

EGG MIXTURE. Add eggs, milk and vanilla to a shallow dish and mix well. Combine cinnamon and sugar and add those to a shallow dish. Set aside. Soak the sticks in the egg mixture until saturated.

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

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

SERVE. Continue cooking bread pieces, adding more butter when needed. Lastly, serve with warm syrup.

Step by step pictures of how to make french toast sticks

Tips + Our favorite dips

Bread Tips: We used our 5-Ingredient Homemade Bread to make these sticks. Brioche, Sourdough and Challah are also recommended. Although they’re all a 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, you can cut it up into sticks and pop them in the oven for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. 

French Toast is commonly served with syrup like this delicious Buttermilk Syrup. As delicious as that is, there are so many other choices—especially for french toast sticks that are just asking to be dipped. Here a few of our dipping favorites:

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

Cinnamon french toast stick being dipped in syrup

Storing + Freezing

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

If you want to FREEZE the sticks you’ll need to 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.

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. Then, 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

For More French Toast Recipes, try:

French Toast Sticks Recipe

4.88 from 16 votes
These french toast sticks are bite-sized and bursting with cinnamon and sugar. They are perfectly dippable and absolutely delicious.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 214 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 6 thick slices bread Cut from a stale Brioche, Sourdough or Challah Loaf
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 c milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ c sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp butter divided

Instructions
 

  • 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
  • Add eggs, milk and vanilla to a shallow dish and mix well
  • Combine cinnamon and sugar and add those to a shallow dish. Set aside
  • Soak the sticks in the egg mixture until saturated
  • Melt 2 tbsp 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.

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    These are great for on-the-go mornings! French is a favorite & my kids especially love the sticks! It’s a very easy & yummy recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    We love these! We usually make plenty to freeze! Easy & quick enough for my children who act like they’re starving in the mornings!

  3. 5 stars
    I made your cinnamon bread recipe and still have a loaf left. I think I’ll use it to make these sticks. My kids will love dipping them.

  4. 5 stars
    All her recipes are absolutely delicious she is amazing love her Thankyou for the wonderful delicious recipes 🙏❤️👍

    1. You can store them in an airtight container. They can be refrigerated for 3-4 days or even frozen for 1-2 months. Then you can reheat in the microwave or the oven when you’re ready to eat.

  5. 5 stars
    These are my husband’s favorite breakfast food! He’s always looking for more at the store but for some reason these sell out so very fast! Love this recipe so delicious and so perfect!

  6. 5 stars
    My kids and I had so much fun making these French toast sticks! It’s a delicious little treat that we will be making many more times!

  7. 3 stars
    I’m wondering if there is a typo with this recipe. I made it and it was extremely soggy. My bread was quite stale and I barely dipped it in the batter. After looking at other recipes, the ratio is usually 3 eggs and 1/3 cup of milk. This recipe calls for 3 cups of milk. I only ended up using a tiny bit of the liquid. It still tasted good, but was just kind of wet. Might just be a matter of preference?

    1. I’ll definitely look into the measurements and check to make sure it’s listed here in the card correctly. Thanks for the feedback!

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