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.
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.
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.
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. 😉
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.
For More French Toast Recipes, try:
- Brioche French Toast
- Overnight French Toast
- French Toast Bake
- Pound Cake French Toast
- French Toast Muffins
French Toast Sticks Recipe
- 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
- 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.
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!
My kids LOVE these for breakfast. We like using a brioche bread….tastes so good!
Such a fantastic idea!! A great breakfast treat!
The best pick up and go breakfast. Your family will love them.
We love these! We usually make plenty to freeze! Easy & quick enough for my children who act like they’re starving in the mornings!
Wrong amount of milk listed
Agreed, way too much milk! I halved it and my sticks still got very mushy.
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.
All her recipes are absolutely delicious she is amazing love her Thankyou for the wonderful delicious recipes 🙏❤️👍
You are so welcome! Thanks so much for trying them! 🙂
I just made these today. They were delicious!
Yay!! So glad to hear you enjoyed them!
How do you store them over night?
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.
my kids love these!
Christmas morning favorite
One of my favs since I was a kid! So much better than Ive ever had before though!
So easy to make and super delicious. Taste like gourmet restaurant quality! My family loved them!
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!
What a great idea! My kids loved this so much!
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!
These are so easy And have nice crunch in the toaster oven to finish
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?
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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3 cups of milk is definitely more than you need if you were only making six slices of bread‘s worth. I did a whole loaf of brioche and only used 2 cups of milk (and two eggs). Otherwise great recipe, everybody loved it 🙂