Cinnamon French Toast Sticks are a fun and tasty twist on the classic french toast recipe! Just a few ingredients and less than 30 minutes before you’re dipping these warm golden sugary sticks in maple syrup.
These are a delicious breakfast treat many of us grew up with as kids. If you love french toast strips, you are going to love starting your day with this French toast bake and Grand Marnier French toast!
Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks
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What Are French Toast Sticks?
French Toast Sticks are exactly what they sound like. They’re bread that has been sliced into sticks that are then prepared in the same way you would make traditional French toast. But they make for the perfect hand-held breakfast!
Ingredients & Variations
BREAD Thick-cut bread works best for this recipe. My favorite is brioche, but this recipe is delicious with standard white bread as well!
SPICES Rolled in cinnamon sugar these french toast strips are perfectly sweet! For a fun change, you can mix in nutmeg, apple pie spice, some ginger for a kick. Or in the fall, try adding pumpkin pie spice!
DIP While serving with a dipping sauce is totally optional there is nothing better than dunking these in a bowl of maple syrup. Try drizzling with a powdered sugar glaze, or serving with a side of chocolate sauce too!
How To Make French Toast Sticks
These cinnamon French toast sticks are always a hit and require minimal ingredients that I always have on hand!
- Prep: Slice bread into strips (removing the crust) and prepare the egg wash.
- Dip: Dip each stick quickly into the egg wash and allow any excess to drain off.
- Cook: Place the sticks in a non-stick or greased skillet and cook on each side until golden brown.
Before serving, roll the cooked sticks in the cinnamon-sugar mixture and serve with syrup or icing.
How Many Sticks In A Serving?
How many sticks in a serving will depend on how thin you decide to cut your bread. We like to cut each slice into 3 sticks (crusts removed).
So for each serving, it is the equivalent to two slices of bread or 6 yummy cinnamon toast sticks!
How To Keep Them Warm
Need to prepare a bunch of homemade French toast sticks? Preheat the oven to 200˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
As they are ready, place cooked sticks on the pan to keep them warm until serving. Be sure to roll them in cinnamon sugar before popping in the oven to keep warm!
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Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks
- cooking spray
- 10 slices thick cut bread *
- 4 large eggs
- ½ cup whole milk
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract *
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
- Prep the bread by slicing the sides off of each slice and then cutting the pieces of bread into 3 thick sticks.
- In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, and almond extract. Quickly dip the pieces of bread in the egg, do not soak, and let any excess fall away into the bowl. Repeat until bread is gone.
- Place the french toast sticks in a large skillet coated with cooking spray and cook on each side until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Cook off any remaining sticks.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon and coat the cooked french toast sticks in the cinnamon sugar.
- Serve with maple syrup or icing and enjoy hot.
- I like to use brioche because I love the flavor, but any thick-cut bread will do, you want your sticks to be about 1-inch thick on all sides.
- It's best to use stale bread for french toast sticks.
- Almond extract may be substituted for vanilla.