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French Toast Sticks

After you’ve tried this baked French toast, you’ll never do French toast any other way! And I bet you can’t guess the surprise ingredient!

Our classic French toast recipe has been going crazy on the blog, so I just had to make and photograph another one of our favorite French toast recipes. My kids go wild for these French toast sticks!

A stack of French Toast Sticks that are baked to a golden brown. they are sprinkled with powdered sugar and syrup is being poured over the top. Sliced strawberries are around the toast.

What is it about dipping food that kids love so much? Actually, I know what it is…dips are dang good! I’m a dip lover myself, so I get totally it! We like to eat these with a good maple syrup, but our buttermilk syrup is also heaven! And if you really want to indulge, try our coconut buttermilk syrup!

These French toasts sticks are crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside with all the cinnamon-y goodness you want in a French toast. But it’s that crunch that is the surprise ingredient!

What Ingredients Are Needed for French Toast Sticks?

For French toast you need a good bread, eggs, milk, seasonings, etc., but for this baked French toast, you’re going to need to hit the cereal aisle too.

  • Egg
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Cereal (Cap’n Crunch or Corn Flakes)
  • Brioche

Head down to the recipe card for exact measurements.

A dish of french toast sticks baked to a golden brown. There are sliced strawberries around the toast and in the background.

How to Make Baked French Toast Sticks

One of my favorite things about baked French toast is that it is all done at the same time so it’s hot and fresh for everyone. Here are the basic steps for making this and head down to the recipe card for all the details.

  • Whisk the egg and other wet ingredients in a baking dish.
  • Add the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  • Cut the bread into sticks.
  • Place a few sticks into the egg mixture and allow them to soak on each side for 15-20 seconds.
  • Press the soaked bread sticks in the crushed cereal on all sides and place them on a lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake, flip and bake some more.
  • Serve hot with your favorite syrup.

A dish of partially eaten French Toast sticks sprinkled with powdered sugar. There is a fork on the plate and sliced strawberries and blue berries are in the background.

What Kind of Cereal Should I Use?

Our two favorite cereals for the crunchy outer layer are Cap’n Crunch or Corn Flakes. Depending on how much sweetness you want, go with Cap’n Crunch for more sweetness and Corn Flakes for less. Honey Bunches of Oats would also be delicious!

What Bread is Best for French Toast?

Brioche is the most classic choice when it comes to French toast.

Challah, French Bread and Texas Toast are also popular choices. You want a good sturdy bread that will hold up during all the dipping.

Can French Toast Be Frozen?

Yes, cool completely and place toast in a freezer bag. They can be frozen for up to 3 months.

This is a great meal to have in the freezer for those busy school mornings. I love breakfasts that are freezer-friendly!

A dish stacked with French Toast sticks. The French toast is golden brown and sprinkled with powdered sugar. There are three forks next to the plate and sliced strawberries are around the French toast.

How Long Will French Toast Keep?

Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for 1 day.

How Do You Reheat French Toast?

Reheat French toast in the toaster, or in a 350 degree oven, or French toast can be reheated in the microwave.

 

Whether you’re making breakfast for a bunch of kids or trying to impress the in-laws, this baked French toast is going to wow everyone! Now start dippin’…fork optional!

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A stack of French Toast Sticks that are baked to a golden brown. they are sprinkled with powdered sugar and syrup is being poured over the top. Sliced strawberries are around the toast.

French Toast Sticks

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 Egg large
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter unsalted, melted
  • 3/4 Cup Milk whole
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 Dash Cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 Dash Nutmeg (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 1/2 Cups Cereal Capt'n Crunch or Corn Flakes, crushed
  • 1 Loaf Brioche or Challah Bread, (Texas Toast can be used too)

Instructions

  • Beat the egg in a baking dish or pie plate.
  • Whisk in the melted butter, then slowly add the milk and vanilla, whisking to combine.
  • Add the sugar, salt, flour and spices (optional) while continuing to whisk until totally smooth.
  • Cut bread into sticks.
  • Soak each side of the breadsticks in the batter for about 15-20 seconds.
  • Press the dipped bread into the crushed cereal and then place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until golden, flipping over the last 6-8 minutes.
  • Serve with Buttermilk Syrup or any favorite syrup.

Notes

To reheat:  place in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes
Nutrition Facts
French Toast Sticks
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 426 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 137mg46%
Sodium 553mg24%
Potassium 190mg5%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1275IU26%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

A stack of French Toast Sticks that are baked to a golden brown. they are sprinkled with powdered sugar and syrup is being poured over the top. Sliced strawberries are around the toast.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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