Baked French Toast Sticks

Published January 14, 2017. Updated December 8, 2023

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Oven Baked French Toast Sticks are easy to make, no-fork-required, perfectly dunk-able sticks of soft, buttery, perfectly cinnamony bliss! Breakfast just got a whole lot more exciting with this baked French toast recipe!

French Toast Sticks

Oven Baked French Toast Sticks

Where have these decadent oven French toast sticks been all my life? I’ve totally been missing out. I’ve ordered French toast sticks them at restaurants before, so who knows why I’ve waited so long to try making them at home.

For an easy meal, and to keep the no silverware thing going, you can serve them alongside baked egg muffins (another thing I need to share) and some salty crispy bacon to round things out! Everything is better with a side of bacon, including these easy French toast sticks.

Of course, these Texas toast French toast sticks aren’t just for kids, everyone of all ages will love these. Though my kids totally enjoyed these, I know I enjoyed them equally as much if not more. What’s not to love?

They’re hand hold-able, easy to serve, easy to eat, perfectly delicious oven baked french toast sticks of goodness and they’re definitely a great start to any weekend morning!

Oven french toast sticks lined up on baking dish

French Toast Sticks Ingredients

  • Granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Texas toast bread
  • Butter
  • Maple syrup

How to Make Baked French Toast Sticks

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together sugar and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl whisk milk, eggs and vanilla.
  • Cut Texas toast slices into 3 strips each.
  • Dip each strip into egg mixture, let excess run off, transfer to baking sheet.
  • Baste with butter then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 13 minutes.
  • Flip french toast sticks brush with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake until cooked through, about 13 – 18 minutes longer.

Dipping a French toast stick into jar of syrup

Can These Be Made Ahead of Time?

French toast sticks are a great make-ahead breakfast that you could have on hand in the freezer rather than buying the store-bought kind.

This recipe would also make an easy Christmas morning breakfast without much effort—make it ahead of time and just heat it up once presents are opened!

Healthier French Toast Recipe

If you want to make a healthier version of your beloved French toast, you can make my baked French toast sticks and use hearty whole-grain bread. Cut back on the sugar and syrup, trying agave or other healthy substitutes. Try this baked French toast recipe and you’ll be hooked!

How to Freeze French Toast Sticks

Let the oven French toast sticks cool on a wire rack, then place them on a baking sheet in an even layer. Freeze the French toast sticks and transfer them to a freezer bag once firm enough.

To reheat the frozen French toast sticks, bake them at 350 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes, or until heated through.

Can I Use Another Type of Bread?

If you can’t find Texas toast, I recommend using another thick white bread that can be cut into sticks. You may need to visit your local bakery and see what soft, tall loaves of bread they have available.

French Toast Sticks made from baked French toast recipe

Tips for the Best French Toast Sticks

  • Flip the French toast sticks halfway through the baking time to ensure they’re browned evenly on all sides.
  • I prefer using whole milk in this recipe, but you can use any milk you have on hand.
  • These baked French toast sticks are delicious dusted with powdered sugar and drizzled with pure maple syrup.

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5 from 19 votes

Baked French Toast Sticks

French Toast Sticks are easy to make, no-fork-required, perfectly dunk-able sticks of soft, buttery, perfectly cinnamony bliss! Breakfast just got a whole lot more exciting with this fun, family friendly french toast recipe!
Servings: 6
Prep15 minutes
Cook30 minutes
Ready in: 45 minutes



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl whisk together sugar and cinnamon, set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, vigorously whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla and salt until very well blended. Cut each slice of bread into even three strips (you can layer a few slices to cut several at a time). Dip each portion (I usually dip 2 sticks at a time) into egg mixture then lift and let excess run off and transfer to prepared baking sheet (they will have to fit closely together but leave just a little space between them). 
  • Using a basting brush, brush tops of french toast sticks lightly with 1 Tbsp of the melted butter. Sprinkle tops evenly with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture. 
  • Bake in preheated oven for 13 minutes. Remove from oven, flip french toast sticks to opposite side and brush tops lightly with remaining 1 Tbsp melted butter and sprinkle evenly with remaining cinnamon sugar mixture. Return to oven and continue to bake until cooked through, about 13 - 18 minutes longer. Let cool for a few minutes. Brush lightly with a little more melted butter if desired and serve warm with maple syrup for dipping.


  • These baked French toast sticks are delicious dusted with powdered sugar and drizzled with pure maple syrup. 
  • Recipe source: inspired by
Nutrition Facts
Baked French Toast Sticks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 359mg16%
Potassium 156mg4%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 345IU7%
Calcium 208mg21%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.


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  • Susie

    My experience…I did not use parchment and used foil as per another comment and lightly buttered it. They really stuck! Next batch I only used the aluminum sheet and sprayed with Pam. They did not stick. They are good and I will freeze them for our boat trip. I put a baggie of frozen blueberries in with the container. Thanks for the idea.

  • Gina D from Texas

    Need to prep the night before to take a large batch fresh to Sunday school. Can I whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla and salt the night before and put in fridge to use the following morning?

  • Kris

    Made this tonight for Brinner and everyone agreed it was the BEST French toast. Very crispy and flavorful. About the sticking, I made 1.5 of the recipe and on one pan used Reynolds parchment and the other my Amazon bulk parchment. There was a tendency to stick on the Amazon but not the Reynolds, so maybe that is the issue others had? Anyway, great recipe!

  • Karen Kozak

    if i take these the next day to work for breakfast how do u reheat them?? and will they turn soggy/mushy soft?? thanks

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      If you reheat in an oven or toaster oven they shouldn’t get soggy like the microwave.

  • Adria Rault

    This is fantastic!! I froze leftovers and they reheated perfectly too. I love every recipe on your page.

  • Kerry

    Texas toast is difficult to find so I use brioche sliced bread from Aldi. This will be my 4th time making this recipe. I double the batch and freeze them. We love it!

  • JJ

    My entire family liked this recipe. We didn’t have any Texas toast or thick white bread. We used Natures Own honey wheat bread. It turned out great. Next time we will try the types of bread the recipe calls for. I bet it will be even yummier.

    • LC

      This was the 2nd time I made this recipe, and the family loves it. But this time my sticks stuck to the paper. Next time I’m going to try cooking spray on the pans.