Baked French Toast Sticks

01.14.2017

These 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!

Baked French Toast Sticks piled on plate with berries and syrup

French Toast Sticks

Where have these decadent baked 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 silver-ware 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 French toast sticks.

Oven french toast sticks lined up on baking dishDipping a French toast stick into jar of syrup

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French Toast Sticks the Whole Family will Love

Of course these 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!

French Toast Sticks made from baked French toast recipe French Toast Sticks served with fruit and syrup

French toast sticks are also a great make-ahead breakfast that you could have on hand in the freezer rather than buying the store-bought kind. And if you wanted to make them healthier you could use hearty whole grain bread and cut back on the sugar and syrup. Try this baked French toast recipe and you’ll be hooked!

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Baked French Toast Sticks

5 from 11 votes

Yield: About 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 8 slices Texas toast bread
  • 2 Tbsp butter , melted, plus more for serving if desired
  • Maple syrup , for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl whisk together sugar and cinnamon, set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Recipe source: inspired by food.com

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70 comments

  • Litisha: Can I just spray a baking sheet and put it on there instead of the parchment paper September 14, 2018 at 8:22am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You could probably use nonstick foil also but I think they’d stick to a sprayed baking sheet. September 14, 2018 at 9:19am Reply

  • Tisha: What other type of bread can you use ,I can’t really drink the Texas toast September 14, 2018 at 4:18am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Any thicker white bread that can be cut into sticks that are too short. That’s one thing I like about the Texas toast for these is its square shape and thickness. Maybe you could use a taller rounded loaf of french bread then reserve the cut rounded sides (not tops) and reserve for something else. Or if you can only find the shorter french bread cut maybe two sticks going the direction of the width of the bread (cut the rounded top and bottom). Hope that makes sense! September 14, 2018 at 8:54am Reply

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