Baked French Toast Sticks

January 14, 2017

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 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. 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!

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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Baked French Toast Sticks

5 from 14 votes

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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

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 F. 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). 

  3. 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. 
  4. 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.

Recipe Notes

  • These baked French toast sticks are delicious dusted with powdered sugar and drizzled with pure maple syrup. 
  • Recipe source: inspired by food.com
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.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: French Toast Sticks
Author: Jaclyn

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77 Comments

  • R21

    I tried this but, it was sticky and did not turn golden brown. I used aluminum foil instead of parchment paper. Is that why? Any feedback is appreciated!

  • Jenny

    I made these for dinner tonight and they were a BIG hit! Thanks for the easy recipe! I can’t wait to try freezing them or par baking them to bring camping.

  • Merrideth | Build & Bite

    This seems easy enough for me! My French toast never seems to turn out right when I try it on the stove top! Thanks!

  • Norma Pircer

    I want to thank you guys. You’re terrific. Thank you for reminding me of such great delights. Please keep up the good work. Love you guys. Have a wonderful day. 🤗💞👑💞😇

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      You could probably use nonstick foil also but I think they’d stick to a sprayed baking sheet.

      • Julia

        I did it on a sprayed baking sheet and there was no sticking and cooked just fine!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      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!