Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks

Cinnamon French Toast Sticks – is an easy kid-friendly breakfast. Baked or fried they make a wonderful make ahead breakfast or brunch!

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks - an easy breakfast that you can make ahead and reheat later!

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks

I present you with my kids favorite breakfast of all time- cinnamon sugar french toast sticks!!  We definitely don’t have these on a regular basis but on special occasions!  They would also make a great brunch option and you can make them ahead and reheat!  My kids love these so much because well, they are fun to dip and dunk in warm maple syrup!

Some more fun brunch options are: Lemon Muffins, Ham and Cheddar Biscuit Rolls, Ham and Cheddar Scones, and Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Crescent Rolls.

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks - a wonderful special occasion breakfast that's fun! Baked or fried they are great to make ahead and have on hand!

I consider these a special occasion breakfast because it’s more like eating dessert for breakfast which I’m ok with every once and a while.  Usually, someone requests this for their birthday breakfast or maybe for a holiday or just something special that has happened.

I have made these both by frying them and baking them and my kids like both equally.  I secretly prefer the fried version, shhhh don’t tell!

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks - an easy kid friendly breakfast that's fun to eat!

About these Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks:

  • You can use regular bread, they still taste the same, it’s just the thicker Texas toast helps make them more sturdy and less floppy.
  • Also, using day old bread that is a little less than fresh is great.  You can lay out the bread overnight to dry out and get day old bread.  I don’t always do this but it does help make a more sturdy stick.
  • Make ahead option: freeze completely cooled french toast sticks in a freezer bag for up to 2 months.  Reheat in a 425 degree F oven for 15 minutes or microwave for 30-40 seconds or until heated through.

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks - are an easy kid friendly breakfast that you can make ahead and freeze.

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Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Course: Breakfast/ Brunch
Servings: 4
Author: Countryside Cravings
Ingredients
  • 8 slices thick cut bread (Texas toast)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) whole milk or half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • butter for frying
Instructions
  1. Cut each slice into 3 equal sticks; set aside. 

  2. In a large shallow dish combine the eggs, milk, and vanilla; set aside.

  3. In another shallow dish or plate combine the sugar and cinnamon; set aside. 

  4. Heat a large skillet over medium to medium low heat.  Add 2 tablespoons butter to melt.  Roll the sticks in the egg mixture (don't let them soak) and add to skillet (be careful not to overcrowd the pan).  Fry until golden on each side.

  5. Remove sticks from skillet and immediately roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.  Serve immediately.  

Recipe Notes
  1. You can use regular bread, they still taste the same, it's just the thicker Texas toast helps make them more sturdy and less floppy.
  2. Also, using day old bread that is a little less than fresh is great.  You can lay out the bread overnight to dry out and get day old bread.  I don't always do this but it does help make a more sturdy stick.
  3. Make ahead option: freeze completely cooled french toast sticks in a freezer bag for up to 2 months.  Reheat in a 425 degree F oven for 15 minutes or microwave for 30-40 seconds or until heated through.
  4. Baking option
    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Lightly coat a baking sheet with non-stick spray. 
    2. Instead of frying place sticks in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.  Flip sticks over and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
    3. Bake for 15-20 minutes flipping sticks halfway through baking. 
  5. What to serve with French Toast Sticks:

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