The girls were gone with Jesse at swimming and ice skating practices all afternoon/evening yesterday, so Silas and I had a fun Mother-Son Day.
We went to our friend’s pool and hung out for most of the afternoon. Then came home to make Cinnamon Rolls (one of Silas’ favorite foods. Okay, and mine, too!!)
However, we were out of flour and our wheat grinder decided to bite the dust (I’m hoping I can resurrect it, but that didn’t happen last night), so we improvised and made homemade French Toast Sticks instead.
You’ll love these Easy French Toast Sticks!
We loved this recipe because it’s SO simple to make. Also, the French Toast Sticks were delicious and it was a fun and kid-friendly twist on regular French Toast!
We ate them without syrup, which made the recipe quite frugal, and we thought they were plenty yummy without syrup. However, I think it’d be fun to sprinkle them with a little powdered sugar and dip them in syrup too. 🙂
Ingredients for French Toast Sticks
- 8 slices thick-cut Texas toast (or whatever bread you have on hand)
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup half and half (or heavy cream, or milk)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar (or granulated sugar)
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 Tablespoons butter, for cooking
- Maple syrup (optional — for serving)
- Powdered sugar (optional — for serving)
How to Make French Toast Sticks
1. Cut slices of bread into four sticks per slice and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, half and half, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla.
3. Heat a large frying pan or griddle over medium heat and add 3 T. butter.
4. Quickly dip each stick of bread into the egg custard mixture and drop several onto the preheated frying pan / griddle (don’t over-crowd the pan).
5. Flip sticks until all sides are evenly browned, then transfer to a serving platter.
6. Continue dipping and cooking sticks until all your bread and egg mixture is used up.
7. Serve immediately with maple syrup, powdered sugar, or another dipping sauce.
French Toast Sticks FAQs
You’ll want to use good “sturdy” bread for best results. Texas toast slices are much thicker than regular slices of bread, so it usually works better. If you want to use homemade bread, cut the slices at least 1″ thick and let it sit for a day (stale bread works better too!)
Yes, because of the dairy and egg, you’ll want to refrigerate any leftovers in a food storage container. You can easily microwave them the next day for a yummy treat!
If you’re making a double or triple batch to feed a crowd, we recommend putting a large rimmed baking sheet in the oven at 250º. Then, as you finish cooking the french toast sticks in your pan or griddle, transfer them to the baking sheet while you cook the next batch. Everything will stay warm and they shouldn’t get soggy.
Easy Homemade French Toast Sticks
- 8 slices texas toast or whatever bread you have on hand
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup half and half or heavy cream, or milk
- 2½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp brown sugar or granulated sugar
- 3 tbsp butter
- maple syrup
- powdered sugar
- Cut slices of bread into four sticks per slice and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, half and half, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla.
- Heat a large frying pan or griddle over medium heat and add 3 T. butter.
- Quickly dip each “stick” of bread into the egg custard mixture and drop several onto the preheated frying pan / griddle (don’t over-crowd the pan).
- Flip sticks until all sides are evenly browned, then transfer to a serving platter.
- Continue dipping and cooking sticks until all your bread / egg mixture is used up.
- erve immediately with maple syrup, powdered sugar, or another dipping sauce.
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