Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks


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Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks — These french toast sticks are slightly firm on the outside, tender in the middle, and the cinnamon flavor really shines through!

Cinnamon French Toast Stick being dunked into glass of maple syrup

Cinnamon French Toast Sticks Recipe

My seven-year-old’s eyes lit up when she saw these. There’s something about portable, grab-able, or mini food, that I am always drawn to. And if it’s dunk-able or dip-able, even better.

These French toast sticks are bursting with cinnamon-sugar flavor. I didn’t want the cinnamon flavor to get lost so I used plenty of cinnamon in the coating mixture, and by dredging the sticks in cinnamon-sugar before serving, there’s a pleasant pop of cinnamon that’s just right for us but you can always dial it down.

The coating mixture comes together in minutes by whisking together eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugars. The milk I used was Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk and I love it. It only has 30-calorie per 8 ounces, tastes great, and if I need a milk for baking, vegan or otherwise, it’s what I use most often. I recently used it in Pumpkin French Toast, Pumpkin Pancakes, Dairy-Free Soft and Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes, and more. All Silk products are dairy-free and gluten-free and I like that Silk is committed to and believes in the benefits of a plant-based diet.

After cooking the sticks on my new electric griddle that I’ve been loving, and tossing them in cinnamon-sugar before digging in, I was in comfort food heaven. They’re slightly firm on the outside and tender in the middle.

They’re sweet enough that you don’t ‘need’ maple syrup, but I view dunking as mandatory. In fact, I like a little French toast with my syrup.

plate of Cinnamon French Toast Sticks

What’s in French Toast Sticks?

To make these Texas toast french toast sticks, you’ll need: 

  • Eggs
  • Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Texas toast 
  • Maple syrup

dipping Cinnamon French Toast Stick into glass of maple syrup

How to Make French Toast Sticks

To make this cinnamon french toast sticks recipe, you’ll first need to whisk together the eggs, milk, sugars, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 

Dip each piece of sliced bread into the egg mixture, making sure it’s well-coated before placing onto the preheated, buttered griddle. Cook the cinnamon french toast sticks for roughly 3 minutes on either side, or until they’re browned to your liking. 

These french toast sticks are best enjoyed immediately with maple syrup or your favorite toppings. 

What’s the Best Bread for French Toast Sticks? 

I used this French toast bread that I found at my regular grocery. Use a thick-cut bread like Texas toast or thick-sliced challah or French bread. Day-old is preferred because it’s sturdier. Don’t use thin, flimsy bread because it’ll fall apart.

Can I Freeze French Toast Sticks? 

Yes, these cinnamon french toast sticks can be frozen for up to 6 months. Reheat them in the microwave or toaster. 

Cinnamon French Toast Stick dripping with maple syrup

Tips for Making French Toast Sticks

When dunking the french toast sticks into the batter, you want to give them enough time to soak up the mixture. However, you don’t want them to soak up too much of the egg mixture, otherwise they’ll fall apart once you place them on the griddle. 

If desired, you can add more spices to the french toast batter. I like the simple combination of cinnamon and nutmeg, but I bet you could use pumpkin pie spice too or another spice blend you love. 

I’ve only made this recipe as written, but you could likely make this as regular cinnamon french toast too. But what’s the fun in that, right? 

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks - Portable French toast that's just begging to be dunked!! Fast, easy, and double-dipping is totally ok!!

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks — These french toast sticks are slightly firm on the outside, tender in the middle, and the cinnamon flavor really shines through!

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Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks

By Averie Sunshine
These french toast sticks are slightly firm on the outside, tender in the middle, and the cinnamon flavor really shines through!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • butter, for griddle or pan
  • 4 slices Texas toast or thick-sliced French toast bread sliced into 1-inch wide strips*
  • maple syrup for serving, or your favorite topping


  • Preheat electric griddle (takes about 10 minutes) or preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat a minute or two before you’ll need it; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugars, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and whisk until combined.
  • Butter the griddle or skillet.
  • Dip 1 slice of bread into the coating mixture for about 5 to 10 seconds, flipping over once, and making sure it’s well-coated before adding to griddle; don’t let bread become overly saturated because it’ll break and fall apart. Repeat with all slices of bread until coating mixture is gone.
  • Cook for about 3 minutes per side, or until as done and browned as desired, flipping and rotating the sticks so all sides are cooked and browned. Add more butter to griddle or skillet as necessary and wipe griddle with paper towel as necessary to remove black bits.
  • Serve immediately with maple syrup or your favorite topping.


  • *I used this French toast bread found at my regular grocery store; or use thick-sliced white bread or challah, day-old preferred; don’t use thin, flimsy bread because it’ll fall apart.
  • French toast sticks are best warm and fresh, but will keep airtight in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months and can be gently reheated in the micro or toaster.


Serving: 1, Calories: 545kcal, Carbohydrates: 91g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 179mg, Sodium: 374mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 62g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Pumpkin French Toast — Don’t even think about skipping breakfast when you can have this! It’s fast, easy, and packed with pumpkin flavor!

Pumpkin French Toast 

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Streusel French Toast Casserole – An EASY recipe with a make-ahead overnight option so it’s perfect for weekend or holiday brunches!

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Streusel French Toast Casserole - An EASY recipe with a make-ahead overnight option so it's perfect for weekend or holiday brunches!! Soft bread, juicy apples, and buttery streusel topping is pure DECADENT comfort food!!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana-Stuffed French Toast — If you’re looking for an easy yet decadent comfort food breakfast, brunch, or breakfast-for-dinner recipe, make this. You can scale up the recipe to whatever sized crowd you’re cooking for.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana-Stuffed French Toast

Cannoli French Toast Roll-Ups — Rather than making traditional cannoli, I made these cannoli-inspired French toast rollups. They’re easy to make and the filling in the center is creamy, luscious, and studded with chocolate chips.

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Baked French Toast Muffins — The recipe is fast, easy, do-able even on busy weekday mornings, accidentally healthy, and on the lighter side.

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Croissant French Toast — The French toast would be perfect on a holiday morning because it just feels and tastes more special than regular French toast but it’s so easy to make and you can easily adjust the yield.

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Overnight Syrup-On-The-Bottom French Toast – Assemble it the night before and wake up to AMAZING French toast the next morning!! An EASY homemade syrup layer on the bottom with super SOFT challah bread on top!

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  1. 5 stars
    Dear Averie,
    First of all, I love your name! I made these French Toast Sticks today and love the recipe! I did not use the Silk milk, I tried it once and had an allergic reaction (? I know! Allergic to Silk milk? But, at 73, I have been through this enough that I just say Okay – no silk milk!) I just used regular 2% milk instead. They had a nice big loaf of French bread on sale, perfect! I thought, on sale, it’s probably already stale, so I just started cutting the sticks. Wrong. The bread was really quite fresh, so after I cut the sticks, I placed them on racks and left them a couple of hours to dry. Perfect. Your egg mixture was perfectly spiced and flavored. I cut 20 sticks (4 extra for quality control sampling when they were done, right?) and had just enough coating mixture. I did have to dip mine in maple syrup, and they are divine! (They got a paws up from the dogs, too!) Sitting back, feeling quite pleased with myself right now, thanks to you. Breakfast is done – no dishes in the morning – it will be ready in virtually seconds – and delicious! Great way to start the day!

  2. Have you ever frozen these in batches? My son loves french toast sticks and I am constantly buying them and it gets expensive!

  3. I LOVE that crunchy cinnamon sugar coating!!! Amazing–and that little mug filled with syrup looks sooo cute

  4. These remind me of churros! So I think I would dip mine in chocolate sauce….mmm :) What a fun brunch idea for both kids and adults!

  5. My daughter would be in heaven if I made her these!! Fantastic!! Love that cinnamon sugar topping, pinned!

  6. I love anything and everyhing portable, grab-able, and mini! These look outstanding and I love that mini mug for syrup…too cute :)

  7. These look so yummy! I absolutely love anything cinnamon sugar. These are going to have to be made next weekend!

  8. Hi, Averie. I made your chocolate banana muffins yesterday for breakfast (which everyone loved) and would love to make these now! My daughter has a nut allergy — should I replace the almond milk with regular milk and maybe add a little vanilla? Thanks!

  9. My kids would adore these. I’ve got to make them! Love all that crispy golden cinnamon sugar. YUM!
    Have an awesome Monday!

  10. Oh my! SO good:)
    Also, the first recipe you linked to with the peanut butter maple syrup sounds incredible too! Thanks for all the brunch recipe tips!

  11. Love the coating–this is some delicious looking finger food and dunking them in a little mug of maple syrup sounds like heaven! Your photos really capture that texture on the outside. These remind me of churros (but I think those might be fried).

    1. Churros are usually fried, yes, and these are sort of churro-esque, you’re right, but griddled. Glad the photos captured the texture, nice to know!

  12. This is EXACTLY what I needed today! Yesterday I was at IHOP with my hubs and he wanted french toast. But then accidentally ordered waffles (?) So I promised I would make him French toast this week. And then you post this! Pinned!

    1. Well you’re awesome to want to make these for him and thanks for pinning! And a Sunday at IHOP, that sounds so nice :) I haven’t been in years!!

  13. Bite-sized foods are definitely the best, Averie! These french toast sticks look amazing!! So wish I had this for breakfast right now. Looks picture perfect!

  14. My eyes would lite up too if someone served me these delicious sticks for breakfast, lunch or dinner…I love all that cinnamon and sugar on the outside so yummy and I’m with you give me some French toast with my syrup..I love dipping.

    1. I’m a dip-aholic, big time! Glad you can related to a little French toast with the syrup situation (or fries/ketchup, chips/dip, etc.)!

  15. I had to fight myself – sitting here at 11:30pm in bed, hungry as a bear out of hibernation – because I KNEW if I clicked on this post, I was setting myself up for more pain than pleasure.

    And I’m totally hurting right now. And it’s all your fault.

    I always sneak a few of the kid’s french toast sticks when he’s having them. But just judging by the pics of yours, you’ve managed to make me feel like I’m a terrible father for feeding him the ones I give him. I can taste the cinnamon, the syrup, the crunch followed by the melt in your mouth goodness.

    I’m in bed. Hungry. And I can taste all of that.

    Not happy with you. Great, great job, they look amazing! But so not happy.

    1. Glad I at least did my job and made you hungry :) And sneaking bites of French toast sticks or ordering them, there are definitely worse things in life!