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 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.
What’s in French Toast Sticks?
To make these Texas toast french toast sticks, you’ll need:
- Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- Light brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Ground nutmeg
- Texas toast
- 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.
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?
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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
- 1/2 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 545Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 179mgSodium: 374mgCarbohydrates: 91gFiber: 3gSugar: 62gProtein: 11g
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