French Toast Sticks

Cinnamon French toast sticks served with syrup

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
255 Calories
14g Fat
23g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 3
Amount per serving
Calories 255
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 329mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 127mg 10%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 156mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe for French toast sticks is a super easy preparation, and they're an excellent way to get kids to eat their breakfast. 


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This recipe makes enough for two to three servings. Double or triple the ingredient amounts for a large family, or if you like to make meals ahead, for the freezer. Make the French toast sticks on the weekend, freeze them in small food storage bags, and then heat them in the microwave oven, toaster, or skillet when you need them. 


Steps to Make It

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla.

  2. Cut each slice of bread into 4 strips.

  3. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.

  4. Dip the bread strips in the bowl to soak briefly. 

  5. When the butter is hot, add a batch of soaked bread strips to the skillet and cook until golden brown, turning to brown both sides.

  6. Sprinkle with a little confectioners' sugar or a sugar and cinnamon blend and serve with butter and maple syrup. Or top with maple butter or confectioners' sugar.


  • Soaking time depends on the bread you're using. A typical loaf of bread will fall apart if soaked too long, so don't let it stand in the egg mixture. A denser bread, like brioche or challah, will soak up the egg mixture and hold up nicely. Texas toast is another good, sturdy bread.
  • If you find you have trouble with burning butter, try vegetable oil or a combination of half butter and half vegetable oil.
  • For sweeter French toast, add a teaspoon or two of sugar to the egg batter.
  • The darkest maple syrup will give you the most flavor. You can also use golden cane syrup or fruity syrup.
  • Make extra and freeze it for another morning. Heat frozen French toast in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds or pop it in the toaster. For larger amounts, bake pieces in a single layer in a preheated 375 F oven for 8 to 10 minutes.