french toast sticks

French Toast Sticks

French Toast Sticks are an easy, kid-friendly breakfast recipe made with sliced brioche bread, egg, milk, and a cinnamon-sugar topping.

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutes
Fat 24 Carbs 41 Protein 14
Yield 4 1x


  • 6 large eggs
  • 3/4 cups milk (any kind)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 8 slices thick-cut bread (artisan, brioche, etc.)
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. First, make cinnamon sugar topping by combining brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Then, whisk together eggs, milk, and maple syrup and set aside.
  3. Prepare the French toast “sticks” by using a cerated knife to slice bread in either half or in thirds (depending on how wide your bread is).
  4. Submerge the strips of bread in the egg mixture and let sit for around 1 minute to really soak up all the goodness. Then, lift the bread out of the mixture and let excess egg drip off each piece of bread. Repeat.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter over medium/low heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add around 1/3 of the French toast sticks to the pan, making sure they are spaced out and not touching. Let cook for around 3 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  6. Flip French toast sticks and turn the heat up to medium. Cook for 2-3 more minutes or until golden brown. Before removing from the pan, sprinkle on a generous amount of cinnamon sugar on the French toast sticks and flip. Let cook for 20 seconds and do the same thing on the other side.
  7. Use a piece of paper towel to wipe your pan to remove the brown bits. Turn the heat back down to low/medium and repeat this process 2 more times or until all French toast sticks are cooked.

Tips & Notes

  • Bread: we’ve made this recipe with all kinds of bread. Whole wheat bread works too, but we love a thick-cut piece of bread for French toast sticks!
  • All stovetops vary, so make sure you start off cooking these on medium/low. The goal is to cook the egg and not burn them!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4 Calories: 432 Sugar: 11 Fat: 24 Carbohydrates: 41 Fiber: 1 Protein: 14
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: BreakfastMethod: StovetopCuisine: American

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