French toast is one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast. And there are so many variations you can try like this classic French toast recipe, this French toast roll-ups recipe, and these French toast bites. And now I bring you these amazing Cinnamon French Toast Sticks.
If you like finger foods, these cinnamon French toast sticks are perfect for you. You could put together an amazing breakfast platter or maybe a breakfast charcuterie board, and include these. Have several different dips for them and it is sure to impress your friends and family.
Cinnamon French Toast sticks are super easy to make, with just a few ingredients, if I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Gather the ingredients
In order to make these super easy cinnamon French toast sticks you need just a handful of easy to find ingredients:
- Bread – I like to use Texas Toast-style slices of bread because they are nice and thick. But you can use any bread that you want. Thick slices tend to work better.
- Milk – I normally use whole milk, but you can use other milk too, and even almond milk.
- Cinnamon – You can’t make cinnamon French toast without cinnamon! That would just be silly.
- Butter – Or you can certainly use cooking spray or other cooking oil.
- Vanilla extract – optional
- Dips – Maple syrup, strawberry syrup or sauce, chocolate syrup or sauce, etc.
- Cutting board
- Skillet or griddle
Step 2: How to make Cinnamon French Toast Sticks
Begin by adding the eggs to a large bowl along with the milk. You can use cream too if you like or something like almond milk, if you are lactose intolerant.
Whisk those together and then add in a few shakes of cinnamon. I love cinnamon!!
This step is identical to if you were making normal French Toast.
Pick a thick-cut bread, I like to use Texas Toast style. You can use any bread that you want, but the thicker slices tend to work better for this.
Now time to cut that bread into sticks. If it totally up to you if you trim the crust off or not. They will look better if you do. I like to save the trimmed crust, dry it out, and then make fresh bread crumbs with it.
Then slice it into about three sticks per bread.
These are called Cinnamon French Toast Sticks for a reason. Take the sugar and add it to a pie plate or normal plate. Add cinnamon to it and stir. You can add more or less cinnamon. This part does not have to be exact.
If I have any leftover, I will pour it into an empty spice shaker, then I always have some cinnamon and sugar mix on hand for other recipes as well like these cinnamon twists.
Step 3: Cook those Cinnamon French Toast Sticks
Take a large skillet, preferably non-stick, or a pancake griddle and heat it up on medium heat (350 F/176 C). You may also start heating the skillet up at the beginning if you like.
Add a dollop or knob of butter as my pal Gordon Ramsay would say. Just enough to cover the bottom of the skillet.
You may also just spray it with a cooking spray or use a bit of cooking oil.
Now give the sticks of bread a good dunk in the custard/egg mixture. Don’t let them soak too long, the bread will get super soggy and not work out well or also fall apart on you. Especially if you have thinner slices of bread that you are starting with.
All you need to do is coat each side.
Now add the cinnamon French Toast sticks to the skillet and brown all sides of it. It will take 4 to 6 minutes or so, total about a minute per side. Keep turning each side with tongs.
These take a little more time than classic French toast because you have more sides to brown, but it is worth it. 🙂
Once done, use the tongs and remove them, and put them on a plate.
Step 4: They see me rollin’ in sugar…
Now roll those amazing French Toast sticks in that cinnamon and sugar mixture. Use clean hands or tongs to do that.
If you wanted to, you could roll some of them in powdered sugar too, mmm, powdered sugar.
Serve them with little bowls of syrups, like maple, strawberry, berry, chocolate, etc. Any of your favorite toppings for French Toast.
How long do Cinnamon French Toast Sticks last?
Once they are cooked you can store them in a ziplock bag or an airtight container for 4 to 6 days in the fridge. Or you can freeze them for about a month. Just reheat them in the microwave or in the oven when you want to eat them again.
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Cinnamon French Toast Sticks
- Cutting board
- skillet or griddle
- 4 slices of thick bread I use Texas Toast style
- 3 large eggs
- 2 to 3 tbsp milk whole, 2%, almond, etc. (30 to 45ml)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract optional
- 1 to 2 tsp of ground cinnamon 2 to 4g
- 1/2 cup sugar doesn't have to be exact
- 1 tbsp of butter or oil 14g
- Dips – maple syrup strawberry sauce/syrup, chocolate sauce/syrup
- Add a skillet to the burner and set the heat to medium. Also add the dollop of butter. You may use cooking spray too if you like.
- Add the eggs, milk, and a few shakes of ground cinnamon in a medium bowl and whisk together. You can add a bit of vanilla extract too if you like.
- Trim the crust off of the bread, or leave it on if you like. then cut it into three "sticks". I like to use thick bread.
- Add the sugar to a pie plate or other plate along with the cinnamon and whisk until mixed.
- Dip the bread "sticks" into the egg mixture just until each side is coated, don't let them soak very long, otherwise they will get soggy and may fall apart on you.
- Now add the sticks to the skillet and brown all sides of it. It will take 4 to 6 minutes or so, total, about a minute per side. Keep turning each side with tongs.
- Once cooked, roll them in that cinnamon and sugar mixture. And maybe roll a few in powdered sugar. Serve them with little bowls of syrups, like maple, strawberry, berry, chocolate, etc. Any of your favorite toppings for French Toast. Enjoy!
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This EASY french toast sticks recipe is our go-to breakfast! The entire family loves this recipe!
So glad you like it! 🙂
Made these for my kids and they LOVED them! I need to whip up a double batch and keep them on hand in the freezer for quick breakfasts on busy mornings.
So happy you made them and that your kids loved them! 🙂
My kids can eat these, quicker than I can make them!! We love them & sometimes, we take them for on the go. They are so good, you don’t need syrup!
So glad you like them! 🙂