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French toast sticks on a white plate with some berries and a side of syrup.
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French Toast Sticks

I know you’re going to want this recipe for French Toast Sticks; they’re dippable, dunkable, and absolutely irresistible at any age. Trust me; I’ve been making them for breakfast almost every weekend since the 8th grade.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 2365kcal

Ingredients

For the cinnamon sugar topping:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For the French toast sticks:

  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 8 slices Texas Toast each cut into 4 strips
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil or any other neutral oil

Instructions

To make the cinnamon sugar topping:

  • In a shallow dish, whisk together cinnamon and sugar. Set aside. 

To make the French toast sticks:

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together milk, sugar, eggs, salt, and vanilla until smooth. Add flour and baking powder, stirring to combine until there are no lumps.
  • In a large, deep skillet, Dutch oven, or deep fryer, heat oil to 350 degrees. Working in batches (I do 4 sticks a time), dip bread sticks in batter, allowing excess to drip back into the bowl.
  • Fry until golden brown on one side, about 2 to 3 minutes. Flip each stick and continue to cook until golden brown on the second side sides. Drain on paper towels and immediately roll in cinnamon sugar topping.
  • Remove to prepared baking sheet and keep warm in the oven until serving time. Repeat with remaining sticks.

Notes

To freeze the French Toast sticks:
  1. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Transfer to a small baking sheet or plate and freeze individually until solid, 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a freezer-safe plastic bag.
To reheat frozen French Toast sticks:
  1. Bake straight from the freezer in a 400-degree oven for 7 to 10 minutes.
  2. Microwave straight from the freezer for 1 minute per French Toast stick.
Inspired by Puffed French Toast in Cooking with Mickey, Volume II.

Nutrition

Calories: 2365kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 247g | Saturated Fat: 196g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 7mg