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French Toast Sticks

Learn how to make french toast sticks with this quick and easy recipe. I like to have them handy in the freezer for a hearty breakfast in an instant. They're great for buffets because they can be eaten on the go. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + freezing Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen


  • 6 slices day-old Texas toast
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes, optional
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional
  • Maple syrup


  • Cut each piece of bread into thirds; place in an ungreased 13x9-in. dish. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over bread; soak for 2 minutes, turning once. If desired, coat bread with cornflake crumbs on all sides.
  • Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Freeze until firm, about 45 minutes. Transfer to an airtight freezer container and store in the freezer.
  • To use frozen French toast sticks: Place desired number on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 8 minutes. Turn; bake 10-12 minutes longer or until golden brown. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar if desired. Serve with syrup.
Nutrition Facts
3 each: 183 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 145mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.
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  • vsmith8403
    Jan 2, 2018

    I thought these were just OK. Nothing to get too excited about. I’d prefer making traditional French toast with less work.

  • jean goettelman
    Mar 12, 2017

    You may try baking them on parchment paper if they are sticking

  • havingfunwithmyfamily
    Mar 9, 2016

    These were great with and without the corn flakes. They took my freezer about an hour to completely freeze. Thank you so much for sharing. My kids absolutely loved them.

  • kbrown3179
    Apr 15, 2013

    No comment left

  • rmkitner
    Feb 28, 2013

    No comment left

  • cook4my5kidsandhub
    Sep 25, 2012

    These are wonderful. I make these all of the time as part of my make-ahead meals. I love using leftover bread from making bread in my bread machine, and also leftover hot dog buns, separated. I just freeze any leftover bread to use to make these sticks when I have time. Perfect, everyone loves them!

  • rodricat
    Jul 29, 2012

    Easy, quick and gone in the wink of an eye. My kids love to dip them in syrup, but of course they love anything they can eat with their hands.

  • sg1
    Sep 5, 2010

    My whole family loved this recipe and we will make it again! Next time I will try not cutting the bread into sticks until after they are frozen to make less work.

  • Lin-Dser
    Jun 16, 2009

    I tried this recipe again--it was so good and so easy to prepare, I had to give it another try. This time I used the optional cornflakes. That solved the sticking problem and now I have great tasting french toast that I can throw in the oven at any time. Incidentally, we make our own bread. If the bread goes stale before we can eat it all, I throw it in the freezer until I have time to make french toast or croutons out of it.

  • Lin-Dser
    Mar 4, 2009

    The french toast tasted great, but it stuck to the baking sheet every time I made it. If I make it again, I'll fry it on the stove top.