Introduction: Cinnamon French Toast Sticks
In this Instructable, I will show you how to make Cinnamon French Toast Sticks. This easy French Toast recipe is so fun to make and a nice spin on a classic breakfast dish. You can have several dipping syrups and sauces, like maple syrup, strawberry sauce, chocolate sauce, etc. If you like French Toast, you will love these! If I can do it, you can do it. Let's get started! :)
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Follow the simple steps below or watch the short video tutorial or do both! :)
Step 1: Ingredients and Tools
- 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 of sugar (100g)
- 1 tbsp of butter or oil (14g)
- Dips - maple syrup, strawberry sauce/syrup, chocolate sauce/syrup
- Cutting board
- Skillet or griddle
Step 2: Make the Custard Egg Mixture
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. Also add the vanilla extract if desired.
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.
Step 3: Cut the Bread
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.
Step 4: Cinnamon and Sugar
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.
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.
Step 5: Heat the Skillet
Take a large skillet, preferably non-stick, or a pancake griddle and heat it up on medium heat (350 F/176 C).
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.
Step 6: Dunk That Bread
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.
Step 7: Brown Them
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.
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 8: 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.
Step 9: Serve!
Serve them with little bowls of syrups, like maple, strawberry, berry, chocolate, etc. Any of your favorite toppings for French Toast.
Print the recipe here if you like. :)
Step 10: Video Tutorial
Now watch those steps in action with this video tutorial.