Baked French toast sticks are a kid-friendly, finger-food breakfast recipe that is easy to make and freezer-friendly too!
This recipe for baked French toast sticks came about when I was at a loss for what to do with a full loaf of whole-grain bread. Freeze the bread? Nope. There’s no room— our freezer is small and packed with breast milk. Grilled cheese? Nope.
I wasn’t in the mood to try that again because the last grilled cheese I made for Joey ended up down his shirt and smashed between his diaper and high chair seat. Since both of my guys [Ted and Joey] are big breakfast eaters, I knew I couldn’t go wrong with French toast. Add a toddler-friendly twist of cutting the bread into “sticks” that can be dipped into syrup and I knew I was golden. #MomWins. #Again.
Baked French Toast Sticks Tips and Tricks
So I learned a few things when making these little dudes. Read these notes and take them to heart— or skip straight to the recipe and don’t say I didn’t warn you.
- Baking on the wire rack makes the sticks a little crispy, which works out well if you decide to make a big batch to freeze and reheat in the microwave.
- You MUST use a cooking oil spray on the wire rack or else the sticks will stick. I repeat. The baked French toast sticks WILL stick.
- The whole grain bread makes for a hearty French toast. If that’s not your “thing,” then stick to white bread. I won’t judge!
Now that you know the in’s and out’s for this recipe, get your syrup, melted peanut butter, powdered sugar, and fresh fruit ready for action. Your stomach is waiting!
Breakfast might not be my favorite meal of the day, but I sure do love creating recipes for my breakfast-loving entourage!
- 4 slices of whole grain bread
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup of milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon of sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet lined with foil. Coat with cooking spray. Cut bread slices into fourths then set aside.
- In a large shallow dish, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar. Dunk bread sticks into batter, let excess drip off, then place onto prepared wire rack. Bake for 15-18 minutes, spraying the tops of the French Toast Sticks with non-stick spray before flipping halfway through.
- To freeze: Let French Toast Sticks cool then transfer to a freezer bag or container when hard. To reheat, microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute.